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last year’s record: 16-6 (Won CCL, lost in Division 3 North quarterfinals) head coach: Russ Steeves (3rd year, 25-17) Team captains: Zach Brian, Sr., P; Pat Barrett, Sr., OF; Chris Renzulli, Sr., OF Other key players: Dave Ruggerio, Jr., SS; Kevin Pierce, Sr, DH Keep An Eye On: The slick fielding Ruggerio, who has a breakout sophomore season and could be even better in 2010.
last year’s record: 9-11 head coach: Paul Lyman (9th year) Team captains: Alyssa Begin, Sr., P/ OF; Amanda McInnis, Sr., C Other key players: Taylor Ahearn, Jr, P/1B; Catherine Melanson, Soph., 3B; Abby Curran, Soph., 2B; Alyssa Bornstein, Jr., CF; Meridith Ross, Jr., 1B/OF; Kim Shinnick, Soph., SS. Keep An Eye On: The Crusaders barely missed the state tourney two years in a row, but now they return their top two pitchers and six starters overall. Plus, Ross looks like a terrific asset as a transfer from Haverhill. The problem for the last couple of seasons has been inconsistent hitting, but it looks improved this season.
last year’s record: 7-11 head coach: Leo Shidler (1st year) Team captains: Joey Flaherty, Sr. A; Brian Saxton, Sr. A. Other key players: Eamon Barrett, Jr. M; Colby Dobrusin, Sr. M; Jake Brennan, Fr. G. Keep An Eye On: Shidler in his first season on the Crusader sidelines. The former Peabody High and Mt. Ida player hopes to put his experience to good use with a relatively new Fenwick program.
ABOVE: Junior Brittany Dolan is a multi-dimensional talent for the crusaders, competing in the sprint events as well as hurdles and jumps.
RighT: Taylor Ahearn, a junior pitcher and first baseman, hopes to get Fenwick back into the state tournament this spring.
Buonapane, Jr. D. Keep An Eye On: Fenwick’s youth. The Crusaders graduated a lot of firepower from last year, and Guillemette is hoping the veteran players she has back can blend quickly with the underclassmen. last year’s record: 1-13 head coach: Tim Harrington (7th year) Team captains: Charles Mendes, Sr. singles; Francisco Anzoadegui, Sr. singles.
Other key players: Kevin Ngo, Jr. singles; Teagan Innis, Jr. singles & doubles; Trevor Naglieri, Jr. doubles.
last year’s record: 16-3 head coach: Karen Guillemette (4th year) Team captains: Allie Stote, Sr. A; Ellen O’Leary, Sr. M; Casey Landry, Sr. G. Other key players: Becca Graves, Jr. A; Lauren Moulton, Soph. M; Sarah
last year’s record: 10-7 head coach: David Manalaysay (6th season) Team captains: Lizzie Trainor, Sr.; Tina Tort, Jr. Other key players: Caroline Trainor, Soph.; Meredith Maguire, Fr.; Liz Sears, Sr.
head coach: Jay Smith (7th year) last year’s record: 8-1 Team captains: Andrew Young, Sr., Distance; Tom Banks, Sr., Jumps/Long Sprints; Bob Farrell, Sr., Jumps/Distance Athletes to watch this spring: Bill Harrington, Jr., Distance; Zach Nardone, Jr., Throws; Conor McCormack, Sr., Hurdles/Jumps/Sprints; Angelo Maida, Jr., Distance; Anthony Consoles, Soph., Throws.
head coach: Jay Smith (7th year) last year’s record: 8-0-1 Team captains: Mariel Quezada, Sr., Middle Distance; Cailyn Webb, Sr., Sprints/ Jumps; Andi Sidell, Sr., Throws; Lan-anh Nguyen, Sr., Hurdles/Jumps Athletes to watch this spring: Brittany Dolan, Jr., Hurdles/Jumps/Sprints; Tina Moran, Jr., Throws; Marissa O’Brien, Soph., Jumps/Middle Distance; Faye Haley, Soph., Long Sprints; Katie Wilkinson, Jr., Throws.
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Junior shortstop Andy Brown, a three-year starter, hit .405 last year.
Reloaded Panthers hope to mash their way to another NEC title
By Matt WilliaMs
The Beverly High baseball team set a school record with 19 wins a season ago. The scariest part for the rest of the Northeastern Conference is that the Panthers could be even better this spring. Despite graduating NEC Large MVP Peter Kallas, veteran head coach Dave Wilbur returns the bulk of a lineup that will be the certified murderer’s row of the North Shore. “Last year doesn’t guarantee us any wins this year, but it should give us more confidence,” said Wilbur. “We’ve played some really good
competition and know what it takes to be successful. “We have a great group of kids who like baseball and are ready to play. Our key players are experienced players, and we have some guys who have been waiting for their turn.” Junior catcher Joe Wioncek is the centerpeice of the area’s most prolific offensive club. The backstop can spray the ball all over the field and hit .461 last year with an absurd on-base percentage of .621. Fellow junior Andy Brown is a three-year starter back at shortstop after hitting .405 last spring while scoring a team-best 32 runs. Meanwhile, third baseman Austin Butler, who batted .417
in his first season as a Panther after transferring from St. John’s Prep, is the team’s top returning long ball threat with five homers as a junior. The Panthers return a host of other .300-plus hitters, including NEC all-star Felix Zamot (.389) at first as well as Mark Hannable and Mark Theriault (.351 average, .527 on-base pct.) in the outfield. Ethan Trowt (.371 average last year) and Steve DuBois (.319) should also contribute. Dan Cook, Chris Mitchell and Steve Wilbur will battle for time at second. After scoring 212 runs — an average of 9.6 per game — and hitting .365 as a team a year ago, the prevailing notion is that Beverly can score runs.
Junior catcher Joe Wioncek connected for a slugging percentage of .621 in 2009.
Defending the NEC Large title, however, will come down to preventing them. “The chore of the preseason is to replace 16 of our 19 wins,” said Wilbur, who graduated 16 pitching wins in Kallas, Frankie Messina and Matt Lanza. “That starts with Kyle (Johnson) and Ethan (Trowt). We have some quality young arms and are looking for those two to be solid at the top.” Trowt was reliable last year, with an earned run average of 3.47 and a opponent’s batting average of .196 against in 28 innings of work. Johnson, a junior, provided some strong innings a year ago and will be counted on in a bigger role this spring. Cook and Theriault also have the ability to step in on the hill as needed. Defending the NEC Large title will be tough with Lynn English and Peabody always in the mix. Salem and Lynn Classical look improved and crossover games against Marblehead, Danvers and Gloucester are never cupcakes. The Panthers have a new wrinkle as they look to qualify for the postseason for the seventh straight season — they’ll be in the Division 2 North tournament, rather than Div. 1.
