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April 4, 2014

MVC Girls Lacrosse: Hiller, new staff to lead Knights

Andover

2013 season: 9-9-2, lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals

Returning Starters: Weezie Gross, Sr., attack; Katherine Geffken, Sr., goalie; Jenny Hill, Sr., defense; Charlotte Lenes, Sr., attack; Rebecca Alois, Sr., defense; Mora Cunningham, Sr., attack; Courtney Grygiel, Jr., attack; Nikki Christopulos, Jr., defense; Talia Dellatto, Jr., defense; Jess Leone, Jr, attack

Returning lettermen: Colleen Caveney, Jr., defense; Veronica Alois, Soph., defense Jaqui Leone, Soph., attack, midfield

Promising newcomers: Julia Manty, Jr, attack; Carissa Remming, Jr., defense; Caroline Curtin, Soph., midfield

Captains: Charlotte Lenes, Jenny Hill, Weezie Gross

Candidates: 86

Returning goal leader: Weezie Gross 52

Returning honorees: Weezie Gross, All-MVC; Charlotte Lenes and Katherine Gefken, MVC All-Stars

Fast fact: Katherine Geffken earned a lacrosse scholarship to the University of Michigan.

Assistants: Briana Gross

Liz Keady (2nd year, 9-9-2): “I’m very excited for another successful season. We have a great deal of depth, leadership and speed.”

Central Catholic

2013 season: 10-8-1, lost in Division 1 North first round

Returning starters (8): Kelly Daigle, Sr., midfield; Stephanie May, Sr., midfield; Ashley Masucci, Sr., midfield; Alicia Bilsky, Sr., attack; Molly Bryant, Sr., defense; Shannon Wakeford, Sr., defense; Jenna Palmisano, Jr., attack; Deanna Savary, Jr., goalie

Returning lettermen: Hannah Benjamin, Jr., attack; Aideen Chapman, Jr., attack; Emily Frocione, Soph., attack; Mara Bergin, Soph., attack; Rachel Lewis, Soph., attack

Promising newcomers: Erin Berube, Sr., defense; Vanessa Pino, Jr., attack; Jessica Carnevale, Soph., attack; Emma Daly, Soph., defense; Cara McCarthy, Frosh., midfield

Captains: Kelly Daigle, Stephanie May, Ashley Masucci

Candidates: 43

Returning goal leaders: Kelly Daigle 48, Ashley Masucci 19, Alicia Bilsky 12

Returning honorees: Kelly Daigle and Ashley Masucci, All-MVC; Deanna Savary and Jenna Palmisano, MVC All-Stars

Fast facts: Phil Rowley stepped down after going 70-36-2 in six seasons. Ashley MacDonald, a Billerica High graduate, has taken over as head coach. She was a Central assistant for four years. In just three years at University of New England (UNE ‘08), she scored a school record 249 points including 170 goals. ... New JV coach Kathleen Ragan played at Masconomet and was a co-captain at William Smith College last spring. ... Emily Frocione missed last year with a stress fracture she sustained during preseason.

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