Fall Sports Preview Capsules

FIELD HOCKEY
MILFORD
COACH: Tracie Ibarra (14th
year).
2014: 9-3-2, lost in quarterfinals.
RETURNING STARTERS: Cora
Rogers, sr.; Madison Gagnon,
sr.; Olivia Mabbett, sr.; Erin
Tyrrell, sr.; Allison Betelak, sr.;
Nicole McMorrow, sr.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS:
Sara Pickett, jr.; Rachael
Nelson, jr.; Jenna MacKinnon,
sr.; Ava Simon, jr.; Lauren Dishong,
so.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Lilly Erdody, so.; Meredith
Recks, so.; Margaret Recks, sr.;
Lexi Marois, fr.
COACH’S COMMENTS: “We
will be looking for leadership
and stability from our nine
seniors,” Ibarra said. “This is
a talented and motivated
group of athletes looking
to work hard and find their
way into postseason play by
working hard.”
SOUHEGAN
COACH: Kelli Braley (fourth
year).
LAST YEAR: 11-3, lost in semifinals.
RETURNING STARTERS: Katie
Casey, sr., forward; Gwen
Hale, sr., midfielder; Jaimie
Cates, sr., defender; Timber
Devine, jr., midfielder.
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS:
Kaylyn Forest, sr., forward;
Natalie Caraccio, sr.,
defender; Maddie Boyea, jr.,
midfielder; Erica Cheries, jr.,
forward; Abby Cranney, so.,
forward; McKenzie Robinson,
so., midfielder; Brigid Casey,
so., midfielder; Erin McCool,
so., defender.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Alex Cullen, sr., forward;
Rosie Garvey, sr., midfielder;
Meaghan Allard, jr., defender;
Maddie Maurais, jr., goalkeeper.
COACH’S COMMENTS: “With
a great returning group,
we have been able to really
build towards a phenomenal
season,” Braley said. “Strong
leadership is definitely a key
for us.”
GOLF
MILFORD
COACH: Bill Soubosky (eighth
year)
2014: 6-23, did not qualify for
team tourney
RETURNING REGULARS:
Ethan Brocklehurst, sr; Matt
Paul, sr;, Evan Ryan , jr Weston
Pare , jr.; Nick Cauley, jr; Mitchell
Lepine, jr; Nick Gutterson
,jr; Hunter Hoffman, so.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Jameson Pare,so.; Josh
Brown, sr..
COACH’S COMMENTS: “If everything
plays out the way I
think it will,experience and
youth will prevail to the tune
of a playoff spot,” Soubosky
said.
SOUHEGAN
COACH: Bill Robes (fourth
year).
2014: Third in state tournament.
RETURNING REGULARS: David
Wieczerzak, sr.; August
Darula, sr.; Jorick Ehrenstein,
sr.; Ibaad Nazeer, sr., Ryan
Stankiewicz, jr.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Liam King, jr.; Spencer Rees,
sr.; Jordan Lauquan,so.
COACH’S COMMENTS: “I
think it’s going to be a good
team that will look at ways
to correct what they’re doing
wrong,” Robes said.
BOYS SOCCER
MILFORD
COACH: Daniel Ayotte (first
year).
2014: 0-16, no tournament.
RETURNING PLAYERS: Tom
Simo, sr., striker; David Spalding,
sr., def.; Jeremy Wisbey,
sr., def.; Max Ayotte, sr., def.;
Chris Pervere, sr., goalie; Logan
Chaput, sr., mf; Mason
Mallows, jr., def.; Austin Martel,
jr., def.; Gordon Shenk, jr.,
mf; Russ Lippitt, jr., mf/striker;
Mike Federico, jr., mf; Jacob
Wilder, jr., mf; Griff Comtois,
jr., mf.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Matt Chase, so., mf; Tom
Herner, so., mf; Sam Claire,
so., striker; Max McDonald, fr.,
def.; Jakob Leo, fr., mf.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Attitude,”
first-year varsity coach
Daniel Ayotte stressed a key
to the Spartans success this
fall. “Belief that they can win
on any given game day.”
SOUHEGAN
COACH: David Saxe (20th
year).
2014: 13-5-1, Division II
champions.
KEY RETURNERS: Josh Anson,
sr., mf; Ely Marciano, sr., mf;
Josh Massa, sr., back; Luke
Berry, sr., fwd; Nate Chamberlain,
jr., back; Tim Driscoll, jr.,
back; Ali Ewiess, jr., mf/fwd;
Spencer George, jr., back;
Mitch Greany, jr., back; Keelan
MacKenzie, jr., back; Erik Richardson,
jr., mf; Nick Scavetta,
jr., back; Mason Young, jr., mf.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Nilan Phommachanh, sr., back;
Nick Tabor, sr., back; Collin Titus,
sr., fwd; Lucas Bellapanni,
jr., mf; Will Facques, jr., goalie;
Matt Greany, so., goalie.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Taking
care of the ball and working
hard to maintain possession,”
are two keys to success for
the defending champions,
according to their coach of
20 years, as well as “Knowing
and executing roles on the
pitch, and learning and improving
everyday.”
GIRLS SOCCER
MILFORD
Coach: Russ Matthews (third
year).
2014: Did not qualify for tournament.
RETURNING STARTERS: Devany
Pitsas, jr., def; Alex Matsis,
jr. ,fd; Lauren Nay ,jr., def;
Geena Ciardelli, jr., def; Alyza
Sayward, sr., fd; Morgan Grill,
sr., mf; Anna Norford, sr., mf;
Erin Mcguire, jr., mf/fd; Emily
Wood, sr., def.
OTHER RETURNING LETTER
WINNERS: Avery Martin, so.,
mf; Riley Matthews, so., mf;
Mikayla Rush, jr., mf; Breanna
Degroot, so., def.
PROMISING NEWCOMERS:
Meg Sawyer, fr.; Colette Urda,
fr.; Katie Lordan, fr., goalie.
COACH’S COMMENTS: “The
team is inspired to meet their
goal of going to the postseason
and have come to the tryouts
ready to play,” Matthews
said. “As long as they all stay
connected, avoid injury and
work hard those goals are
obtainable.”
SOUHEGAN
COACH: Amy Sparks (second
year).
2014: 9-7, lost in first round of
tournament.
RETURNING STARTERS: Alana
Barretto, sr., def; Rachael
Facey, sr., def/mf; Emma Estabrook,
jr., fd/mf; Hannah
Chick, sr., fd; Casey Johnson,
jr., fd/mf; Anna Farrow, sr., def.
OTHER RETURNING LETTER
WINNERS: Hailey Johnson, sr.,
def/mf; Abbey Christensen,
sr., def; Marlena Culver, so.,
mf; Christa Vordenberg, so.,
mf; Grace Angulas, so., mf.
COACH’S COMMENTS: “It’s an
exciting, hungry team who
can’t wait to start the season,”
Sparks said.