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last year’s record: 19-3 (Lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals) head coach: Dave Wilbur (9th year, 91-79) Team captains: Ethan Trowt, Sr., P/CF; Austin Butler, Sr., 3B Other key players: Joe Wioncek, Sr., C; Andy Brown, Jr., SS; Felix Zamot, Sr., 1B; Kyle Johnson, Jr., P; Mark Theriault, Sr., OF; Steve DuBois, Sr., DH; Mark Hannable, Sr., OF/1B Keep An Eye On: Third baseman Butler, perhaps the best hitter you don’t know yet. He hit a relatively quiet .417 in a loaded Beverly lineup last year. The hitting will continue for Butler this spring; the quiet part will not.
last year’s record: 16-8 head coach: Megan Sudak (3rd year) Team captains: Jenn Gallione, Sr., 2B; Kiki McKenna, Sr., SS Other key players: Courtney Brennan, Sr., CF; Brenna Bailey, Sr., OF; Annie Sinclair, Sr. C; Allison Murray, Sr., 1B; Marina Babcock, Sr., 3B; Sarah Pezzulo, Jr., P; Monica Cassola, Jr., 3B; Ashley Chalifour, Jr., OF; Rachel Willwerth, Jr, P/ OF. Keep An Eye On: The team motto is “no excuses.” McKenna is a four-year starter and the backbone of the squad, but to have a big season, the Panthers will need contributions from many players.
ABOVE: Junior courtney chalifour, shown trying to reach second base against Danvers last year, returns to play outfield for the Panthers. lEFT: Millie chapman is a standout runner for the Panthers.
last year’s record: 8-10 head coach: John Pynchon (3rd year) Team captains: Jack Liacos, Sr. LSM; Ryan Gilligan, Sr. D; Kevin Ranta, Sr. G; Jeff Hutchinson, Sr. M; Brendan Crowley, Sr. M; Dan Crowley, Sr. A. Other key players: Ryan Byors, Sr. M; Nick Pinciaro, Jr. A; Jake Abate, Jr. A. Keep An Eye On: Beverly’s nonleague schedule. The Panthers will play Billerica, St. John’s Prep, Malden Catholic, North Andover, Austin Prep, Masconomet and Hamilton-Wenham. Beverly needs to hold its own away from the NEC if it hopes to get back into the state tournament.
last year’s record: 8-10 head coach: Alyson Healey (3rd year) Team captains: Allie Donnelly, Sr. D; Ally Cecchini, Sr. A. Keep An Eye On: The new names and faces in the Panthers’ lineup. Beverly said goodbye to nine senior starters last spring.
head coach: Devin Carr (9th year) Team captains: Steve Norton, Sr.; Marc Miranda, Sr. Other key players: Matt Bourque, Jr.; A.J. Wypychoski, Soph.; Adam Capodilupo, Jr.
last year’s record: 3-13
head coach: Nelson Desilvestre (16th year) last year’s record: 6-1 Team captains: Randy Jones, Sr.,
Sprints/Jumps; Ryan Flannery, Sr., Sprints/Jumps; Kipp Standley, Sr., Middle Distance Other athletes to watch this spring: George Louis, Jr., Sprints/Jumps; Eban Crawford, Shot Put/Discus; C. J. Cacciatore, Sr., Discus/Javelin; Erich O’Neil, Sr., Distance
head coach: Dave Jellerson (21st year)
last year’s record: 7-0 Team captains : Millie Chapman, Sr., Distance/Relay; Monica Adler, Sr., Middle Distance/Relay; Heidi Bezemes, Sr., Sprints; Kayla Deady, Sr., Sprints Other athletes to watch this spring: Caitlyn O’Connor, Soph., Distance; Hayley Carlotto, Jr., Hurdles; Katie Moriarty, Sr., Hurdles/Middle Distance; Katie Mahoney, Sr., Discus/Javelin; Molly Hannigan, Jr., Sprints
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Returning third baseman Julia Jennings is a two-time NEc all-star.
By Mike Grenier
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salem high catcher Rachel channen is part of an excellent battery that includes pitcher sarah chasse.
There is a sense of achievement with the Salem High softball team this season. The Witches had a breakthrough last spring, qualifying for the state tourney for the first time since 2000. The current seniors have seen the team’s win total spike every year, from seven in their freshman year to nine as sophomores and to 13 last season. But even though coach Dan Bertone’s team has earned more respect, it is far from content. A postseason loss to traditional power Acton-Boxboro and a desire to be a bigger player in Eastern Mass. softball will fuel the Witches this season. “We thought we might have enough wins last year to get a home game in the state tournament, but it didn’t happen,” said
After breakthrough season, Salem softball team has loftier goals
Bertone, who in his sixth season as the head coach. “We would love to have a home game this year, so it might take 15 wins or whatever. These kids want to take another step.” The Witches appear to have the talent to do it — provided the attitude and focus are there, too. Salem should have one of the top pitchers around in junior Sarah Chasse, a returning Northeastern Conference allstar who posted a 1.94 ERA last season. Chasse’s effectiveness is enhanced by the ability to field her position, which discourages the opposition from playing small ball against the Witches. “With Sarah on the mound and Julia Jennings (a two-time NEC all-star) at third base, we see fewer bunts,” said Bertone. “It kind of takes that aspect of the game out of people’s minds. “I don’t need Sarah to be totally overpowering,” added the coach. “She’ll keep us in every game with her control. If she can get 7-8 strikeouts a game, I think we have a defense that can make enough plays to get the rest of the outs.” Jennings gives the Witches stability and skill at third base and she’s coming off a season in which she hit .350. “She’s just a complete player,” said Bertone. Senior Rachel Channen enters her second season as Chasse’s catcher and Salem has an adept centerfielder in senior Michelle Stanley, who gets a good jump on the ball and covers a lot of territory. Darcy Therriault, affectionately called the “dirt dog” by her coach because of her scrappy style, is back at second base and is the team’s best baserunner. “She’ll hit in the No. 9 spot, but it’s like having a second leadoff hitter,” said Bertone. Shortstop appeared to be a huge question mark for the Witches with the graduation of four-year starter Ashley White, but senior Stephanie Garcia, who missed the last two seasons with ACL injuries, has taken control of the position. “She’s ready to go, and I think she’ll be a very big bat for us,” Bertone said of Garcia. Lindsey Trammel, the designated player last season, will be the leadoff hitter for the second straight year. Juniors Sarah Malarkey (infield or outfield) and Allie LaMonica (first base) will also be counted on.
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last year’s record: 5-15 head coach: Jim Tgettis (2nd year, 5-15) Team captains: Sean Linehan, Sr., P/1B; Brett Remon, Sr., C Other key players: Raphy Medrano, Jr., CF; Dario Medrano, Jr, 3B; Max Feeley, Jr., OF; Jenssy Troncoso, Soph., SS; Daniel Dobrosielski, Jr., P; Garrett Dube, Sr., P Keep An Eye On: The Witches’ skill up the middle. With athletic Raphy Medrano in center and the slick Jenssy Troncoso taking over at short, Salem has a very solid foundation.
lEFT: Junior girls lacrosse standout Abbey Noone is one of the Witches’ three captains, along with Ashley Raynes and Audrey Wyke. BElOW: high jumper Ben Dibble clears the bar in 2009 action.
last year’s record: 13-7 head coach: Dan Bertone (6th year) Team captains: Sarah Chasse, Jr., P; Julia Jennings, Jr., 3B; Rachel Shannon, Sr., C Other key players: Michelle Stanley, Sr., OF; Darcy Therriault, Sr., 2B; Stephanie Garcia, Sr., SS; Sarah Malarkey, Jr., OF/ INF; Allie LaMonica, Jr., 1B. Keep An Eye On: Salem won’t surprise anyone this season after making the state tourney for the first time since 2000, but the experience of playing in the postseason should help the Witches.
