Guard - Nicole Boudreau, Sr., Andover
One of the most decorated female basketball players to come through Massachusetts in the last decade, the 5-foot-9 Boudreau is a three-time Merrimack Valley Conference MVP, two-time Gatorade Player of the Year and two-time ESPN Boston Miss Basketball. This season, she led the Golden Warriors in every major stat category (22.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.9 steals, four assists, 54 percent field goals, 78 percent three-pointers) as they captured their third straight Division 1 state title. She finished her career with exactly 2,200 points, and went 99-9 in her four years with the varsity (including a perfect 27-0 mark this year). Boudreau will continue her career next season at Boston College.
Guard - Monique Heard, Sr., Holyoke
Arguably the most dynamic guard in Western Mass. this season, the 5-foot-3 Heard led the Purple Knights through a competitive Division 1 West bracket and into their first state final appearance in school history. For the season, she averaged 19 points, and was recently named the Western Mass Player of the Year by the Basketball Hall of Fame and MassLive.com. She finished her career with 1,484 points and a 74-16 record.
Guard – Olivia Healy, Jr., Reading
The Rockets were one of the state's highest-scoring offenses (64.8 points per game), and at the center of it was Healy, the team's leading -- and most dynamic -- scorer at 21.8 points per game. For her efforts, she picked up her second straight Middlesex League MVP honors. The Rockets endured their most successful season in school history this year, going 25-0 and capturing the program's first Division 2 state championship.
Forward – Brooke Stewart, Sr., Masconomet
The 6-foot Stewart was one of the leading scorers in Eastern Mass. this season, and one of its better three-point shooters, averaging over 20 points (21.5) for the second straight season. She took home Cape Ann League MVP honors for the second straight season, as the Chieftains advanced to the Division 1 North finals before falling to state champ Andover. Stewart will continue her career next season at William & Mary.
Forward – Elizabeth Belanger, Sr., Acton-Boxborough
With forward size but guard handle, the 5-foot-10 Belanger poured in another strong season for the Colonials, with the ability to do damage both inside and out. She took home Dual County League MVP honors for the second time in three seasons (she also won in 09-10), as the Colonials ran into state champion Andover in the Division 1 North quarterfinals. Belanger will continue her career next season at the University of New Hampshire.
BEST OF THE REST
Shannon Brady, Sr. F, Scituate
Kara Charette, Sr. F, Fairhaven
Meghan Fornaro, Sr. F, Shepherd Hill
Jen Gonsalves, Sr. G, Harwich
Shannon Holt, Sr., Wachusett
Sarah Hope, Jr. G, Medway
Tianna Johnson, Sr., New Mission
Brianna Leonard, Sr. G, Amherst
Ashley Lutz, Jr. F, Lincoln-Sudbury
Paige Marshall, Sr. F, Braintree
Jen Narlee, Jr. F, Medfield
Michaela North, Jr. F, Duxbury
Emma Roberson, Sr. G, Arlington Catholic
Bri Schnare, Sr. F, Wachusett
Lexi Sells, Sr. G, Bishop Feehan
Catherine Stinson, Soph. G, Lynn English
Dana Theobald, Sr. G, West Springfield
Blake Underhill, Sr. G, Ashland
Tajanay Veiga-Lee, Jr. G, Fenway
Arielle Ward, Sr. F, East Longmeadow
COACH OF THE YEAR
KRISTEN MCDONNELL, BRAINTREE
Anytime you start three freshmen and come within one quarter of de-throning the defending state champs at TD Garden, you've pretty much taken this award lock, stock and key. Led by All-Stater Paige Marshall, the Wamps went unbeaten in Bay State Conference and allowed just 35 points per game, as they captured the Division 1 South title. They held a lead on Andover in the fourth quarter of the Eastern Mass. Final before the Warriors came away with their third straight EMass title. With a talented group of underclassmen returning -- including junior Rachel Norton and freshmen Molly Regan, Ashley Russell and Bridget Herlihy -- there's nowhere to go but up for this program.