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Needham’s Kocho named All-Conference

Needham native and Montrose center/forward Sophie Kocho (20) was named All-NEPSAC after helping lead the Mavericks to back-to-back IGC Division I championships this season and leading the team in rebounds. Photo by Montrose Athletics.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Montrose varsity basketball team put together a strong campaign in 2019-2020, finishing with a 13-4 regular season record. After winning the IGC Division I championship for the second consecutive year, the team advanced to the first round of the New England Class D Tournament.

“It was a huge accomplishment for our athletic program to compete at this level,” said Athletic Director Julie (Ruggieri) Boynton.

One of Montrose's top contributors throughout the season was Needham native Sophie Kocho. Although Kocho missed the final six regular season games due to injury, Sophie led the team in rebounds and was second on the team in points and assists. This is Kocho's second consecutive season as a NEPSAC All-Star.

“This season was a huge stepping stone for our program and put our school on the map in the larger NEPSAC league,” said Boynton. “I am really excited to see what the future has in store for us. We will miss our seniors tremendously and cannot thank them enough for their leadership this season. With the talent we have returning for next season and many more years to come, I am confident that we will continue to add to that championship banner in the A&A!”

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