last year’s record: 11-8 head coach: Mark Higley (6th year) Team captains: Scott Kugel, Sr. M; Conor Dooley, Sr. M; James Labao, Sr. D; Nate Staples, Jr. M. Other key players: Vinny Lento, Sr. M; Nick Romeo, Jr. G; Kyle Higgins, Sr. A; Jesse Wong, Sr. A. Keep An Eye On: The Salem sidelines. The Witches have added former lacrosse standouts Corey Crosbie and Mike Yurko to the sidelines as assistant coaches to help carry on the Salem tradition.
offense. Salem’s strength is in the attack, with four reliable players back on the offensive side of the ball.
last year’s record: 3-13 head coach: Missy Martineau (2nd year) Team captains: Ashley Raynes, Sr. A; Audrey Wyke, Sr. A; Abbey Noone, Jr. D. Other key players: Lauren Schaejbe, Jr. A; Sophie Wyke, Soph. A. Keep An Eye On: The Witches’
last year’s record: 3-14 head coach: John Robinson (2nd year) Team captains: Jared Vengren, Sr.; George Alruc, Sr.; Zach Michelini, Sr. Other key players: Kevin Lam, Soph.; David Chiste, Sr.; Weili Sun, Jr.
last year’s record: head coach: Patrick Hicks (1st year) Team captains: Molly Ryan, Sr.; Adalaide Majweski, Sr. Other key players: Victoria Silva, Soph.; Maggie Breed, Soph.
head coach: Gary Lavoie (1st year) last year’s record: 4-3 Team captains: Ben Dibble, Sr.,
Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps/Relays; Max Thelan, Sr., 800/4x400 Relay; Matt Owens, Sr., 200/Long Jump/4x100 Relay; Mike Collins, Sr., 800/Jumps/Relays Other athletes to watch this spring: Victor Cruz, Soph., 800/High Jump/200; Chris Bozarjian, Jr., 400/ Javelin/4x400 Relay; Stephen Trainor, Sr., Two-Mile
head coach: Rich Stafford (15th year)
last year’s record: 3-3-1 Team captains: Ali Monaco, Sr., Low Hurdles/400/Triple Jumps/Discus; Giselle Charrette, Sr., Sprints/4x100 Relay; Millie Canela, Sr., 800/Mile/Two Mile Other athletes to watch this spring: Desiree Deleon, Jr., Sprints/ Long Jump/Relays; Jasmine Bryant, Jr., Sprints/Jumps; Barbara Guzman, Jr., High Hurdles/Sprints; Amanda Wilkins, Jr., Throws.
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Peabody girls hoping to be queens of court in NEC
By Dan Harrison
For good teams, disappointment can often lead to success down the road. So after a disappointing first round exit in the Division 1 North state tournament to Central Catholic of Lawrence last spring, the Peabody High girls tennis team is back for this season ready to wipe the slate clean and make some noise in the postseason. “We have a lot of experience now,” said Peabody High head coach Lorraine Benoit, whose club is anchored by senior captains Emily Athas, Samantha Syska and lorraine Benoit, Kerrianne Peabody high school O’Brien. “The girls tennis coach. girls have certainly done their homework and worked really hard in the offseason to improve. That’s really what you have to do at this level if you want to compete.” Emily Athas, a two-time Salem News girls tennis all-star, and sophomore Alaina Warren (also a Salem News all-star) each saw time at first singles last season. They helped guide the Tanners to a 13-5 regular season mark and a No. 11 seed in the Division 1 North playoffs. Back in the same two spots this time around — either Athas and Warren can play first or second singles as needed — Peabody figures to be strong at the top of its lineup. “Alaina has been coming to the net a lot more,” noted Benoit. “She did a lot of fine-
senior Emily Athas is one of the Peabody high school tennis team’s three captains.
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sophomore Alaina Warren was a salem News All-star last year.
tuning of her game in the offseason and I think its going to show more variety in her stroke. “Emily is steady, very steady. The two will be battling (for the right to play first singles) all season.” O’Brien and Syska are a
senior co-captains Kerrianne O’Brien, left, and samantha syska, right, team up for a strong first doubles pair.
season last Friday against former Greater Boston League rival Cambridge Rindge & Latin, set itself up nicely for the regular season with scrimmages, including one against always-powerful Manchester Essex. “(Scrimmages) are about practice and getting comfortable with your shot,” explained Benoit. “I want the girls to be comfortable, whether they are trying to sneak a shot down the line or across the court, and not get beaten by the line. It’s about getting the butterflies out.”
strong pair in first doubles for Peabody. Meanwhile, junior Erica Reeves and sophomores Sarah Athas and Kayli Lohman will also look to give the Blue and White big contributions in second doubles and third singles, respectively. Peabody, which began its
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last year’s record: 17-6 (Shared NEC Large title, lost in Division 1 North first round) head coach: Mark Bettencourt (6th year, 80-32) Team captains: Jim Leavitt, Sr., 2B; Andrew Bucci, Sr., SS; Peter Sucharewicz, Sr., C/DH; Joey Gruntkosky, Sr., P/1B Other key players: Ramses Vittini, Jr., CF; Wes Sanders, Jr., 3B; Stephen Girolomo, Soph., 3B; Derrik Pereira, Sr., OF; Nate Hubisz, Sr., OF/P; Ryan McCarthy, Sr., OF/P; Ryan Noftle, Jr., 1B. Keep An Eye On: The basepaths. Peabody is never shy about taking off and stealing bases or going for an extra base, and with speed all over the lineup 2010 will be no exception. Expect the Tanners to run their way into a dogfight with Lynn English, Beverly and Salem for the NEC Large title.
last year’s record: 13-6 head coach: Butch Melanaphy (4th year) Team captains: Nicole Wilson, Sr., P; Amanda Smith, Sr., 3B Other key players: Mary Kate Helas, Jr., SS; Katie Brunelle, Soph., 2B; Emily Scolaro, Sr., CF; Ashley Bouchard, Jr., OF; Kaleigh Ryan, Sr., 1B/Of; Morgan Yeo, Sr., C Keep An Eye On: Wilson will be a fourth year starting pitcher and the Tanners are very strong defensively up the middle. Peabody always has high expectations of making the state tourney.
ABOVE: Track standout Jamal Abu-hijleh, shown running indoors this winter, hopes to take those same talents outdoors this spring. lEFT: Peabody junior slugger MaryKate helas takes a swing in a 2009 game.
last year’s record: 11-8 (lost to Lexington, 10-5, in East Division 1 preliminary round) head coach: Kevin Houlden (16th year) Team captains: Mark D’Addario, Sr. M; Matt Rogers, Sr. A; Greg Shidler, Sr. A. Other key players: Mike O’Brien, Sr. M; Corey Cronin, Sr. M; Derek Savage, Jr. A; Gonzalo Toloso, Jr. D; D.J. Henrick, Soph. M; Jake Clickstein, Jr. M; Greg Celentano, Jr. M. Keep An Eye On: The Tanners shooting for their third Northeastern Conference title in just their third year in the league.
last year’s record: 12-5 head coach: Dennis Desroches (3rd year) Team captains: Brittany Costa, Sr. G; Brittany Figuiera, Sr. D; Laura Mahoney, Sr. D; Jenna Richard, Sr. A. Other key players: Brittany Lefave, Jr. A; Casey Broughton, Jr. A; Katie Texiera, Jr. A; Kelsey Charest, Sr. D; Shannon Sylvia, Sr. A. Keep An Eye On: The duo of Costa in net and Figuiera as a lock-down defensive player. Peabody’s defense should
be a strength because of these two captains.
