Cape Cod High School Girls Lacrosse All-Scholastic Team

The girls lacrosse teams on Cape Cod showed out in 2023 as 11 teams made the MIAA state tournament, with nine of those teams being in Division 4.

Nantucket and Sandwich made it the furthest in Div. 4 as they both reached the Elite Eight before losing their final games of the season.

Monomoy, Falmouth, Cape Cod Academy, and St. John Paul II also made the Sweet Sixteen.

Whether it was putting a goal in the back of the net or preventing one from reaching the net, here are the players that helped their teams reach this level of success. Presenting the girls lacrosse All-Scholastic 2023 team:

First Team

Madigan Kelley of Bourne and Adryanna Turner of Upper Cape Tech watch the ball fly free.

Madigan Kelley, Bourne

In her last high school season at midfield, Kelley had 111 (85 goals, 26 assists) points and led the South Coast Conference in scoring. She finished her varsity career with 193 points (168 goals, 25 assists). Her most memorable moment of the season was Senior Night. Kelley also plays field hockey for the Canalmen. She will be play lacrosse at Worcester State University, while studying nursing.

“Madigan is a true leader and played both ends of the field very well. She is excellent on draw controls,” Bourne Coach Mike Massmann said.

Brooke Lunedei of Bourne shovels a pass to her teammate defended by Merry Connor of Upper Cape Tech lacrosse.

Brooke Lunedei, Bourne

In her senior season, Lunedei was a force like her teammate Kelley with 89 points (66 goals, 23 assists), brining her final varsity career total to 168 points (132 goals, 36 assists). In the fall, Lunedei will be attending UCONN.

“Brooke was a dominant scorer with a deadly shot. She has the ability to create shots and opportunities for her teammates, and is very good at draw controls,” Massmann said.

Ella Bartolomei of Cape Cod Academy fires a shot at Nauset goalie Alden Rogers in April.

Ella Bartolomei, Cape Cod Academy

In just 12 games, due to a concussion mid-season, Bartolomei still finished with 126 points (103 goals, 23 assists). She is a three-time Cape & Island All-Star, and also played on the USA national team in 2022. For her career, she has 323 points (298 goals/25 assists). She committed to play D1 lacrosse at Stonehill last year.

“She is a hard worker, and a determined player that is willing to play any position for the team to win. She’s our playmaker and high scorer for the second year in a row,” Cape Cod Academy Coach Samantha Ziehl said.

Tilly Crosby of Cape Cod Academy puts a shot on Martha’s Vineyard goal defended by Charlotte Scott of Martha’s Vineyard in June.

Tilly Crosby, Cape Cod Academy

In just her second year as a starter, the freshman had 94 points (74 goals, 20 assists), and had a 75% draw control average. Crosby played for USA National Tournament this season, and is a two-time Cape & Island All Star.

Her favorite moment of the season was taking a bus to Mount Greylock and playing them in the playoffs. When she is not scoring on the field, Crosby likes sailing, volleyball and tennis.

“Aggressive, fast and a sharp shooter. She controls the draw and midfield,” Ziehl said.

Natalie Bosselman of Falmouth races ahead of Elda Huremovic of West Springfield.

Natalie Bosselman, Falmouth

In her last high school season at the midfield, Bosselman scored 33 goals, dished out 30 assists and caused 35 turnovers.

Bella Hawkins, Falmouth

Hawkins joins her teammate Bosselman on this list as a junior attacker. She netted 52 goals, while dishing out 11 helpers for the Clippers.

Camdyn Swain of Falmouth puts a shot on West Springfield goal defended by Audrey Canata.

Camdyn Swain, Falmouth

The senior midfielder finished her last high school season with 53 goals, 22 assists, and 237 draw controls. Her most memorable moment of the season was winning their first playoff game (14-7 over West Springfield).

“It felt amazing, it was the first time we had won a playoff game since 2016 I believe. The energy was amazing, all the girls were so excited and happy and our coaches were so proud,” Swain said.

Swain is in the National Honor Society, Math/Science National Honor Society, Interact club, and helped volunteer and coach the Falmouth Flash U8 girls lacrosse team. Swain will be taking her lacrosse talent to Southern New Hampshire University, while majoring in Computer Science.

Paris Widdis-Hendricks, Mashpee

The senior attacker netted 56 goals and 17 assists this season for the Falcons.

“Paris is an aggressive and quick attack player. She is tactical and will catch many defenders off guard with her impressive footwork. I am most impressed with Paris’ drive to have the ball in her stick. She will play any position just to get the ball in her stick and rip one into the net. Paris re-defends every turnover or save by the opposing team and will not stop until she reaches the restraining line,” Mashpee Coach Olivia Bengston said.

