Tuesday July 17, 2012

Annie Flynn

Senior, Mount Greylock

Attack

The county scoring champion with 87 goals, Flynn was the tip of the spear offensively for Greylock.

The coach’s take: She played both ends of the field. She never gave up.

-- Greylock coach Lindsey von Holtz Jaci Aubin

Junior, Hoosac Valley

Attack

Led the Hurricanes with 19 goals and was second on the team in assists with four.

The coach’s take: She made catches other players just couldn’t make. Jaci also had a very hard shot.

-- Hoosac coach Niki McWhirt

Moriah McKenna

Junior, Lee

Attack

Second on the team in scoring with 38 goals. Added 19 assists, second in the county.

The coach’s take: She was our point guard. She was the one who set up our scorers. I was very pleased with her play this year.

-- Lee coach Dave Galisa

Jamie Budaj

Senior, Wahconah

Midfield

The league’s No. 4 scorer with 51 goals. A great two-way player.

The coach’s take: She was our key player at both ends of the field. She was a team leader.

-- Wahconah coach Kathy Budaj

Sam Kasala

Senior, Wahconah

Midfield

The No. 3 scorer in the county, she and Jamie Budaj were a potent 1-2 punch for the Warriors. Her 13 assists were also third best in the county.


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The coach’s take: She was strong from beginning to the end of the game. A hard worker.

-- Budaj

Jen Ogle

Senior, Pittsfield

Midfield

Pittsfield’s top scorer with 40 goals, fifth best in Berkshire County.

The coach’s take: She was our team leader, she held us together and kept everybody upbeat. I never saw her slow down in a game.

-- PHS coach Daniella Gardino

Megan Gaul

Junior, Lee

Midfield

The county’s No. 2 scorer with 81 goals, she led the league with 27 assists. A dangerous scorer who knew when to pass off.

The coach’s take: She scored 81 goals, but she also had a boatload of assists. She was very good at drawing opponents to her and passing off.

-- Galisa

Alana Chesney

Sophomore, Greylock

Midfield

Scored 11 goals on the season for the Mounties, and also had two assists. A strong defender who played well at both ends.

The coach’s take: Alana led the team in draw controls. She didn’t really play a position. Her job was to stop the other team’s best player.

-- Von Holtz

Laine Chiaretta

Senior, Wahconah

Defense

A tough defender who was not afraid to play physically. Also the No. 4 passer in the league with 12 assists.

The coach’s take: Defense often doesn’t get as much publicity, but Laine was a big part of the team. A great work ethic.

-- Budaj

Sarah Stripp

Seventh grade, Greylock

Defense

The Mounties’ "defensive defender", Stripp wasn’t much of a scorer, but she was tenacious at the other end of the field.

The coach’s take: Sarah led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers. She was a great defender.

-- Von Holtz

Kristina Wadsworth

Senior, Greylock

Defense

Paired with Stripp, Wadsworth gave Greylock a formidable defensive unit.

The coach’s take: She was one of our captains. She called out our setups.

-- Von Holtz

Meaghan Albert

Senior, Greylock

Goalie

Had 83 saves on the season, with a season high 20 in a loss to Lee. One of the league’s best clutch goaltenders.

The coach’s take: She was unreal in our last league game against Wahconah [with 19 saves]. If we didn’t have her, Wahconah would have been in the tournament, not us.

-- Von Holtz

-- Capsules by Derek Gentile, Berkshire Eagle Staff