last year’s record: 13-5 head coach: Lorraine Benoit (15th year) Team captains: Emily Athas, Sr.; Samantha Syska, Sr.; Kerrianne O’Brien, Sr. Other key players: Alaina Warren, Soph.; Erica Reeves, Jr.; Kayli Lohman, Soph.; Sarah Athas, Soph.
head coach: Fernando Braz (11th year) last year’s record: 7-0 Team captains: Jonathan Acquaviva, Sr., Long Jump/Sprints/Relays; Brian Bettencourt, Sr., Jumps/Sprints/4x100 Relay; Jamal Abu-Hijleh, Sr., Long Jump/Sprints/ Relays; Jake Pimenta, Sr., 200/400/ Relays; Shawn Cronin, Sr., 800/Mile/ Relays; Paul Ruotolo, Sr., Throws; Edwin Mejia, Sr., Hurdles/Triple Jump
head coach: Jose Rocha (11th year) last year’s record: 6-1 Team captains: Andrea Saccardo, Sr., Hurdles/Jumps; Gina Pica, Sr., Distance; Jenna Pickard, Sr., Distance; Nicole Dusablon, Sr., Sprints; Kristin Kruczkowski, Sr., Sprints Other athletes to watch this spring: Cayla Bucci, Fr., Sprints; Laura Pelletrino, Soph., Sprints; Catarina Rocha, Fr., Middle Distance; Amanda Nielson, Soph., High Jump; Katrina Petrosino, Soph., Sprints.
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Danvers girls spring track looking to defend its NEC South championship
By Jean DePlaciDo
The past two years have been very good for the Danvers High girls spring track team. They’re hoping to follow suit again this spring. The Falcons went a perfect 7-0 in winning the Northeastern Conference South championship in 2009 after having gone 6-1 the previous spring. This time around, they realize there will be a real challenge to their crown coming from a powerful Marblehead squad. “Every year you win, the target on your back gets bigger,” said Falcons head coach Sean Dunleavy, now in his 10th year at the helm. “We’ve got a lot of returning veterans and some new faces mixed in. We’re expecting another strong year. “But when you look at what Marblehead is doing right now, it’s easy to say that will be a very big meet for us (this Thursday at home). Their girls are running super, and under Mike (Toomey, the Magicians’ new head coach) they’re a very dangerous team.” The strongest area for the Falcons are the throwing events, and they are also solid in jumps. Christina Kaczynski, Megan Taylor, Marlene Christenson, Maria Pantazelos and Taryn Pydynkowski are the team’s five senior captains. Kaczynski does sprints and middle distance while Taylor hurdles, high jumps and runs middle distance events. Throws are where Christenson excels, while Pantazelos will do jumps and sprints and Pydynkowski is a top performer in jumps. “The ebb and flow of different events is very interesting,” said Dunleavy. “Before Christenson arrived we were very
From left, Danvers track and field captains Marlene christenson, christina Kaczynski, Megan Taylor, Maria Pantazelos and Taryn Pydynkowski.
weak in throws, but now it’s our strength. We should pick up a lot of points in jumps with Pantazelos and Amanda Caldarone. Amanda really came on last year as a sophomore, and she’s a threat to break the school high hurdles record. He Dad (Geoff) set a number of hurdles records back in the early 1980s that are still standing. “We should be fine in all the other events because in every one, we have a quality person who can win. I think we can score multiple times in throws and jumps. We also have very good relay teams.” Sophomore Haley Dyer heads up the Danvers distance team. She’s coming off strong cross country and indoor track seasons; Dunleavy is hoping she will build on them and continue developing into one of the top milers and two-milers in the conference. Dunleavy is also counting on junior Carson Garvin (throws), sophomore Rachel Kaczynski (middle distance) and newcomer Xanthi Pantazelos (sprints). “We have close to 60 girls out; that’s the biggest team I’ve ever had,” said Dunleavy. “Numbers
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like that are good to have, and I have a lot of great assistant coaches helping out. Peter Bush (the Danvers boys’ head coach) and I work closely together. He’s a sprint guy and I’m distance, so it’s a great collaborative effort. “This group works hard and is well disciplined. Last year is last year, and this is a whole new season.”
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last year’s record: 4-17 head coach: Roger Day (23rd year, 341-151) Team captains: Kyle Larson, Jr., SS/P; Greg Ladd, Sr., RF/P; Eric Burgos, Sr., C/3B/OF Other key players: Zack Ryan, Jr., 1B; Mike Harris, Sr., 2B; D.J. Yost, Sr., LF; Greg Little Jr., OF; Nick Gikas, Jr., 3B Keep An Eye On: The Falcons’ battery. Burgos solidified the catching position last year and is back, while Ladd is a crafty veteran pitcher. They’ll benefit from the rapport they developed last spring.
lEFT: Junior baseball player Nick gikas has his sights set on guiding Danvers back to the top of the NEc small standings. BElOW: Danvers softball captain Joanna Zecha returns for the Falcons, Division 1 North finalists a year ago.
last year’s record: 23-1 head coach: Tara Petrocelli (7th year) Team captains: Joanna Zecha, Sr., 2B; Alicia Dean, Jr., 1B Other key players: Gaby Vega, Jr., SS; Hannah Demirdogen, Sr., LF; Janelle Saggese, Jr., OF; Logan Carabello, Jr., 3B; Justine Pratt, Sr., CF. Keep An Eye On: The Falcons lost their four-year battery of pitcher Diana Bean and Jillian Carroll, who were the Falcons backbone, so the team lacks experience at two critical positions. However, the Falcons have outstanding leadership and talent with returnees like Vega, Dean and Zecha. The Falcons should be a good hitting team and they can play defense. There is also a certain level of confidence after Danvers reached the Division 1 North final last year.
last year’s record: 1-18 head coach: Tim Murphy (1st year) Team captains: Dan Stanton, Sr. LSM; Mike Beskid, Sr. D; Brandon Kelley, Sr. M. Other key players: Jason Carucci, Sr. A; Chris Kontos, Sr. A. Keep An Eye On: Murphy attempting to raise the level of competition for Danvers this season. Murphy coached at Westford Academy before joining the Falcons, so he’s used to the type of play in the highly competitive Dual County League.
singles; Kevin McManus, Sr. first doubles. Other key players: Gabe Ochonski, Fr. first singles; Michael Desantis, Jr. first doubles; Michael Olszak, Jr. third singles/ second doubles; Jim Grace, Soph. second doubles
Darcy Cherlin, Sr. Other key players: Rachel Ziner, Fr.; Becca Sands, Jr.; Paige Clariza, Jr.
last year’s record: 10-11 head coach: Ken Rawson (4th year) Team captains: Matt Arias, Sr. second
last year’s record: 11-8 head coach: Rachel McKeeman (3rd year) Team captains: Michele Roy, Sr.;
head coach: Peter Bush (3rd year) last year’s record: 5-1-1 Team captain: Chris Chapruet, Sr., Distance/High Jump/Javelin/4x400 Relay Other athletes to watch this spring: Nick Amico, Sr., Sprints/Jumps; Chris Ciampa, Sr., Sprints/Jumps; Steve
Hennessey, Sr., Hurdles/High Jump/Shot Put; Nick Longo, Sr., Shot Put; Ethan Collins, Soph., 400/Triple Jump/Javelin; Brian Hebert, Soph., Distance/4x400 Relay; Dan Skinner, Sr., Throws/4x400; Ben Pasquariello, Sr., 400/Jumps/4x400 Relay
head coach: Sean Dunleavy (10th year) last year’s record: 7-0
Team captains: Christina Kaczynski, Sr., Sprinter/Middle Distance; Megan Taylor, Sr., High Jump/Hurdles/Middle Distance; Marlene Christenson, Sr., Throws; Maria Pantazelos, Sr., Jumps/Sprints; Taryn Pydynkowski, Sr., Jumps Other athletes to watch this spring: Amanda Caldarone, Jr., Hurdles/ Jumpes; Haley Dyer, Soph., Distance; Carson Garvin, Jr., Throws; Rachel Kaczynski, Soph., Middle Distance/Distance; Zanthi Pantazelos, Fr., Sprints.
