All-Eagle Girls Lacrosse Capsules

Posted
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.

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


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