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December 5, 2013

Newburyport Daily News Girls Soccer All-Stars

Player of the Year

Aly Leahy

Newburyport, Sr.

Defense

Leahy was the first Newburyport player ever to earn All-New England honors. The Cape Ann League Player of the Year and Eastern Mass. Division 3 Player of the Year maintains a 4.2 GPA. She hopes to attend Union College and cites her sister, Samantha Leahy, as her role model.

Carly Brand

Newburyport, Sr.

Midfield

Brand tallied 15 goals and two assists in 13 games after returning from an ankle injury. The All-League and Eastern Mass. All-Star selection maintains a 4.17 GPA. She cites Newburyport coaches Robb Gonnam and Kevin Sheridan as her role models.

Abbie Bresnahan

Newburyport, So.

Midfield/Striker

As a sophomore, Bresnahan earned All-League and Eastern Mass. All-Star selections. She tallied 15 goals and 10 assists on the season. She is the second Bresnahan sister to win a state championship at Newburyport, along with her sister, Taylor, who Abbie cites as her role model.

Kelly DiFazio

Amesbury, Sr.

Defense

The Cape Ann League All-Star selection anchored an Amesbury defense that posted three shutouts and allowed one goal each in three other games. She will attend Salem State University, and cites her father and Fitness Together owner Sean Stellmach as her role models.

Lilly Donovan

Newburyport, Sr.

Goalkeeper

Donovan led Newburyport to a state championship by posting 18 shutouts and a 0.24 GAA. She allowed five goals all season, none of which came in five state tournament games. She maintains a 3.8 GPA and cites Newburyport coach Kevin Sheridan as her role model.

Shannon Dube

Triton, Sr.

Striker

Dube was named a CAL All-Star after leading the Vikings to their first state-tournament berth in program history. She maintains a 3.75 GPA and cites her sister, Lindsay, as her role model. Her season highlight was “the whole tournament experience we went through together.”

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