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last year’s record: 10-11 (Lost in Division 2 North first round) head coach: Jason Tarasuik (5th year) Team captains: To be named Other key players: Evan Comeau, Sr., P/IF; Ben Koopman, Jr, 1B; Matt Temme, Jr, P; Ryan Stanojev, Jr. P; Will Quigley, Soph., IF Keep An Eye On: Comeau, the Bryantbound hurler who is probably the best returning pitcher in the Northeastern Conference. He was the Magicians’ ace as they returned to the state tournament last year, and they’ll be looking to ride him to their first playoff win since 2003 this spring.
lEFT: Marblehead tennis star Justin hyte returns. BElOW: Marblehead junior outfielder Emmy York slides into second base, which is covered by Beverly’s Kiki McKenna.
last year’s record: 14-4 head coach: Johnny Gold (5th year) Team captains: Silvie Cohen, Sr., 1B; Emma Crowley, Sr., LF Other key players: Sarah Hastings, Jr., P; Katherine Digiamarino, Soph., SS; Steph Lyons, Sr., LF; Emmy York, Jr., OF; Alexa Gross, Soph., 2B; Lucia Shaleck, Soph., CF; Carley Score, Soph., C; Kristina Leggett, Jr., 3B. Keep An Eye On: The Magicians have speed and athleticism. They’ll miss Crowley, who is out for the season with an ACL injury from basketball season. Crowley, who hit .518 last season, is still providing inspiration and leadership every day.
last year’s record: 7-9 head coach: John Wilkens (9th year) Team captains: Matt Evans, Sr. D; Matt O’Neil, Sr. G; Alex Haigis, Sr. D. Other key players: Jess Lipkind, Sr. M; Ellery Smith, Sr. M. Keep An Eye On: Evans and Haigis, who will each continue playing lacrosse at the college level next year. Evans will be playing for Division 1 Lafayette College, while Haigis is headed to Division 3 Salisbury University in Maryland.
last year’s record: 18-1 head coach: Elizabeth Foukal (3rd year) Team captains: Justin Hyte, Sr. first
singles; Seamus Maguire, Sr. doubles. Other key players: Tyler Gelineau, Jr.; Ryan Dempsey, Jr.; Ian Gelineau, Fr.; Dylan White, Jr.; Peter Jackson, Jr.; Sean Jackson, Jr.; Jonah Katz, Sr.; Steven Goldman, Soph.
head coach: Brian Crowley (11th year)
last year’s record: 5-2 Team captains: Sean Mitchell, Sr., Javelin; Andrew Graf, Sr., 800/Mile; Tucker Reece, Sr., Distance; Matt Frankel, Sr., 800 Athletes to watch this spring: Henry Pratt, Jr., Mile; Nikolai Etholm, Sr., 200; Nolan Raimo, Soph. Hurdles/Triple Jump/Reece
head coach: Mike Toomey (1st year back, coached in 2005) last year’s record: 5-2 Team captains: Kristy Henrich, Sr., Distance; Marina Hare, Sr., Throws; Morgan Butler, Sr., Hurdles; JoJo Wallace, Sr., Distance Athletes to watch this spring: Mary
Keroack, Sr., 200/400/Relays; Emma McGuirk, Jr., 200/400/Relays; Sarah Bittermann, Sr., 400/Hurdles/Relays; Julia Kingsley, Jr., 400/Relays; Madeline Piela, Soph., Distance; Maura Tubridy, Soph., Distance; Gretchen Rowe, Jr., Distance; Chloe Heskett, Soph., Distance; Claire Depew, Soph., Distance; Lilly Johnston, Soph., Distance; and Hare
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last year’s record: 13-10 (Lost in Division 3 North semifinals) head coach: T.J. Baril (5th year, 55-34) Team captains: Matt Barbuzzi, Sr. P/3B/1B; Justin Massey, Sr., C; Alex Patkin, Sr. 2B. Keep An Eye On: Swampscott’s underclassmen, many of whom will be getting their first taste of varsity experience this spring.
lEFT: Three-season track star lindsay Walsh hopes to shine in her final go-round with the Big Blue this spring before heading off to run at Dartmouth college. BElOW: last year’s swampscott baseball team congratulating a teammate after scoring a run; the Big Blue graduated a lot of talent from last year’s squad and will field a virtually brand new varsity team.
last year’s record: 8-12 head coach: Frank Kowalski (1st year) Team captains: Alex Wilson, Sr., INF. Other key players: Lindsay Marini, Soph., INF; Merry Ball, Soph., OF; Moe Bradley, Sr., C; Kirstin Vinal, Sr, P; Cortney Fletcher, Sr., P; Victoria Wharf, Soph., OF; Allie Stevens, Sr., INF. Keep An Eye On: Swampscott is looking to develop great team chemistry and make the jump back to the state tourney with a first-year coach.
last year’s record: 19-3 (Lost to Scituate, 19-7, in East Division 3 semifinals) head coach: Josh Field (5th year) Team captains: Miles Rutkowski, Sr. D; Tom Ball, Sr. M; Colby Wollerscheid, Sr. A. Other key players: Tim Bradley, Soph., G; Tyler Faulkner, Jr. D; Sean Lannon, Jr. A. Keep An Eye On: The Big Blue gunning for a second straight Northeastern Conference South title, and their attempt to make another long postseason run in Division 3.
last year’s record: 10-9 head coach: Paula Donnelly (4th year) Team captains: Elise Giangregorio, Sr. A; Mallory McDonough, Sr. A; Casey Connolly, Sr. D. Other key players: Zoenna Warshasky, Sr. D; Lisa Gambale, Jr. M; Robin Herlihy, Sr. M. Keep An Eye On: The defensive tandem of Connolly and Warshasky, who have played together for a few years now. Together they provide the Big Blue with a strong defensive core.
last year’s record: 12-4 head coach: Andrew Turschon (1st year) Team captains: Josh Lunder, Jr.; Jeremy Rosen, Sr. Other key players: Henry Willets, Soph.; Val Temin, Fr.; Sam Crimmins, Fr.
last year’s record: 17-3 head coach: Lenny Polanco (3rd year), assistant coach Nina Rogers (3rd year)
Team captains: Jen Cleary, Sr. first singles; Kara Gilberg, Sr. second singles; Kate Hall, Sr. first doubles; Mara Gabe, Sr. second doubles. Other key players: Rita Tsokanis, Soph. first doubles; Shannon Toner, Jr. third singles; Tatum Pederson, Soph. singles; Kelsey O’Brian, Jr. singles; Michelle Magdalovich, Soph. singles; Francesca Pelletier, Jr. singles.
