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Fall Sports MVP- Christina Calandra, Manchester Essex field hockey: Calandra was an unstoppable force in goal for the Cape Ann League Baker Division champion Hornets this fall, posting a 0.33 goals against average with 16 shutouts on the season.
The Hornet’s senior captain, who was the CAL Baker MVP and a State Best of 60 selection, allowed more than one goal in just one game all season, the second game of the regular season, and posted three state tournament shutouts while allowing just a single goal in four postseason games.
With outstanding athleticism and positioning, Calandra makes playing the position look easy, which is why she is heading to Division 1 Maryland to play field hockey next fall.
Jillian Bowen, Manchester Essex soccer: The Hornets were the highest scoring team in the Cape Ann League this fall and Bowen was at the forefront of that offensive success as she was second on the team in scoring.
The senior captain’s speed on the wing was a handful for opposing defenses and was a first team All CAL selection, helping Manchester Essex reach a sectional final for just the second time in program history.
Christina Bullock, Manchester Essex field hockey: The senior Cape Ann League All-Star had a hand in both the Hornet’s offensive and defensive success from the midfield position.
On the wing, Bullock got the Hornet’s offense started with her elite stick handling abilities and speed. She was also a key cog on corner plays and had a knack for playing strong defense to transition the CAL Baker champs into offense.
Emma Christopher, Rockport soccer: The Vikings wanted to change their identity this season and play a more physical style, and Christopher was at the forefront of the team’s successful transition.
Only a sophomore, the CAL All-Star was a standout in the midfield and Rockport’s top playmaker who was among the team’s leaders in scoring for the second season in a row.
Jade Cromwell, Manchester Essex soccer: The Hornets had a historic 2018 campaign, winning the CAL title for the first time in program history, and Cromwell was the leader of the team defense which allowed just a goal per game.
A starter on the back line since her freshman season and a three-time CAL All-Star, Cromwell was frequently tasked with defending the opponent’s top scorer, and she frequently shut them down.
Annika Dahlin, Manchester Essex field hockey: The Hornet’s senior captain was the leader of the top defensive unit in the Cape Ann League, which allowed just seven goals in 21 games this season.
The first team All Cape Ann League selection was always in the way of the opposing offense, using her athleticism and high field hockey I.Q. to disrupt in any way possible. As the team’s first line of defense, she frequently prevented the opponent from threatening the Hornets goal and could transition her team into offense with superior passing skills.
Cate Delaney, Gloucester field hockey: The junior forward always seemed to be around the net and making plays for the high powered Fishermen offense this season.
One of Gloucester’s best playmakers, the first team All Northeastern Conference selection was Gloucester’s assist leader with 33 and tied for the team lead with 50 points thanks to her incredible stick and passing skills.
Abby Engel, Rockport field hockey: A first team all Cape Ann League selection, Engel made the Viking’s go on both ends of the field as the team’s center midfielder.
On the offensive side of the field, Engel’s field vision and stick skills made her the team’s top playmaker. She also chipped in on the defensive side of the field and was a key transition player.
Haley Faulds, Rockport soccer: The sophomore was a defensive ace for the Vikings and the team’s most consistent player.
The first team All Cape Ann League selection was the total package in terms of defensive skills as her intelligence, athleticism and instincts saw her take on dangerous scorers in the CAL, and find success against them, game in and game out. She is now a two-time league All-Star in just two years of varsity action.
Eve Feuerbach, Manchester Essex cross country: The senior capped off an illustrious cross country career this fall with her sixth appearance in the Massachusetts All State Meet.
Feuerbach was undefeated in the dual meet season and earned CAL Baker Runner of the Year honors. She also turned in a top five finish at the CAL Meet, a second place finish at the Eastern Mass. Division 5 Meet and a sixth place finish at the All-State Meet, her fourth top-10 finish in the meet.
Jemima Grow, Gloucester field hockey: Gloucester’s offensive success this season, which featured a program record in goals scored, always started with its senior captain in the midfield.
No player had the ball on her stick more than Grow this season as she quarterbacked the midfield from the left wing with ease as her uncanny field vision saw her finding the open player no matter where she was on the field, which led to instant offense. Grow could also score with regularity as she had seven goals and 20 assists on the season. She was a first team All NEC selection and a State Best of 60 selection this fall.
Dase Hase, Manchester Essex soccer: The sophomore had a breakout season for the Hornets this fall as she led the top scoring offense in the CAL in goals and points.
Her blazing speed down the wing created mismatches and her finishing abilities were unmatched in the league as she was named CAL Baker Player of the Year in helping the Hornets win the league for the first time ever and reach the sectional finals. She was also crafty with the ball and could easily beat defenders in one-on-one situations to earn scoring chances.
Leah Rudolph, Gloucester cross country: Rudolph capped off a standout cross country career this fall by earning a spot on the conference All-Star team.
The senior was Gloucester’s top finisher in every race and turned in a top-20 finish at the NEC Meet to go along with a top-40 finish at the Eastern Mass. Division 4 Meet. Rudolph is now a two-time conference All-Star.
Mia Salah, Gloucester field hockey: Only a sophomore, Salah set Gloucester’s single-season goals record by finding the back of the net 24 times, topping a record previously set in 2005 by India Lowe.
Salah is as crafty as they come inside the circle as she can shoot with both power and finesse to beat the opposing defense. She is also a standout playmaker as she recorded 26 assists, good for second on the team and was tied for the team lead with 50 points, earning first team All Northeastern Conference status.
Liz Schuster, Gloucester soccer: The senior captain powered the Gloucester defense this season, which was the team’s strong suit this fall.
The Northeastern Conference All-Star always seemed to be around the ball and limiting the opposing offense from the center of the defense. Her athleticism and positional awareness saw her stifle even the most powerful offenses in the conference.
Tracy Wood, Gloucester field hockey: The senior captain was a scoring machine for Gloucester as her 23 goals were second on the team and the second highest single-season total in program history.
From the left wing, Wood was often marked by the opposing defense’s best players, and it didn’t matter much as she always found a way to create a chance whether it was from a goal or a pass as she also chipped in 20 assists. A first team All Northeastern Conference selection, Wood was Gloucester’s fastest player as her speed on the outside led to instant offense. She was also a focal point on Gloucester’s deadly efficient corner plays as a blazing hard shot and precision passing made her nearly impossible to defend.