Marina Bassett, Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South Portland sophomore forward: A repeat Varsity Maine All-State selection, Bassett led her team in scoring with 30 goals and 19 assists. She was at her best down the stretch, scoring 13 goals over the final five games of the regular season. In two seasons of high school hockey, Bassett has 55 goals.



Kathryn Brower, York/Traip/Marshwood/Noble senior goalie: A Becky Schaffer Award finalist, Brower was the Wildcats’ team leader. She posted a .908 save percentage and 1.81 goals-against average with two shutouts, helping her team reach the South semifinals. Brower had four games in which she made more than 30 saves, and two games with more than 40, both against the Cheverus co-op team, the eventual state champion.




Sadie Carnes, Yarmouth/Freeport senior forward: Winner of the Becky Schaffer Award as the state’s top senior in girls’ hockey, Carnes was a catalyst for the Clippers this season. She scored 15 goals and had 22 assists, leading her team to the state championship game for the first time. Carnes had a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Penobscot in the North championship game. She will attend Northeastern and study psychology.



Jane Flynn, Portland/Deering sophomore defense: Flynn was a dominant offense force for an inexperienced squad. Her 37 goals accounted for 66% of her team’s scoring. With seven assists on top of that, Flynn had a hand in 44 of Portland/Deering’s 56 goals. Flynn led the state in scoring in the regular season despite missing two games.




Emerson Homa, Gorham/Bonny Eagle/Massabesic/Fryeburg/Lake Region/Westbrook junior forward: With 25 goals and eight assists, Homa was the leading scorer for the Rams despite being the focus of opposing defenses throughout the season. Homa was a team captain, and Coach Mary Vaughan said she set the tone for the season with her hard work in practice and games.



Lucy Johnson, Cheverus/Old Orchard Beach/Kennebunk/Windham sophomore forward: The Varsity Maine Player of the Year, Johnson was the leading scorer for the state champion Stags, scoring 26 goals to go with 24 assists. She was at her best in the biggest moments, scoring a natural hat trick in the second period of the state championship game. Johnson also scored four goals and assisted on two in the regional final. Last fall, Johnson was selected Varsity Maine Player of the Year in field hockey.




Brynn McKenney, Cheverus/Old Orchard Beach/Kennebunk/Windham junior defense: An assistant captain for the Stags, McKenney was a brick wall on the blue line, leading a defensive unit that fought through injuries to key players over the second half of the season. McKenney also contributed offensively with eight goals and 15 assists, including an assist in the state championship game.



Emma McNeil, Penobscot senior forward: A student at Bangor High, McNeil was a leader for Penobscot, a first-year varsity program comprising players from Bangor-area schools. McNeil scored 31 goals and assisted on 17 others for 48 points, helping the Pioneers reach the North championship game. McNeil was a finalist for the Becky Schaffer Award.




Emma Michaud, Winslow/Gardiner/Cony/ Messalonskee/Lawrence/Erskine/Maranacook/Mt. Blue senior goalie: A Schaffer Award finalist, Michaud was one of the top goaltenders in the state, posting four shutouts, including a 3-0 win over Lewiston in the quarterfinals of the North playoffs. With a .924 save percentage and 2.38 goals-against average, she helped the Black Tigers win 14 games. Michaud plans to attend the University of New England, where she’ll play softball.



Amanda Panciocco, Yarmouth/Freeport junior defense: Panciocco led Yarmouth/Freeport’s strong defensive unit, a group that helped limit opponents to an average of just over two goals per game and finish as state runner-up. Panciocco scored three goals to go with 17 assists, and assisted on both of her team’s goals in the state championship game




Mikayla Talbot, Cheverus/Old Orchard Beach/Kennebunk/Windham junior forward: Talbot was an offensive standout for the Stags, scoring 22 goals with 25 assists in 21 games to help the co-op team win its first state title since 2019. In three playoff games, Talbot had two goals and four assists, including three assists in the Stags’ win over the Gorham co-op in the South final.



Delaney Whitten, Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South Portland senior defense: A repeat selection to the Varsity Maine All-State team, Whitten was a finalist for the Schaffer Award. Whitten had nine goals and five assists for 14 points, including five goals in the final two games of the regular season. A selection to the coaches’ all-state team each of the last two seasons, Whitten plans to attend the University of New England.




Mary Vaughan, Gorham/Bonny Eagle/Massabesic/Fryeburg/Lake Region/Westbrook: Under Vaughan’s leadership, the Gorham co-op team enjoyed its best season, winning 13 games and advancing to the regional final for the first time in program history. The Rams improved throughout the season, winning five of their last six regular-season games before a 3-2 win over Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete/South Portland in the regional semifinals.

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