Published in the December 10, 2018 edition.

WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League’s field hockey coaches met recently to select the All-Star teams.

The WMHS field hockey team, who finished fourth in the Freedom Division with a 6-8-3 league record and a 7-8-3 overall record, had three All-Stars selected as senior Aguila Lever and juniors Annabella Forziati and Hope Melanson made the list.

Lever played a big role on the back line to help the Warriors have one of the best defenses in the league. Melanson had a great season in the midfield. Forziati was one of Wakefield’s best forwards all season and a strong goal-scorer.

Freedom champion Watertown (16-0-1) who won the Div. 2 North, tied with second-place Stoneham (9-7-2) as each team had five All-Stars selected. Wilmington (9-8-1) and Wakefield were next with three selections each. Burlington (3-13) and Melrose (2-13-3) each had two All-Stars.

Liberty champion Lexington (15-1-2) led the balloting with six All-Stars including MVP Abbie Ortyl. Second-place Belmont (12-4) was next with five selections. Winchester (12-4-2) had four All-Stars while Reading (9-7-2) and Arlington (3-13) each had two and Woburn (0-15-1) had one.

In a new All-Star format this year, an 11-member All-Conference team was selected. Lexington and Watertown led the way with three selections each. The three Watertown selections (Gabby Venezia, Ally Kennedy and Olivia Lampasona) were the only representatives from the Freedom Division.



Freedom Division

Name School

Gabby Venezia Watertown – MVP

Catherine Connors Watertown

Ally Kennedy Watertown

Olivia Lampasona Watertown

Shannon Hughes Watertown

Gianna Beauclair Stoneham

Paige Jordan Stoneham

Shawna Paonessa Stoneham

Jill Flynn Stoneham

Emily Whooley Stoneham

Molly Foley Wilmington

Rebecca Ganley Wilmington

Meghan Canale Wilmington

Augi Lever Wakefield

Annabella Forziati Wakefield

Hope Melanson Wakefield

Mairead Clark Melrose

Briana Stanton Melrose

Carli Boodakian Burlington

Morgan Butcher Burlington

Liberty Division

Abbie Ortyl Lexington – MVP

Carly Briggs Lexington

Ana Linda Ortiz Lexington

Katie Devine Lexington

Felice Brennan Lexington

Bess Lawrence Lexington

Katie Guden Belmont

Emma Donahue Belmont

Morgan Chase Belmont

Meaghan Noone Belmont

Mia Kaldenbaugh Belmont

Niki Micciche Winchester

Clare Moloney-Kolenberg Winchester

Brooke Ross Winchester

Elizabeth Wheeler Winchester

Mari Verrier Reading

Courney Coutone Reading

Bridget McGahan Arlington

Jessica Twohig Arlington

Lilly Anderson Woburn

All-Conference Team

Courtney Coutone Reading

Niki Micciche Winchester

Clare Moloney-Kolenberg Winchester

Abbie Ortyl Lexington

Carly Briggs Lexington

Katie Devine Lexington

Katie Guden Belmont

Emma Donahue Belmont

Gabby Venezia Watertown

Ally Kennedy Watertown

Olivia Lampasona Watertown