By Chris Paul
The New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association recently made their selections for their Division I All-State teams and Pinkerton Academy Varsity players were recognized for their efforts on the field this season.
Astros senior, Aili Carney, was selected as one of the 15 girls chosen to the All-State First Team. Carney was a key component of the midfield position this season.
Sophomore Jaelyn Crossman and junior Natalie Paradzick were also recognized for their outstanding playing throughout the 2022 fall season. Both Crossman and Paradzick were chosen to be members of the All-State Second Team for their efforts around the goal as forwards on the Lady Astros squad.
Pinkerton junior goalkeeper, Elise LeBlanc, was given Honorable Mention by the coaches association.
Offensive Player of the Year honors went to Addison MacNeil of the Exeter High School Blue Hawks. Exeter was the eventual Division I championship team with a 2-0 win over the Winnicunnet Warriors in the DI finals.
The Defensive Player of the Year was given to Kaitlyn Tello of the Nashua South High School Purple Panthers.
Coach of the Year went to Bill Larkins who guided the Manchester Central-West team this year.