head coach: Dom Finelli last year’s record: 7-0
Team captains: Xavier Pixley, Sr., 100/ long jump/4x100 Relay; Matt D’Agostino, Sr., Throws; David Wilson, Sr., Discus/ Javelin/200/4x100 Relay; Kyle Taylor, Sr., Middle Distance/4x400 Relay; Nick Moll, Sr., Javelin/Long Jump/800; Matt Gadman, Jr., Distance. Other athletes to watch this spring: Jake Conaty, Jr., Distance; Nick Hartmann, Soph., Distance; Shiloh Clark, Soph., 800/Mile/Two-Mile; Oliver Narcisse, Soph., 100/Long Jump/4x100 Relay; Zack Beerman, Jr., Jumps/400/4x400 Relay: Jermaine Kelly, Soph., High Hurdles.
head coach: Joe Tenney (10th year) last year’s record: 4-3 Team captains : Lindsay Walsh, Sr., Two-Mile; Amelia Antrim, Sr., 800/ Mile; Sarah Sharp, Sr., Hurdles/Relay; Steph Conroy, Sr., Long Jump/Sprints; Julie Mazman, Sr., Throws/Middle Distance; Cassie Noonan, Sr., Jumps/ Sprints. Other athletes to watch this spring:Emma Walsh, Fr., Distance; Tess Gorman, Fr., Distance; Emily Cerra, Fr., Distance; Danielle Goldman, Jr., Throws.
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Prep laxmen poised for another championship run
By Matt Jenkins
scoring star garrett campbell will be off to harvard in the fall — but first he wants to lead st. John’s Prep to its first lacrosse state title this spring.
The St. John’s Prep lacrosse team made some pretty sweet memories last year, inlcuding a regular season victory over Duxbury that stopped the Green Dragons’ in-state win streak at 99 games and a narrow defeat against the same squad in the Division 1 state championship. Eagles coach John Roy would prefer his team to forget all about that stuff. At least for now. Roy feels that if his squad wants to continue reaching its goals, then the Eagles need to remain focused on what’s in front of them, not behind. “An obstacle for a team that has met with some success is relying on past accomplishments to get you by,” Roy said. “We’re going to attempt not to do that this year. My job is to steer the ship, keep us grounded and keep them working hard. “There’s some luck involved. Just because we’ve been to Harvard Stadium once (for the state championship game) doesn’t mean you (automatically) get to go back.” The Eagles lost some key pieces from the team that took Duxbury (a 13-12 loss) to the wire in the state championship game, including Salem News Player of the Year John Jennings, but there’s also a strong group returning. Senior captains Garrett Campbell, James Fahey, Jeff Dube and Nick Triano are a strong quartet who possess leadership and skill. Campbell, a Harvard-bound attackman, is one of the top scorers in the state who is coming off an All-American season. Fahey and Dube, meanwhile, bring size, strength and athleticism to the defensive side of the field. Then there’s Triano, a goalie-
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in-waiting for years. Triano was the backup to Nick Valenti for two years, but Roy has handed over the keys to Triano for his senior season. “I have to say we do have some good leadership,” Roy said of his captains. “They’re taking their roles seriously.” There isn’t any signs of satisfaction with this team, either. Juniors Matt Scalise (attack), Jimmy O’Connell (midfielder), Colin Blackwell (midfielder), John Farrow (midfielder) and
Chris Coady (defense) bring more experience back to the Eagles. Collectively, the group of returnees remains hungry. “I think the way last year ended did leave a taste in their mouths that they weren’t really satisfied in a one-goal loss (in the state championship),” Roy said. “They’re motivated. The new guys and the young guys who were on the JV and freshman teams, for them to see the seniors this hyped up and motivated is really good.”
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last year’s record: 18-6 (Lost in Division 1 North final) head coach: Pat Yanchus (30th year, 412-224) Team captains: Kevin Barry, Sr., IF; Nick Fabrizio, Sr. P Other key players: Pat Connauhgton, Jr., P/3B; Alex Markakis, Sr., 3B; Tyler Coppla, Jr., C; Dillon Gonzalez, Jr., OF; Kevin Barry, Sr., 1B Keep An Eye On: Connaughton. Coming off an MVP caliber season in basketball this past winter and a breakout sophomore baseball effort, the Prep’s power pitcher is already getting Division 1 college offers and has the stuff to dominate at the high school level.
lEFT: st. John’s Prep volleyball captain and senior setter luca Ralic. BElOW: Eagles’ baseball catcher Tyler coppola covers the dish during a game last season.
last year’s record: 19-6 head coach: Andrew Viselli (17th season) Team captains: Luca Ralic, Sr. setter; Andrew Lutz, Sr. middle hitter; James Perreira, Sr. opposite. Other key players: Sean Mackinson, Jr. outside hitter; Nico Bono, Jr. libero; Robbie Clough, Jr. middle hitter. Keep An Eye On: The Eagles have four starters back from a team that made it to the state final last year and with the 6-foot-7 Lutz and 6-foot-8 Clough, Viselli says this is the biggest team he’s ever had. Viselli doesn’t mince words; the only thing the Prep is interested in is a state championship.
last year’s record: 19-3 (Lost to Duxbury, 13-12, in Division 1 state final) head coach: John Roy (16th year) Team captains: Nick Triano, Sr. G; James Fahey, Sr. D; Jeff Dube, Sr. LSM; Garett Campbell, Sr. A. Other key players: Matt Scalise, Jr. A; Jimmy O’Connell, Jr. M; Colin Blackwell, Jr. M; John Farrow, Sr. M; Chris Coady, Jr. D. Keep An Eye On: Triano in goal. He’s been patiently waiting his turn behind Nick Valenti for two years. He’s a talented goalie and who is ready to make his mark this season.
last year’s record: 14-5 head coach: Mark Metropolis
(21st season) Team captains: To be named Key players: John Corvi, Jr.; Bradley Noyes, Fr.; Chris Toner, Fr; Mike Beluech, Jr.; Mark Corvi, Soph.; Reed Perry, Jr.
head coach: Ray Carey (33rd year) last year’s record: 3-1 Team captains: To be named Athletes to watch this spring: Jared Kadich, Sr., Sprints/Relay; Chris Crosby,
Sr., 200/400/Relays; Chris Oesterlin, Sr., 800/Mile; Sean Enos, Jr., Throws; Jack Durkin, Sr., High Jump; Taewook Ha, Jr., High Hurdles; Mike Galasso, Jr., Intermediate Hurdles/400; Billy Camarda, Jr., Javelin; Scott Sheehan, Jr., Javelin; John
Flanagan, Sr., Distance; Ben Halpin, Jr., Distance; Patrick Murphy, Jr., Distance; Jarett Harrigan, Jr., Distance; George Sessoms, Sr., Sprints; A. J. Rossi, Sr., Two-Mile.
