WOOD RIVER JCT. — The position Chariho High senior Brianna Azzinaro played for the girls lacrosse team could not be more aptly named — attacking midfielder.
“She is very intense on both defense and attack,” Chariho coach Brittney Godbout said. “This was her best year yet.
“She is very fast in the midfield and the key to our transition moving forward. She has good stick skills and can use both hands.”
Azzinaro was named to the All-Division II first team after leading the team with 35 goals and 11 assists.
“She made some crucial goals for us,” Godbout said. “She had the game-winner in a number of games. We would not have won as many games as we did without her on the team.”
Junior Mollie Dyer was named to the Division II second team.
Dyer, who also played attacking midfield for the Chargers, was second on the team in scoring with 28 goals and tied for the team lead with 12 assists.
Dyer possessed one of the quickest shots on the team. She was also a big part of Chariho’s transition, Godbout said.
Junior Maura Beaudreau was named Division II honorable mention.
Beaudreau played center midfielder for the Chargers this season, requiring her to be at both ends of the field. She also took about 90 percent of the draws and made steady improvement as the season progressed.
Beaudreau finished with 12 goals and tied for the team lead with 12 assists.
Freshman Emma Hughes, who scored four goals and finished with seven assists, was named to the Division II All-Rookie team.
Senior Alex Williams was named All-Academic.
Chariho finished 6-8 overall and 6-7 in Division II. The Chargers qualified for the Division II playoffs for the first time before losing to top-seeded Lincoln School, 15-5, in the quarterfinals.
Lincoln School went on to claim its second straight D-II title.