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December 19, 2013

Mass. Girls Hockey Preview

Methuen's Conway looks to repeat Cinderella season

andover

2012-13 season: 12-8-2, lost Division 1 first round

Returning lettermen: Alex Ritchie, Sr., defense; Weezie Gross, Sr., forward; Mikayla Panneton, Sr., forward; Jessica Leone, Jr., forward; Caroline Hughes, Jr., forward; Brianna Deloury, Jr., forward; JoJo Olson, Jr., defense;Meghan Johnson, Jr., goalie; Veronica Alois, Soph., forward; Jillian Hughes, Soph., defense; Brenna Keefe, Soph., defense; Jacquelyn Leone, Soph., defense

Promising newcomers: Laura Ritzer, Sr., forward; Rachel Harris, Sr., defense; Krystal Brighton, Soph., forward; Haley Driscoll, Soph., forward; Caroline Curtin, Soph., forward; Emma Plourde, Soph., forward; Katheryn Devaney, Frosh., defense; Caroline Ingrim, Frosh., defense

Captains: Laura Ritzer, Mikayla Panneton, Weezie Gross

Candidates: 30

Returning leaders: Veronica Alois 13 goals

Assistants: Greg Manning

Fast fact: Weezie Gross was recently named an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in field hockey and is a star in lacrosse. ... Jacquelyn Leone (12 goals)was the top scorer on the field hockey team. ... Veronica Alois (17 goals) was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in soccer. ... Laura Ritzer returns to the varsity team after spending two years on JV. She played varsity as a freshman.

Coach Liz Keady (Second year, 12-8-2): “Veronica Alois, Caroline Hughes and Jess Leone are our leaders up front. We are counting on a big year from Jacquelyn Leone. JoJo Olson plays a key role on defense and two freshmen (Katheryn Devaney and Caroline Ingrim) are looking promising. Meghan Johnson has passion for the game and is really the backbone of our team in net.”

Central Catholic

2012-13 season: 2-18

Returning lettermen: Natalie Macdonald, Sr., forward; Megan Rauseo, Sr., forward; Casey Pedro, Sr., forward; Molly Bryant, Sr., defense, Cait Derrickson, Sr., defense; Felicia Pandelena, Sr., defense; Sydney Thornhill, Sr., goalie; Julia August, Jr., defense; Lexi Stanisewski, Soph., forward; Lillie Bibeau, Soph., defense; Emily Frocione, Soph., forward; Fiona LaPierre, Soph., defense; Caitlin Menzies, Soph., forward; Kylee Babcock, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Rebecca Healey, Fr., forward; Meghan Dunbar, Fr., forward; Mary Lambert, Fr., forward; Emma O’Neill Fr., forward; Elana Glover, Fr., forward; Nicole Brennan, Fr., goalie

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