EMASS ALL STARS
April 3rd, 2010
All State Players according to the Boston Herald
BOSTON HERALD DREAM TEAM
LAUREN BATTISTA, OLIVER AMES - The Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot senior swing player averaged 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals a game in leading the Tigers to their second Division 2 state title. The MVP of the Sue Rivard Holiday Tournament as well as the Rebel Hoop Classic, the Bentley-bound Battista concluded her career as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
NICOLE BOUDREAU ANDOVER One of the premier outside shooters in the state, the 5-foot-9 sophomore played a key part in leading the Golden Warriors to the Division 1 state championship. Boudreau had 25 points and 13 rebounds in the North final victory against Central Catholic. A two-time All-Merrimack Valley Conference selection, Boudreau is a high honors student.
VAL DRISCOLL, ARCH BISHOP WILLIAMS The 6-foot-4 senior center was a part of four consecutive Division 3 South championship teams. Driscoll averaged 20.3 points, 14.6 rebounds and 5.26 blocks a game. For her career, Driscoll finished with more than 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds. Driscoll is a member of the Bay State Magic AAU team, and will attend the University of Michigan in the fall.
NATALIE GOMEZ, ANDOVER The speedy junior guard makes her second appearance on the Dream Team. Gomez averaged more than 15 points and nearly 10 assists a game as the Golden Warriors rolled to their second Division 1 state title with a 73-37 win against East Longmeadow. A three-time all-Merrimack Valley Conference selection, Gomez went over the 1,000-point mark for her career earlier in the season.
KATIE ZENEVITCH, CENTRAL CATHOLIC A four-time All-Scholastic selection, Zenevitch leaves Central Catholic as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,518) and rebounder (1,224). Zenevitch was named Comcast/Board 27 Tournament MVP after scoring 33 points and grabbing 31 rebounds in the final, and also was IAABO Player of the Year. She will attend Boston College in the fall.
RASHIDAT AGBOOLA, METHUEN - The 6-foot-1 senior forward was one of the top players in the Merrimack Valley Conference. Agboola recorded 16 double-doubles, averaging 24 points, 11 rebounds and 2.1 blocks a game for the Rangers. For her career, Agboola finished with 1,434 points. Agboola also was an All-Scholastic in volleyball, though she will concentrate on basketball at Boston University.
NICOLE BERESFORD, MARSHFIELD - A two-time All-Scholastic, the junior forward led the Atlantic Coast League in scoring, averaging 14.8 points and 11.5 rebounds a game. Earlier this season, Beresford broke the school’s all-time scoring record and currently is at 1,267 points. A three-time all-ACL selection, Beresford is a member of the National Honor Society.
MOLLY BREEN, MILLIS - The senior forward ended her career as Millis’ all-time leader in points (1,360) and rebounds (870). This season, Breen averaged 17.7 points, 10 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.5 blocks a game. As a junior, Breen poured in nearly 20 points a game in guiding the Mohawks to the Division 4 state title. A clutch postseason performer, Breen averaged 17.3 a game in tournament play.
DANIELLE DEPIERRO, TEWKSBURY - The 5-foot-6 senior guard averaged more than 23 points and six rebounds a game for the Redmen and is the school’s all-time leading female scorer with 1,305 points. In a Division 2 North quarterfinal loss to Melrose, DePierro scored a career-high 44 points. The Merrimack Valley Conference’s Div. 2 Player of the Year, DePierro would like to play basketball at a four-year college.
BLAKE DIETRICK, WELLESLEY - One of the most productive players in the state, the 5-foot-10 junior guard averaged 20 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.5 steals a game. A first-team all-Bay State Conference performer, Dietrick made 50 percent of her 3-point shots and ended the season with 1,081 career points. Dietrick also was an All-Scholastic in lacrosse, in which she was named All-American.
MARY LOUISE DIXON, WELLESLEY - A first-team all-Bay State Conference performer, the senior point guard averaged 18 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists a game in leading the Raiders to the Division 1 South semifinals. A two-time BSC Most Valuable Player, Dixon started for the Div. 2 state champions as a sophomore. Dixon will attend Stonehill College on a basketball scholarship.
JENICIA DUGGINS, LYNN ENGLISH - The explosive senior point guard was named the MVP of the Northeastern Conference after averaging 22.7 points a game. A three-time all-NEC selection, Duggins leaves as the school’s all-time leading female scorer with 1,411 points, surpassing Deidre Jackson’s previous mark of 1,221. Duggins is undecided about her college plans.