Tassia McGrail, Mashpee

Senior midfielder McGrail netted 73 goals and 18 assists (37% of the team’s goals), and won 34 draws off the circle despite only playing in the circle in about half of the games.

“Tassia has a huge presence on both sides of the ball. On defense she commands and communicates. She transitions the ball extremely well. She weaves between players, makes the long passes by keeping her head up, and will beat everyone down the field for a fast break. Many times she is held back as a defensive midfielder to slow down any fast breaks that come our way,” Bengston said.

Karah Deveau of Monomoy puts a shot on goal past Ava Item of St. John Paul II.

Karah Deveau, Monomoy

As a captain, junior midfielder showed her leadership on the field with 85 points (55 goals, 30 assists). Her most memorable moment of the season was beating Lynnfield 8-5 in the Round of 32 playoffs.

“They were a seed higher than us (No. 17 and No. 16), but we proved everybody wrong and beat them. We were all so happy,” Deveau said.

Deveau also plays soccer and basketball, and is a three-sport captain. She is part of the National Honor Society, and outside of the Monomoy walls, she plays club soccer.

“Karah has been able to make magic happen every time she touches the field. She has been able to make opportunities for herself and others to score, and always makes the right decision for the team. She knows when to push the ball, when to pass, and how to make her teammates play at their full potential,” Monomoy Coach Brendan Pursel said.

Victoria Lentendre (#13) of Monomoy High School girls lacrosse team

Victoria Lentendre, Monomoy

The junior goalie finished her season with 202 saves and added a goal. She led a defense that averaged just six goals against for the season. Her most memorable moment of the season was winning the first tournament game in program history in the Round of 32 against Lynnfield. When she is not on the field, she in on the ice at Charles Moore Arena figure skating.

“Victoria made sure that Monomoy could never be counted out of a game, and allowed us to have a history-making season. Victoria has had a large impact on every game. She mentored our younger goalies and we are happy to have her return for our next season,” Pursel said.

Monomoy’s #9, Lucy Mawn, and Sturgis West’s #17, Jinpei Holmes, set up for the face-off in the Monomoy vs. Sturgis West lacrosse game at McBarron Field.

Lucy Mawn, Monomoy

Mawn capped her final high school season with 144 points (102 goals, 42 assists) and a save.

Her best memory from the season was beating Lynnfield as underdogs in the state tournament. Mawn plays soccer and basketball, and is part of school clubs and a lacrosse club team. She will be taking her talents to play at Saint Anselm College.

“Lucy has left a legacy at Monomoy lacrosse. Having been a part of the team since 2018, she has made an impact on the field, and culminated her high school career with two 100-plus goal seasons. She led our team on and off the field, and led a young team to a history-making season. For five years, she has elevated her teammates and held herself and others to a high standard,” Pursel said.

Bailey Lower reaches for the ball ahead of Julia Kipperman of Nauset.

Bailey Lower, Nantucket

Bailey Lower was arguably the best player on Cape Cod this season as a junior, and was named the Cape & Islands League Atlantic Division MVP (won Lighthouse MVP last season). She almost scored 200 points in one season, finishing with 197 points (115 goals, 82 assists), bringing her career total to 406 points (258 goals, 148 assists)

She was named a US Lacrosse All-American, EMGLCA Team 1 All-Star, and a Boston Herald All-Star this season. Although she still has one more season to play in high school, Lower has verbally committed to play at Vanderbilt University.

“Bailey Lower is an explosive and dynamic player. Her speed, stick skills and shot are part of what makes her so fun to watch. Bailey has worked to grow her lax IQ and by doing so has become an offensive facilitator. Her love for the game and her dedication to her craft is evident,” said Nantucket Coach Jami Lower who is also Bailey’s mom.

Ali Hawk of Nauset pressures Cydney Mosscrop of Nantucket as she runs down the sideline. (Credit: Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times)

Cydney Mosscrop, Nantucket

Although Lower may have been the star, junior Mosscrop played a huge role for the Whalers with 102 (75 goals, 27 assists) of her own points. She was named a Cape & Islands All-Star for the third straight season. She has 238 points (176 goals, 62 assists) for her career.

“Cyd is a great low attack with great vision on when to cut, pass and roll the crease. Cydney has grown as a defensive player as well and is a key component to our ride. Her strong defensive positioning has enabled her to be a force all over the field and is able to play literally any position on the field. Cydney is a gritty player, who loves the game,” Coach Lower said.

Emerson Pekarcik, Nantucket

If you thought two was good, there’s a third puzzle piece to this Whalers offense. The junior midfielder had 145 points (103 goals, 42 assists), bringing her career total to 258 points (194 goals, 64 assists). Pekarcik is a Cape & Islands All-Star for the third straight season. With one more high season to play, Pekarcik has verbally committed to play at High Point University.