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ABOVE: A year after winning the state title, hamilton-Wenham tennis star Noah hebert and the generals hope to do it again in 2010.
lEFT: generals boys lacrosse coach Jim laselva, shown here pointing out a nuance of the game to one of his players, regularly has his teams playing in the postseason.
last year’s record: 8-10 head coach: Doug Hoak (24th year) Team captains: Matt Cook, Sr., P/OF; Josh Landis, Sr., 1B/OF Other key players: Pat Hendrickson, Jr., P/1B; Pat Twomey, Sr., 3B/P; Jared Kefalas, Jr., SS; Jake Prince, Jr., IF/OF Keep An Eye On: Pardon the pun, but H-W in general. It’s a hungry team full of athletes that wants to get back to the state tournament — an ace like Cook is fixing to make that happen.
last year’s record: 12-8 head coach: Jim LaSelva (9th year) Team captains: Paul Littlefield, Sr. D; Ben Penta, Sr. M; Zach Gaucher, Sr. A. Other key players: Chris Hughes, Sr. D; Derek Curr, Sr. D; Steve DeSantis, Sr. G; Eric Buckley, Sr. M; Brian Ford, Sr. M; Matt Galvin, Sr. M; Drew Erdman, Sr. A; Zach Cotter, Sr. A; Anthony Sabitini, Sr. A. Keep An Eye On: The Generals’ senior leadership, and the impact of junior transfers Tucker White (a midfielder) and Colin MacKenzie (attack) from Holderness. White and MacKenzie should provide a boost to an already good lineup.
head coach: Steve Sawyer (42nd year) last year’s record: 9-1 Team captains: Brendan Shaughnessy, Sr., Hurdles/Relays; Michael Watkins, Sr., Sprints/Jumps; Alex Catalano, Sr., Distance, P.J. Clay, Sr., Weights Athletes to watch this spring: Brock Enos, Sr., Jumps/Sprints; Eric Kirlis, Sr., Jumps/Sprints; Shawn O’Keefe, Sr., Sprints; Dan Loeper, Sr., Hurdles: Jackson MacDonald, Sr., Jumps/Hurdles; Andrew Black, Sr., Distance; Ryan Dix, Sr., Weights
head coach: Steve Sawyer (23rd year) last year’s record: 8-2 Team captains: Kristen Ashley, Sr., Distance; Rebecca Fallon, Sr., Pole Vault; Taylor Smaldone, Sr., Weights; Thais Ziegenhals, Sr., Distance Athletes to watch this spring: Sarah Roundy, Sr., Middle Distance; Zoe Catalano, Sr., Distance; Kelsey Atwater, Sr., Jumps; Alison Lanois, Jr., Distance; Tyler Parady, Jr., Hurdles/ Sprints/Jumps; Bridgett Brown, Jr., Sprints/Relays; Natalie White, Jr., Hurdles/Sprints; Andrea Sargent, Jr., Sprints/Relays
last year’s record: 18-2 head coach: Joe Maher (12th year) Team captains: To be determined Other key players: Noah Hebert, Sr., David Rowe, Sr., Stuart Rowe, Soph., Jack Lebel, Jr., Trip McLane, Jr., Chris Young, Jr., Spencer Collins, Jr., Nathan Aparo, Sr.
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last year’s record: 11-11 (Lost in Division 3 North first round) head coach: Gardy O’Flynn (8th year) Team captains: None named Other key players: Nippy Bocko, Sr., C; Ben Clasby, Sr., 1B/DH; Will Corkum, Jr., P/OF; John Eldredge, Jr., CF; Mark Gallant, Jr., 3B; Dylan Cain, Jr., IF Keep An Eye On: Corkum, a crafty hurler with tons of experience for a junior. He’s the best pitcher you haven’t heard much about, but that will change by the end of this season.
last year’s record: 15-7 head coach: Doug Woodworth (25th year) Team captains: Kelley Michael, Sr., 3B; Jackie Hulbert, Sr., 1B; Jena Woodworth, Sr., OF Other key players: Liz Glavin, Jr., C; Katie Glaubitz, Soph., P; Maddy Pinciaro, Jr. INF; Rachel Glaubitz, Soph., C; Cassie Taraska, Jr., OF; Becca Dunlop, Soph., INF; Sami Wideberg, Soph., INF Keep An Eye On: The Tigers have five returning starters. Michael is a three-time Cape Ann League All-Star at third base and Glavin is an outstanding catcher and hitter. However, the Tigers have to make up for a pair of .500 hitters and four-year starters in Kerry Desmond and Krista MacKenzie, who is off to an excellent start at UMass Lowell.
ABOVE: Tiger track standout hannah O’Flynn. RighT: ipswich softball senior first baseman and captain Jackie hulbert.
last year’s record: 9-8 (Lost to Cohasset, 13-7, in East Division 3 first round) head coach: Glenn Foster (26th year) Team captains: Eric Galanis, Sr. D; Eli Hayward, Sr. A. Other key players: Nils Swenson, Jr. D; Jared French, Jr. A; Matt Marsh, Sr. A; Eli Natti, Sr. D; Kenny Wing, Jr. M. Keep An Eye On: The Tigers’ sparse bench. Ipswich has a varsity roster of only 14 players this spring, only three of which will serve as reserves during game play.
last year’s record: 8-9 head coach: Greg Churchill (2nd year) Team captains: Kayla Perry, Sr. D; Kim Corkum, Jr. A.
Other key players: Mikhala Reedy, Sr. A. Keep An Eye On: The Ipswich underclassmen (10 freshmen and 10 sophomores in the program) getting up to speed with the older players. If and when the Tigers’ youth catches up, they will be a solid team in the Cape Ann League.
Team captains: Matt Burke, Sr. first singles; Scott Furman, Sr. second singles Other key players: Robbie Dick, Sr.; Ty Zampitella, Sr.; Tim Bonnar, Sr.; Michael Robie, Fr.
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last year’s record: 9-9 head coach: John Tracy (2nd year)
last year’s record: 7-9 head coach: Cathy Simms (13th year) Team captains: Bridget Fay, Sr.; Kelsi Grundstrom, Jr. Other key players: Alex Sulkin, Soph.; Kaitlyn Kelley, Soph.; Megan Freiberger,
head coach: Patrick Rich (1st year) last year’s record: 3-7 Team captains: Andrew Bugler, Sr., Pole Vault; Greg Krathwohl, Sr., Distance; Matt Cordes, Sr., Shot Put; James Ross, Sr., Sprints/High Jump Other athletes to watch this spring: Kieran Kinnare, Jr., Middle Distance; Eli Thomas, Jr., Distance: Ben Plotner, Sr.,
head coach: Marty Binette (1st year) last year’s record: 3-7 Team captains: Molly Miller, Sr., Hurdles; Maddie Duncan, Jr., 800/400. Other athletes to watch this spring: Hannah O’Flynn, Jr., 400/Discus; Sarah Keiran, Fr., Mile; Samantha Brown, Soph., 400/Hurdles/200; Alex Manos, Sr., Shot Put.
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last year’s record: 16-5 (Lost in Division 2 North first round) head coach: Mike Valentino (2nd year, 16-5) Team captains: Evan Bunker, Sr., P/CF; Chris Splinter, Sr., SS; Colin Shepard, Sr., C; Gabe Dunn, Sr., P/2B Other key players: Braden Kowalski, Sr., 1B/P; Lee Greeley, Sr., OF; Jake Schwartz, Sr., IF; Greg Rothman, Sr., OF Keep An Eye On: Shepard, who hit five homers in a two-week stretch last year and is one of the best backstops in all of Eastern Mass. both behind the dish and at the plate.
last year’s record: 9-11 head coach: David Tullgren (2nd year) Team captains: Katie Guido, Sr., OF/P; Allison Shamon, Sr., 3B; Olivia Story, Sr., SS. Other key players: Lexie Corso, Jr., 2B; Shawna DiPietro, Soph., C; Lissa Rescigno, Jr., P; Mollie Marshall, Soph., 1B; Amanda Gotts, Sr., LF; Taylor Evans, Soph., RF; Erin Campbell, Fr., INF; Courtney Gotts, Soph., C; Rachel Shamon, Fr., P; Samantha Martins, Fr., INF/OF; Amy Griffith, Jr., 1B/DH; Nicole Jesi, Sr., OF. Keep An Eye On: The three captains. Tullgren calls them the best three captains he’s had in 16 years of softball coaching.
last year’s record: 14-8 head coach: Tom Cobb (12th year) Team captains: Reed Goodhue, Sr. G; Brendan Dahlgren, Sr. A; Mike Magnifico, Sr. A. Other key players: Chris Roach, Sr. D; Mike Camuso, Sr. D; Kurt Hunziker, So. M. Keep An Eye On: The Chieftains in the postseason, if they qualify. Masco has made the jump from Division 2 to Division 1 this year, and it will be trying to compete in a bracket loaded with talent.
