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August 29, 2013

N.H. Field Hockey: Saltamartini, Astros eye repeat

OUTLOOK: Our area has produced 13 of the last 18 Division 1 champions and four different schools (defending champ Pinkerton, Timberlane, Londonderry and Salem) have won titles in the last six years.

So don’t be surprised if we produce another champion, it’s just a question of who. It could also be upstart Windham in Division 2.

Pinkerton returns a pair of Eagle-Tribune All-Stars in Julie Saltamartini and Jess Cote. Salem, with nine starters back, appears loaded but doesn’t have a proven goalie.

Londonderry

2012 record: 10-6, lost in Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning starters (7): Tianna Federico, Sr., forward; Samantha Harris, Sr., goalie; Julie Hamilton, Sr., back; Elisabeth Caron, Sr., midfield; Jackie Curtin, Jr., forward; Janelle Magoon, Jr., back; Katie Montminy, Jr., back

Returning lettermen: Brooke Tulley, Sr., back; Emily Downing, Jr., goalie; Marissa Roger, Jr., forward; Hannah McGrath, Soph., midfield; Hannah Cohen, Soph., forward; Hailey Gilbert, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Taylor Wood, Sr., back; Alyssa Precourt, Sr., back; Mimi Coburn, Sr., back; Michaela Kewley, Jr., midfield; Jen McQueeney, Jr., back; Hanna Batchelor, Jr., back; Olivia Caruso, Soph., back; Laura Batchelor, Frosh., back

Candidates: 43

Captains: Tianna Federico, Elisabeth Caron, Julie Hamilton, Jackie Curtin

Returning honorees: none

Returning goal leaders: Tianna Federico 8, Jackie Curtin 6

Assistants: Chelsea Hennewell, JV; Chrissy McGee, goalies

Odds and ends: Hanna and Laura Batchelor are sisters. ... Goalies coach Chrissy McGee is new to the staff. She’s a UNH student. ... Tianna Federico is the president of the National Honor Society.

Coach Laura Federico (4th year, 19-24-3): “Salem will be very good and Merrimack also. I think we’ll be middle of the pack.”

Pinkerton

2012 record: 14-1-2, Division 1 state champ

Returning starters (6): Jess Cote, Sr., midfield; Julie Saltamartini, Sr., forward; Brianne Torre, Sr., midfield; Alex Albano, Sr., defense; Kaylie DeCosmo, Jr., forward; Jordan Dudley, Jr., goalie

Returning lettermen: Kinsey Manchester, Sr., midfield; Emily Needham, Jr., midfield; Erin Johnston, Jr., defense; Samantha Day, Soph., forward; Abbey Doherty, Soph., goalie

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