JEN ROCK, TRITON, Senior, Guard
One of the most versatile players on the North Shore, Rock ranked in the top five among all area players in points (12.7), rebounds (6.4), assists (5.5) and steals (4.3). The two-time All-Cape Ann League selection led Triton to its first state tournament victory in more than 10 years.
In Triton's 49-47 victory over North Reading Feb. 3, Rock had 25 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks. In a victory over Newburyport in the River Rival Tip-Off Classic, Rock had 19 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, seven blocks and two steals.
Pentucket coach John McNamara said of Rock following his team's last meeting with Triton, "She's a great player and she's had a great career ... But I'm truthfully getting pretty tired of playing against her. These past four years of Rock preparation have been something else."
Rock, a three-time Daily News All-Star selection in basketball, is as multi-faceted off the court as she is on it. She maintains a 4.4 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and is ranked sixth in her class. She cites her coaches, parents and family as her athletic influences. She would like to play basketball in college, but has yet to decide on her school of choice.
VANESSA CAHILL, PENTUCKET
A CAL All-Star ... Pulled down 8.2 rebounds per game ... Was a member of four Pentucket 20-win teams ... Maintains a 3.56 GPA ... Cites parents and coach John McNamara as key athletic influences ... Will attend Keene State College and hopes to play basketball ... Plans to become a teacher.
BETH CASTANTINI, NEWBURYPORT
A two-time All-CAL selection ... Averaged 14.5 points and area-best 9.7 rebounds ... Led Clippers to CAL Division 2 championship ... Maintains a 4.0 GPA ... A three-year varsity contributor ... Cites her aunt as key athletic influence ... Would like to play basketball in college ... Repeat Daily News All-Star in basketball.
ALYSSA CONLEY, TRITON, Senior, Guard
A CAL All-Star ... Averaged 11.4 points ... Led team in 3-pointers ... A two-year varsity player ... Honor roll student ... Cites her father as her role model ... Will attend UCLA ... Had 23 points in Triton's victory over Newburyport in River Rival Tip-Off Classic ... The sidekick to Daily News Player of the Year Jen Rock.
SARAH HIGGINS, PENTUCKET, Junior, Forward
A CAL All-Star ... Averaged 10.9 points and 3.6 steals ... A three-year varsity player ... Cites victory over Masconomet in Masconomet Holiday Classic as season highlight ... Honor roll student ... Peer mentor ... Former Student of the Month ... Names parents and coach as athletic influences ... Set goal to play Division 1 college basketball.
KRISTIN HOGAN, GEORGETOWN, Sophomore, Guard
CAL Division 3 Player of the Year ... A CAL All-Star ... Averaged area-best 15.7 points ... Honor roll student ... Made 56 3-pointers this season ... Had game-high 18 points in Georgetown's state tournament loss to top-seed Shawsheen ... Cites family as athletic influence ... Georgetown's leading scorer as freshman with 10.0 points per game.
SAMANTHA LEAHY, NEWBURYPORT, Senior, Forward
An All-CAL selection ... Averaged 14.0 points and 7.8 rebounds ... A three-year varsity player ... Cites victory over Pentucket as season highlight ... Maintains a 4.05 GPA ... National Honor Society member ... Identifies father as key athletic influence ... Plans to attend Boston College, where she will study nursing.
TESS NOGUEIRA, PENTUCKET, Sophomore, Forward
Averaged 10.7 points per game during the state tournament ... Pentucket's leading rebounder in state tournament ... High Honors student ... Two-year varsity player ... Cites getting to play with sister, Alyssa, on Senior Night as highlight ... Identifies middle school coach Don Viselli, AAU coach Kevin Barboza and Pentucket coach John McNamara as key influences.
MICHELLE REILLY, GEORGETOWN, Senior, Guard
A CAL All-Star ... Averaged 9.4 points and area-best 5.2 steals ... Georgetown's Defensive Player of the Year ... Team captain ... Maintains 3.6 GPA ... National Honor Society member ... Ranked seventh in class ... Top three college choices include UMass Amherst, University of New Hampshire and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
MOLLY ROWE, NEWBURYPORT, Junior, Guard
A CAL All-Star ... Averaged 9.8 points and 3.6 assists ... Maintains 3.8 GPA ... Two-year varsity player ... A member of New England Warriors AAU team ... A 2010 Daily News All-Star field hockey selection ... Led both Newburyport field hockey and basketball teams to CAL titles this year ... Cites father as key athletic influence.
COLEY VISELLI, PENTUCKET, Sophomore, Guard
An All-CAL selection ... Averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 assists during regular season ... Averaged 15.3 points and 5.0 assists in state tournament ... Named to All-Masconomet Holiday Tournament Team ... River Rival Tip-Off Classic MVP ... All-Westford Academy Tournament Team ... Cites father as key athletic influence.
The All-Star Team
Vanessa Cahill, Pent.SeniorCenter
Beth Castantini, N'portJuniorGuard
Alyssa Conley, TritonSeniorGuard
Sarah Higgins, Pent.JuniorForward
Kristin Hogan, G'townSophomoreGuard
Samantha Leahy, N'portSeniorForward
Tess Nogueira, Pent.SophomoreForward
Michelle Reilly, G'townSeniorGuard
*Jen Rock, TritonSeniorGuard
Molly Rowe, N'portJuniorGuard
Coley Viselli, Pent.SophomoreGuard
* Player of the Year