“Emerson is a tenacious and talented player. Her dodging and ability to drive to net is unparalleled, quite often weaving through several players to conquer her vision. Emerson always gives 100 percent and plays every game to the last second,” Coach Lower said.

Sienna Reeves of Nauset prepares to fire a shot on goal between Elle Murray (5) and Emelie Jonsson of Cape Cod Academy.

Sienna Reeves, Nauset

In her junior campaign, Reeves scored 72 points, and was named the school’s MVP. She was named an all-star for the second season. Nauset Coach Heather Stevens said that Reeves had a “major impact in all games.”

Her favorite moment of the season was beating St. John Paul II 9-8 in overtime in the first game of the season. Reeves also plays hockey, field hockey, works and works out. She wants to eventually play a sport in college and become an athletic trainer.

Raegan Dillon, St. John Paul II

Dillon had 61 points (36 goals, 25 assists) for the Lions.

“Raegan is a sophomore and speed is her greatest asset. Raegan has one goal for our team and that is to win. She is an unbelievable competitor,” Co-Head Coaches Pat Van Cott and Russell Tinery said.

Sophie Philbrick of St. John Paul II prepares to fire a shot on the Lunenburg goal under pressure from Erin McGrath.

Sophie Philbrick, St. John Paul II

As a freshman midfielder, Philbrick led her team in scoring with 72 points (47 goals, 25 assists).

“Sophie is only a freshman and will certainly challenge many records at SJPII. Sophie is the thinker on our team. She has a cool head and plays great defense as well,” Van Cott and Tinery said.

Ryann Cobban of Sandwich races past Mary Surette of Georgetown in the Division 4 round of 16.

Ryann Cobban, Sandwich

Cobban led the way as a senior captain midfielder. She scored 89 goals, to go along with eight assists. She ends her high school career with 160 points (146 goals, 14 assists).

Her most memorable moment in her final varsity season was beating Nantucket (11-10) on the road.

“We had lost to them a few days prior, and we were very upset with our performance. Beating them in overtime was so exciting and a game I will never forget. We all wanted to win so badly and everyone gave their all,” Cobban said.

Cobban also played girls basketball for the Blue Knights for four years, and was the captain this past season, while being a member of the National Honor Society. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Alabama to study kinesiology on a pre-PA track.

“Ryann was our leading scorer this season averaging over four goals per game. She was an offensive powerhouse for us even scoring seven goals in multiple games. She was also one of our leaders on draw controls. Ryann played both sides of the ball exceptionally well and was often responsible for defending the other team’s best player (a role she shared with Riley Morrison),” Sandwich Coach Kelsy Beaton said.

Jillian Greene, Sturgis West

In just 12 games as a senior attacker, Greene finished the season with 75 points (52 goals, 23 assists), which included a nine-goal game against Dennis-Yarmouth.

“Jillian Greene was the heart and soul of the Navigators offense for the 2023 season,” Sturgis West Coach Christian Oakley said.

Jinpei Holmes, Sturgis West

Holmes was effective in just 12 games, like her teammate Greene, with 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists).

“Jinpei Holmes was a fierce competitor and leader for the Navigators in 2023,” Oakley said.

Alaina Hines, Upper Cape

In her junior season at midfield, Hines finished with 66 points (50 goals, 16 assists). Her favorite moment from this season was winning the Mayflower League and Vocational championships, as well as her senior night against Bristol Plymouth. In addition to lacrosse, Hines is also part of FFA (Future Farmers of America).

“Alaina is a natural born athlete. She has totally come out of her shell this season, and has made tremendous progress as a lacrosse player. Coaches and teammates are so lucky to have her on and off the field as she is a great member of the team. She knows when she is needed, and knows how to maintain control of the ball when the team needs to maintain possession. Overall, she has grown so much as a player and a teammate over the last two years and we are so grateful to get one more season with her,” Upper Cape Coach Kelsi Spencer said.

Adryanna Turner of Upper Cape Tech passes under pressure from Emma Ericson of Bristol-Plymouth

Adryanna Turner, Upper Cape

Turner had one of the best seasons in her junior year on Cape Cod with 122 points (98 goals, 24 assists), and winning 85% of the draw controls. On her career, she has 192 points (154 goals 38 assists), and has won 82% of draw controls. The 154 career goals is a Upper Cape record, and she still has one more season to play.

“Adryanna not only is a great athlete, she is an outstanding leader on and off the field. She continues to amaze her coaches and teammates with her technical improvements and leadership qualities, and will only have more time to grow and develop as a student athlete over the next year here at UCT. We are so lucky to have her, not only as a player, but as our only team captain.”

Second Team

Shelby LoCascio, Barnstable

LoCascio was a bright spot on the Red Hawks, accounting for more than 30 points. She was named a Cape & Islands Atlantic Division All-Star for the second straight season.

