Mendel, DiGennaro Share League MVP Honors
After leading the Hoosac Valley girls lacrosse team to the first perfect Berkshire County League season in the program's history, seniors Brooke DiGennaro and Alie Mendel have been recognized by the league's coaches at co-Most Valuable Players.
DiGennaro, a Drury High graduate who played for the Hoosac Valley cooperative team, scored 41 goals this season with 27 assists.
Mendel led the Hurricanes with 83 goals and 28 assists as Hoosac went 16-3, including an 8-0 record in the league.
Three of their Hoosac Valley teammates joined them on the league's first team: Claudia Bresett, Paige Barrow and Faith Hall.
Mount Greylock, which carried the county's banner to the championship game of the Central/Western Massachusetts Division 2 tournament and edged Hoosac Valley in the sectional quarter-finals to get there, also placed five players on the first team: Carolyn Jones, Brook Masse, Delaney Babcock, Brooke Phelps and Jayden Johnson.
The rest of the all-Berkshire first team includes: Pittsfield's Sierra Murray; Wahconah's Hannah Bowlby, Jilly Cote and Sydney Smith; and Lee's Lauren Kinne.
The league's coaches also named a second team.
Players honored on that unit included: Hoosac Valley's Chloe Martel, Cairagan Greene and Emily Godfrey; Mount Greylock's Clare Sheedy, Emma Stevens and Talia Cappadona; Lee's Ashley Barnes, Ann Macchi Nicole Gamberoni and Taryn Paul; Pittsfield's Sara Curry and Ella Korte; and Wahconah's Grace Calvert, Chloe Accardi, Catie Ronayne and Maddie Naef.