Amy Lanouette was the MVP for the Derry New's sister paper, The Eagle-Tribune, last fall and she took her game to a higher level this season.
The 5-foot-8 junior midfielder powered Windham to another Division 1 state title and repeated as Eagle-Tribune MVP.
Coach Katie Blair said, “It was her leadership. Her game play was better. She’s a dominant passer. Her fitness was even better. I think she’s the best player in New Hampshire.”
She led Windham to a 10-0 season and its fifth state title in nine years. This fall, Lanouette had 3 goals and 7 assists. She added 5 defensive saves, with two in the comeback win in the title game against Dover.
Ranked among the top 10 students in Windham’s junior class, she recently made a verbal commitment to Penn, choosing the Quakers over another Ivy League school, Columbia. Her sister, 2014 MVP Rachel Lanouette, was a four-year starter at Brown.
Bourque raved about Lanouette’s mentoring of the younger Jaguars and her work with the youth league players.
Amy’s just the third two-time Tribune MVP in 32 years following Chris Blais (Pinkerton 1989-90) and Chelsey Feole (Salem ‘02, Brooks ‘05).
Also named Eagle-Tribune All-Stars were seniors Sabrina Lippold and Maddie O’Hare.
Lippold is a stellar defenseman and repeat all-star while O’Hare is a speedy forward who had a goal and three assists in the Division 1 state championship win over Dover and is headed to Holy Cross.
OTHER E-T ALL-STARS
There were also a number of athletes from both Windham and Pinkerton who were named Eagle-Tribune All-Stars in other sports.
In boys soccer, Windham was represented by forwards Charlie Breen and Owen Larouco and goalie Preston Neal for its Division 1 state championship while Reagan Murray and Jess Thibodeau were cited for the state runner-up girls soccer team.
Also for Windham, senior Rohan Rai and vastly improved junior Michael Killion were named E-T All-Stars in boys cross country and Arielle Nysten was cited in girls volleyball.
Pinkerton athletes cited included senior Stephen Connelly and junior Luke Brennan in boys cross country and freshman Ginia Rufo in girls cross country while Ella Koelb was named in girls volleyball.