“Shelby makes an impact from endline to endline. She is a key contributor offensively and defensively, while taking the majority of our draws. Shelby will play a significant role in the future of our program, as a junior and senior,” Barnstable Coach Andrew Deane said.

Victoria Flaherty, Bourne

Flaherty is the last piece to the three-headed spear for the Canalmen. Last season, in her first year of playing lacrosse, she scored five goals. This season, she found the back of the net 45 times and added five assists as well.

Her most memorable moment was the Canalmen making it to to the state tournament, and scoring her 50th goal in her final high school game. Flaherty also plays field hockey in the fall, and is part of the National Honor Society. She will taking her lacrosse talents to Emmanuel College, while studying marketing and advertising.

“Tori in only her second year playing lax was instrumental in BHS success this season,” Massman said. “Her versatility was key as she was asked to play many different roles this season.”

Jordan Dipietro, Falmouth

The sophomore attacker contributed 37 goals and 18 assists for the Clippers this past season.

Ciara Hendricks, Mashpee

As a freshman midfielder, Hendricks led the team in winning draws off the circle with 44, while also adding 46 points (28 goals and 18 assists).

“Ciara is an impressive freshman. Her speed makes her stand out. She sees the field extremely well and takes advantage of every fast break opportunity. She has a quick first step that has helped her gain many possessions off the draw,” Bengston said.

Emma Burnie, Monomoy

As a senior on defense, Burnie led the Sharks in ground balls, and added a goal and an assist.

“Emma was a tough defender who anchored our defense all season. She was able to stop top scorers from opposing teams and dominated ground balls, creating offensive opportunities in transition,” Pursel said.

Mayson Lower, Nantucket

As a sophomore midfielder, Mayson Lower had 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) for the Whalers, which brings her career total to 68 points (26 goals, 42 assists). She was named an Cape & Islands All-Star the last two seasons.

“Mayson is the player every coach and teammate wants on their team. Her ability to gain possession off the draw, or how she is able to reverse possession on the ride, is what enables her team to score the majority of their points. If we could keep track of second assists, she would absolutely lead our team. She is a selfless player with incredible speed and determination. She works as a defensive midfielder who will literally put herself on the line to get the ball. She always jogs back to the circle after a goal is scored, and never, ever stops working. She has the most positive team-focused attitude of any player I have ever coached, and is truly deserving of this honor,” Coach Lower said.

Julia Kipperman, Nauset

As an eighth grader on varsity, Kipperman stepped up to the challenge with 50 points and was named a Cape & Islands All-Star.

“Julia is has an athletic maturity beyond her years,” Stevens said.

Maggie Crofford, St. John Paul II

In her final season, Crofford had 46 points (36 goals, 10 assists) for the Lions and won 126 draw controls (67%).

“Maggie was one of our captains and was instrumental in us reaching the Sweet Sixteen in Division 4,” Van Cott and Tinery said.

Riley Morrison, Sandwich

In her final high school season, the senior captain finished with 36 points (30 goal, 6 assists), which brought her career total to 107 points (90 goals 17 assists).

“Riley is a senior midfielder who played both sides of the ball every game with speed and aggression. She was also one of our leaders in draw controls. She was often responsible for defending the other team’s best player (a role she shared with Ryann Cobban). She is fast, hardworking and was an integral part of our team as a leader,” Beaton said.

Sophia Visceglio, Sandwich

In her last varsity season at attack, Visceglio had 49 points (19 goals, 30 assists). She led the team in assists for the second straight season. She finished her high school career with 109 points (49 goals, 60 assists).

“She was often in charge of setting up our offense behind the net. Her unselfish play was one of the reasons for our team’s success over the past two seasons. She is very hardworking and is a ground ball specialist. As a coach, I always say she does a lot of little things right and she has a no-quit attitude,” Beaton said.

Melissa Bonnelly, Sturgis West

Bonnelly only played 10 games in her junior season at midfield, but that did not stop her from having a good season. She ended with 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists).

“Melissa Bonnelly always gave it her all whenever she stepped on the field. She was a strong competitor for the Navigators in 2023,” Oakley said.

Honorable Mention

Tara O’Reilly, Dennis-Yarmouth

Jane Hostetter, Falmouth

Margaret Lowell, Falmouth Academy

Ali Dyke, Martha’s Vineyard                                   

Charlotte Scott, Martha’s Vineyard                                     

Elena Giordano, Martha’s Vineyard                                 

Nelly Long, Martha’s Vineyard                                

Gabby Foster, Nauset

Ali Hawk, Nauset

Noriann Wray, Sturgis East

This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: Cape Cod Times High School Girls Lacrosse All-Scholastic Team


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