EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

April 4, 2014

MVC Girls Lacrosse: Hiller, new staff to lead Knights

(Continued)

Candidates: 45

Returning goal leaders: Ashley Horan 72, Aryanna Poirier 52, and Kristi Coutu 32

Returning honorees: Ashley Horan, All-MVC; Shaley Horan and Aryanna Poirier, MVC All-Stars

Fast facts: Christine and Caroline Crowe as well as Ashley and Shaley Horan are twins. Kristen and Alison Keenan also are sisters. ... Ashley Horan has 95 career goals.

Assistants: Stephanie Chaisson, JV

Coach Krystal Ortiz (3rd year, 17-17): “Our 2013 season was an amazing step forward for our program. Everyone is excited to see what the 2014 season will bring for us. We hope to continue where we left off.”

North Andover

2013 season: 18-6, lost in Division 1 North final

Returning starters (12): Emily Carney, Sr., attack; Erin Kelley, Sr., midfield; Julie Gallant, Sr., midfield; Emily Sauls, Jr., defense; Leah Chittick, Jr., midfield; Nicole Ayres, Jr., defense; Lauren Hiller, Soph., goalie; Michelle Poirier, Soph., attack; Abbie Karalis, Soph., midfield; Emma Johns, Soph., defense; Dominique Goodman, Soph., defense; Colleen Chittick, Soph., attack

Returning lettermen: Kelsey Cusak, Sr., attack; Kaitlyn Dolan, Sr., defense; Emily Kilcoyne, Sr., defense; Piper Connolly, Jr., attack

Promising newcomers: Becca Riedel, Soph., midfield; Courtney Karelas, Soph., attack; Oliva DiMarzo, Soph., attack; Sarah Waldrep, Soph., defense; Julia Morandi, Soph., attack

Captains: Erin Kelley, Julie Gallant

Candidates: 58

Returning goal leader: Leah Chittick 75

Returning honorees: Lauren Hiller, Eagle-Tribune All-Star; Leah Chittick and Abbie Karalis All-MVC; Erin Kelley and Emma Johns, MVC All-Stars

Fast facts: Karen Lahey stepped down after going a 169-56-3 in 11 seasons. New coach Meredith Prior, 25, a Spanish teacher at the high school, was promoted from assistant coach. She heads a very young staff. Prior played at Merrimack with new assistant coach Jenn Pino (MC ‘13), the former Knights star.... Prior’s cousin, assistant Jordy Shoemaker, played at Andover and Notre Dame (ND ‘12). .... Leah Chittick is committed to play at UMass Amherst. ... Lauren Hiller made 203 saves and had a .533 save percentage last year.

Assistants: Jordy Shoemaker, Jenn Pino, Kara Rogato (JV), Caitlin Enright (freshmen)

Coach Meredith Prior (1st year): “We’re looking for a lot of assisted goals and for the defense to anchor our team.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Tiger Woods: 1 on 1 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox Franklin talks leaving Vandy Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX Michael Jordan OK With LeBron James Wearing No. 23? - @TheBuzzeronFox The Cornhuskers have gone...Loco? McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season
Boston Sports
Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Pedroia on Lester: ‘It would be tough to see him in another uniform’ Farrell announces Workman will start in place of Lester Gasper vs Tanguay: Is Lester to blame for current situation? Mike Carp speaks out on wanting to leave the Red Sox Shaughnessy: Sox fans deserve to be mad if Sox trade Lester Ty Law: Revis may get Pats ‘over hump’ Ortiz fires back at Tampa Bay Ray’s Chris Archer Curran Camp Observations: Pats Veteran Defensive players excited to be back together 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox Franklin talks leaving Vandy Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX Michael Jordan OK With LeBron James Wearing No. 23? - @TheBuzzeronFox The Cornhuskers have gone...Loco? McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp