Tomahawks fall team previews

Merrimack football coach Kip Jackson, center, has had to do a lot of teaching this preseason with only a couple returning starters from last year’s semifinal team.


COACH: Don Chisholm (third year)


RETURNING PLAYERS: Nick Edgeworth, sr.; Owen Plossen, sr.; Travis Brody, sr.; Ryan Carey, jr.; Dan Differ, sr.; Ryan Maine, sr.

COACHES COMMENTS: “We’re looking for the returnees to lead us this year,” Chisholm said.


COACH: Mark Papp (first year)

LAST SEASON: 6-10, lost to Concord in first round.

RETURNING PLAYERS: Aiden Smith, so.; Carter Sherman, so.; Carter Tees, jr.; Dennis Rattunde, sr.; Jack Goodwin, so. GK; Jonathon Paulhamus, so.; Lars Rattunde, jr.; Liam Nguyen, jr. ; Luccas Booth, sr.; Mark DiPiro, jr.; Patrick Steines, sr.

Ryan Bobbitt, sr.; Sam Cusson, jr. GK; Steven Wilson, so.; Tim Smith, sr.; Will Sherman, sr.


COACH’S COMMENTS: “They’ve responded well to the preseason environment we’ve begung to create,” Papp said. “They work hard, have incredible spirit, and compete to the end. The staff is excited to see how this group does this fall.”


COACH: Rick Morgan (first year).

LAST SEASON: 3-13, did not make tournament.

RETURNING STARTERS: Sara Wozniak, sr.MF; Emma Zanni, sr. DEF; GiGi Wood, jr. DEF; Erin Orgega, jr. MF; Lindsey Erickson, jr. MF; Sam Page, so.DEF; Abby Morgan, so.DEF; Chloe Lemire, jr.DEF.

OTHER RETURNERS: Allie Damon, sr.MF; Calie Beard, sr.MF; Jenna Chambers, sr. MF; Rhianni Kozinsi, sr. DEF;Raina Sadowski, sr. DEF.

PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Riley Streeper, so. MF; Siobhan McMakin, fr. MF.

COACH’S COMMENTS: “I’m looking forward to a good season,” Morgan said. “This team has a good combination of older and younger talent. A good goal to set for this team would be qualifying for the playoffs.”