Several Nobles girls' ice hockey players—past and present—have had great success recently in both local and national arenas. Congratulations to all!
Class I student Mary Parker received the Boston Bruins John Carlton Award, given to the outstanding scholar/hockey player in Eastern Massachusetts. Parker, who will attend Harvard in the fall, was a captain of the Nobles girls' hockey team which recently won the ISL and New England Prep School Division I championships. She was also selected as the MVP of the ISL and as NEPSAC player of the year in Division One.
Fifteen Nobles girls competed in the Girls' National Hockey Championships last weekend in Marlborough, Mass., on five different teams. Four of the teams won championships, and the fifth was runner up. Winning championships were Mary Parker `12, Brianna Laing `13, Natasha Rachlin `13, and Robyn White `13 for Assabet Valley U19; Lexie Laing `14, Haley Mullins `14, and Courtney Pensavalle `14 for Assabet Valley U16, Molly Slowe `15, Bridget McCarthy `16, and Danielle Brown `17 for Assabet Valley U14; Anastasia Rachlin `17, for Assabet Valley U12. Charlotte Abrecht `16, Kate Annese `16, and Becca Gilmore `17 played for the U14 East Coast Wizards and finished second.
Graduate Michelle Picard, Class of 2011, and a freshman at Harvard, will play for the U.S. Women's National Team in the Women's World Hockey Championships in Burlington, Vermont, beginning April 7. This will be Picard's first World Championships with the National Team. Previously, she played for the National Team in the Four Nations Cup in 2010 and 2011, and she captained the U.S. U18 Women's Team.