Seacoast field hockey and volleyball players drafted to NH All-State teams

EXETER — After the Exeter High School field hockey team won their second straight NHIAA Division I championship this season, the Blue Hawk players with All-State honors have been well represented in New Hampshire.

Senior Addison MacNeil, who had 19 goals and 11 assists, was named to the All-State First Team and named Offensive Player of the Year. MacNeil was also voted Exeter’s team MVP.

Exeter’s Ainsley Grant and Lindsay Ducharme were called up to the second team, while Peyton King was an honorable mention selection.

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“I am honored to be in the presence of such an amazing group of field hockey players,” said Exeter head coach Deb Grott. “Smart, skillful and hardworking.”

Grant, an Exeter co-captain with MacNeil, had one goal and two assists in her fourth season with Exeter varsity, while King, a goalkeeper, conceded just 11 goals and had eight shutouts all season.

Winnacunnet Senior Capt. Abby Wilber, center, was named to the Division I field hockey all-state first-team selection.

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Dover’s Audrey Carter and Winnacunnet’s Abby Wilber were also named to the Division I first team, while Dover’s Erin Lynch and Rylen Gray were named to the second team.

Winnacunnet’s Grace VanderEls and Maia Delano were selected for an honorable mention.

In Division II, Portsmouth All State First Team Selections were Mia Edwards, Charlotte Marstons and Darla Mahoney. Edwards was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year, while Marston shared the Offensive Player of the Year award with Souhegan’s Ella Barrett.