USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Massachusetts Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Kristen McDonnell, Braintree
After stepping down last offseason following a loss in the Div. 1 state final, McDonnell returned to lead the Wamps to their familiar place at the top. With a 59-56 win in the state final over Springfield Central, Braintree (23-3) sealed its third state title in five years under McDonnell.
Player of the Year
Aaliyah Boston, F/C, Worcester Academy, 6-4, Jr.
The state’s two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, Boston averaged 21.2 points, 14 rebounds, 6.2 blocks, 2.5 assists and 2.2 steals. Boston was the MVP of the NEPSAC Class A championship game, scoring 15 points with 14 rebounds and six blocks as the Hilltoppers (23-1) took the title.
Veronica Burton, G, Newton South, 5-9, Sr.
A Northwestern signee, Burton averaged 21.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 6.0 steals, 5.4 assists and 2.2 blocks for the Lions (22-3).
Asiah Dingle, G, Archbishop Williams (Braintree), 5-3, Sr.
The three-time Catholic Central League MVP and Kent State commit led the Bishops to their third Div. 3 state title in four years while averaging 18 points, five assists, five rebounds and five steals.
Maggie McCarthy, G, Medfield, 5-10, Sr.
A Harvard commit, McCarthy averaged 19.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.5 steals and 4.3 assists per game on her way to being named Tri-Valley League MVP for the third straight season.
Maddie Mullin, G, Beaver Country Day (Chestnut Hill), 5-8, Sr.
A Brown commit, Mullin averaged 29.4 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and five steals per game while captaining her team to a 20-6 record and a trip to the NEPSAC Class C finals.
Kayla Mokwuah, F/C, Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham), 6-4, Sr.
Kendall Currence, G, Falmouth Academy, 5-8, Sr.
Shyan Mwai, G, Lowell, 5-6, Sr.
Tess Sussman, G, Rivers School (Weston), 5-10, Sr.
Makayla Thompson, G, Springfield Central, 5-3, Sr.