WOOD RIVER JCT. — When times got tough for the Chariho High girls lacrosse team this season, Mollie Dyer was always among those who helped to turn things around.
For her efforts, the senior was named first-team All-Division II this season.
Dyer, a senior who played attack, finished the season with 47 goals, which is fourth best all-time for the program.
She finished her career with 97 goals and 36 assists. The 97 goals are second all-time, trailing only the 112 by Jenna Brierly (Class of 2014). The 36 assists are fourth on the program's single-season list.
"She picked us up when we needed it," Chariho coach Brittney Godbout said. "She was our leading scorer and definitely a leader on the field. She was just a powerful, strong player.
"She had a lot of great skill and was definitely very difficult to defend in the attack."
Senior Maura Beaudreau and junior Layne Hart both received Division II second-team recognition.
Beaudreau handled most of the draws for the team and was also effective in the draw circle when possession of the ball was being contested. She was so effective that Godbout had her play on the circle and not take the draws in the postseason.
Beaudreau, a team captain, finished the season with 26 goals and six assists.
Hart, who is in just her second year playing the sport, was Chariho's top defender. Godbout said she always drew the top offensive threat from the opposing team.
In a playoff upset win over Narragansett, she defended the Mariners' Anna Lubic. Lubic, one of the top players in Division II, did not get one shot in the game due to Hart's persistence, Godbout said.
Sophomore Emily St. Lawrence received honorable mention recognition. St. Lawrence was second on the team in goals with 33. St. Lawrence also responded at times when the Chargers trailed in games, Godbout said.
Daria DiBiasio was named to the All-Rookie team. The sophomore defender, who is in her second year playing lacrosse, was on the field for nearly every minute of the season, Godbout said.
Chariho received the sportsmanship award in voting by the league's coaches.
"That's by far the most meaningful award," Godbout said. "A lot of the other coaches said when they come to our home field they sense a spirit they don't feel at other places because of Maddie.
"They also talked about how our girls play clean but hard, and they never play with their mouth."
Maddie Potts was a soccer and lacrosse player who died in September 2017 after collapsing during a soccer game.
Gabby Huzyk, Beaudreau and Dyer were named to the league's All-Academic team.