Merrimack fall preview, Part II

FIELD HOCKEY

COACH: Ann MacLean (eighth year)

2013: 7-6-1; lost in quarterfinals.

RETURNING STARTERS: Julia Perry, sr.; Callie Dwyer jr., Dana Mendes, sr.; Rachel Schwartz, sr.; Mackensie Hennas, sr.; Charlotte Perry, so.; Jesse Londono, jr.

OTHER RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Victoria Currie, jr.; Kayla Londono, sr.; Hanna Smith, sr.; Lacey Lature, sr.; Shannon Leavenworth, jr.

PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Emily Eckert, so.; Olivia Kapsambelis, fr.; Ally Chouinard, so.; Brianna Shelley, so.; Allyssa Jones, sr.; Jordan Fleckenstein, sr.; Julie Berberian, sr.

COACH’S COMMENT: “The strength of this team is that they respect each other and enjoy working together,” eighth-year coach Ann MacLean said. “I believe the more they practice with each other the stronger unit they will be become.”

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

COACH: Tammy Lambrou (10th year).

LAST YEAR: 15-3, lost in semi finals

RETURNING STARTERS: Jen Coffey, sr, OH; Caitlyn Paulson, sr, DS; Jo Coffey, jr, setter; Elise Jolly, so, MH; Lianna Kilinger, so, Libero.

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Jackie Petricelli, sr, RS; Tayla Schipilliti, sr, OH.

PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Katie Flynn, jr, OH; Alexa Ladue, jr, OH; Courtney McCarthy, jr, MH; Addie Lacey, soph, MH; Jess Bonner, soph, DS.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

COACH: Kevin Champigny (second year) and Ryan Haggerty (first year).

2013: Seventh at Division I meet.

TOP RETURNING SCORERS: Blake Williams, sr.

OTHER RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Keo Simonson, sr.; Hersh Rai, sr.; Jake Zannoni, sr.; Schuyler Vaillancourt, sr.; James Jolly, sr.; John Pitten, sr.

PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jordan Provencher, fr.; Ben Sweesy, so.; Dave Vaccaro, so.; Chase Sweeney, jr.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

COACH: Cathy Merra (fifth year).

2013: Twelfth at Division I meet.

TOP RETURNING SCORERS: Erica Lane, jr.; Brittany Gravellese, sr.; Sarah House, jr.; Kellie Mathewson, sr.

OTHER RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: Caroline Pitten, so.; Allison Stankiewicz, sr.; Katie Spencer, sr.; Paige Peringer, so.

PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Zoey Schilling, Bailey Carillo, Grace Corbett, Rachel House, Haley Boisvert, Mia DeMarco, MicKayla Hutchinson, Allison Zannoni.