ABOVE: This spring marks the final time Abbey D’Agostino will compete for the chieftains on the track before heading off to run at Dartmouth. RighT: senior shortstop chris splinter turns a double play.
last year’s record: 14-5 head coach: Kim Marini (6th year) Team captains: Sydney Godette, Sr. D/A; Elizabeth Iorio, Sr. D; Blair Shrewsbury, Sr. A.
Other key players: Pam Herter, Jr. A/D; Courtney Cliffe, Jr. A. Keep An Eye On: Godette, a talented player who is expected to contribute on both offense and defense for the Chieftains.
singles; Max Magill, Sr. singles. Other key players: Max Farnham, Sr. third singles; Matt Burton, Sr.; Eric Palace, Sr.
last year’s record: 13-3 head coach: Alan McCarthy (4th year) Team captains: Jack Moriarty, Sr.
head coach: Dana Picillo (16th year) last year’s record: 6-4 Team captains: John Daniels, Sr., Jumps/High Hurdles; Ryan Madden, Sr., 400/4x400 Relay; Tyler Plimpton, Sr.,
Sprints/Long Jump/4x100 Relay Other athletes to watch this spring: Ben Hiromura, Jr., Two Mile/800; David Searles, Jr., Sprints/4x100 Relay; Jake London, Sr., High Jump/High Hurdles; Tim Galligan, Sr., Discus; Brian McCarthy, Jr., Javelin.
head coach: Dave Cavallaro (7th year) last year’s record: 6-4
Team captains: Abbey D’Agostino, Sr., Distance; Sarah Barrett, Sr., Distance; Rachel Rudder, Sr., Distance; Ali Letvinchuk, Sr., Sprints; Alexa Moorman, Sr., Hurdles; Annie Johnson, Sr., High Jump Other athletes to watch this spring: Chelsea Nasson, So., Sprints/ Jumps/Relay; Audrey Maysak, Jr., Pole Vault; Nancy Swift, Sr., Throws; Emily Wheeler, So., Distance; Mackenzie Shelgren, So., Distance.
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last year’s record: 15-5 (Lost in Division 3 North quarterfinals) head coach: Paul Worth (12th season) Team captains: None named Other key players: David St. Pierre, Sr., P; Derrick Frazier, Jr., C; Shane Bennett, Jr., CF; Jordan Castillo, Jr., 2B; Sean Hebert, Jr., SS; Paul Cerino, Sr., 1B; Scott Blanchette, Sr., 3B; Matt Thorpe, Jr., P Keep An Eye On: St. Pierre, the all-star quarterback with the pedigree to be an ace on the mound for the Bulldogs.
last year’s record: 14-6 head coach: Joe Balzarini (26th year) Team captains: Stephanie Rudis, Sr., C; Emily Pontes, Sr., SS; Ally O’Brien, Sr., 1B; Andrea Caetano, Sr., 2B. Other key players: Amanda Lucey, Soph., P; Holly Ryan, Soph., 3b; Amanda Dupuis, Sr., P/INF; Kate McLean, Soph. INF; Shawna Drown, Jr., C/INF; Holly Ryan, Soph., C; Nicole Connolly, Jr., DP. Keep An Eye On: The Bulldogs are coming off a season in which they reached the Division 3 North semifinals and captured the state vocational school tourney, but they graduated three starters and two other players won’t be back. However, Lucey, who had a no-hitter in the state tourney, looms as the best pitcher in Commonwealth Athletic Conference.
clOcKWisE FROM ABOVE: North shore Tech softball player Emily Pontes; lacrosse player chris Jones; and senior slugger David st. Pierre.
last year’s record: 0-16 head coach: Jeff Comeau (2nd year) Team captains: Not announced yet. Other key players: Tim Barrows, Sr. G; Chris Jones, Sr. D, Chris Baker, Sr. M; Corey Duffy, Jr. M; Russ Quealy, Sr. A; Doug Foley, Jr. A; Ben Huntley, Soph., M. Keep An Eye On: The Bulldogs’ growth this season. Comeau has a good crew back, along with some freshmen who have played the game before.
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last year’s record: 20-7 (EIL champs, New England runners-up) head coach: Chris Powers (5th year) Team captains: Will Walfield, Jr., 2B; Chalres Goodwin, Jr., C Other key players: Brendan Oliver, Jr., 3B/P; Brian Rogers, Jr., OF/P; Jack Whelan, Jr., 1B/P; Kevin St. Pierre, Jr., CF; Alex Matushaku, Jr., P Keep An Eye On: The Highlanders young pitching trio of Oliver, Rogers and Whelan. Oliver has a biting curve while the pair of Rogers and Whelan throw very hard; this group got a ton of innings last year and are ready to fill the void left by Jolmi Minaya-Suriel and Lamarre Rey.
last year’s record: 9-8 head coach: Jim MacLaughlin (20th year) Team captains: Jamie Cappucci, Sr., 3B; Kellie Marshall, Sr., SS; Kara Kovacev, Sr., C. Other key players: Grace Steward, Soph., 1B; Molly Grant, Sr., OF; Stephanie Grimaldi, Jr., OF; Liz Filosa, Sr., 2B; Shelby Difiore, Soph., P. Keep An Eye On: Pingree’s defense and experience. Cappucci, Marshall and Kovacev have played huge roles since freshman year and will make it tough for opponents to score runs.
last year’s record: 17-4 head coach: Ned Jackson (2nd year) Key players: Kyle Lange, Sr. G; Bobby Adam, Jr. M. Keep An Eye On: The Highlanders as they get better as the season goes on. Pingree has built one of the strongest boys lacrosse programs in New England, and the Highladers should continue to gain strength throughout the season as they fight for another New England small school championship.
last year’s record: 13-4 head coach: Sarah Powers (2nd year) Team captains: C.C. Collier, Sr. A; Kaitlin Reedy, Sr. M; Cat Dioli, Sr. D. Other key players: Brit Mscisz, Sr. A; Lyndsey Shepard, Sr. M. Keep An Eye On: The Highlanders making another run toward an Eastern Independent League championship. The Highalders had a perfect 8-0 mark last year, and this year’s team features four players — Dioli, Shepard, Mscisz and Reedy — who will be playing college lacrosse next year.
ABOVE: Brendan Oliver of the Pingree baseball team is congratulated by lamarre Rey after sliding into home plate in a 2009 game. RighT: girls lacrosse player Brit Mscisz in action against governor’s Academy.
last year’s record: 12-2 head coach: Eric Olson (12th year) Team captains: Sam Bachelder, Sr. first singles; Nicholas Gram, Sr. Other key players: Ben Grossman, Fr.; Tim Knowles, Jr. first doubles; Sam Cregg, Soph. first doubles.
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