KHADIJAH ELLISON, BURKE - One of the highest ranked juniors in the East, the 5-foot-8 guard averaged 25 points, seven rebounds, 6.5 assists and four steals a game for the Bulldogs, who advanced to the Division 3 South quarterfinals. In a season-ending loss to Ashland, Ellison scored 36 points and had seven steals. In the offseason, Ellison plays for the City Rocks in New York as well as the local Showstoppers.
ASIA EWING, WESTFORD ACADEMY - A four-time Dual County League All-Star, Ewing averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds in leading the Grey Ghosts to the Division 1 North semifinals. Ewing led her team in scoring each of the past three seasons. She was selected to the all-tournament teams in both the Comcast/Board 27 and Masconomet tournaments. Ewing will play basketball at Stonehill.
TORI FAIETA, ST. MARY’S - The 6-foot-2 junior center was a human double-double machine, averaging 15.4 points and 16.8 rebounds a game as the Spartans reached the Division 3 North semifinals. For her career, Faieta has 1,105 points and 1,117 rebounds. Faieta was the MVP of the Spartan Classic. A honor roll student, Faieta would like to play basketball and major in business in college.
LAUREN FIOLA, DURFEE - The senior forward averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds a game in leading the Hilltoppers to the Division 1 South final. A four-year starter, Fiola ended her career with 1,054 points, 768 rebounds, 146 blocks and 122 steals. Fiola also earned a spot on the 2010 Comcast/Board 27 All-Tournament team. Fiola will continue to play basketball at UMass-Lowell.
BRENNA GONSALVES, COYLE-CASSIDY - The junior forward set a school record with 486 points in leading the Warriors to a 19-4 record and a berth in the Division 3 South semifinals. Gonsalves averaged 21 points and eight rebounds a game this season, shooting 47 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line. Gonsalves has scored 1,200 career points, ranking her third on the school’s all-time list.
KRISTEN HOFFMAN, FOXBORO - One of the top shooters around, the 5-foot-10 senior guard averaged 19.5 points a game to go along with five assists and three steals. A three-time Hockomock League All-Star, Hoffman ended her career with more than 1,000 points. She also starts in soccer and lacrosse. A member of the National Honor Society, Hoffman will attend Saint Anselm College.
NIESHA KELLEY, NEW MISSION - The senior guard was the guiding force behind the Boston City League champions. She ranked among the leading scorers in the state, averaging nearly 26 points a game to along with four assists. In her last high school game against Georgetown, Kelley surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career. She is undecided about her college plans.
MEREDITH KELLY, COHASSET - The 5-foot-9 senior forward helped guide the Skippers to their second Division 4 state title in three seasons, averaging 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists a game. Kelly also excelled at the other end of the floor, where she often was called upon to defend the other team’s top scorer. A three-sport standout, Kelly will play basketball at Bates.
ERIN MCNAMARA, PENTUCKET - A four-year starting point guard, McNamara was the co-Most Valuable Player of the Cape Ann League’s Large Division. McNamara led the Sachems in both scoring (16.2) and assists (4.7), concluding her career with 1,106 points. In a state semifinal win against Archbishop Williams, McNamara had 28 points and six assists. She is a member of the National Honor Society and ranked third in her class.
BRITTANY OBI-TABOT, WATERTOWN - Despite a 7-14 season for the Red Raiders, Obi-Tabot was named the Most Valuable Player of the Middlesex League. A three-time all-Middlesex League selection, the senior center averaged 20.6 points, 14.1 rebounds and three blocked shots a game. For her career, Obi-Tabot finished with 1,385 points and 1,252 rebounds. She will attend Fairfield University in the fall.
ALEXIS PETERS, FONTBONNE - The senior point guard was the catalyst behind a splendid 19-1 regular season. Peters averaged 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 4.1 assists a game, and saved her best for the cream of the crop, tallying 27 against Cardinal Spellman and 23 against Medfield and Archbishop Williams. Peters was an All-Tourney selection in the Somerville Holiday Hoopfest and Winthrop Massport tournament.
LINDSEY ROCHE, ARLINGTON CATHOLIC - A Catholic Central League All-Star for the second straight year, the 5-foot-8 guard averaged 13 points, six rebounds and five assists a game in leading the Cougars to the Division 2 North final. Roche earned all-tournament honors at the Spartan Classic as well as the Masconomet Holiday Tournament. Roche will play basketball at Assumption.
ASHLEY VISELLI, PENTUCKET - The senior swing player leaves Pentucket as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,230 points. Viselli averaged 14.5 points, seven rebounds, 3.7 steals and three assists a game in leading the Sachems to their first Division 3 state championship game. She was a four-year starter, and Pentucket was 91-9, including 51-1 in the Cape Ann League, during that period.