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September 10, 2013

MVC Field Hockey: Central hopes to make a run at Andover

Andover

2012 record: 14-3-3, lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals

Returning starters (5): Weezie Gross, Sr., midfield; Briana Smith, Sr., forward; Julia LeBlanc, Sr., forward; Mikayla Panneton, Sr., midfielder; Nicole Schena, Sr., goalie

Returning lettermen: Emily Gibson, Sr., back; Christine Aumais, Sr., forward; Jessica Leone, Jr., forward;

Promising newcomers: Jacquelyn Leone, Soph., midfielder; Caroline Curtin, Soph., back; Brenna Keefe, Soph., forward; Victoria Roche, Soph., forward; Megan Hartnett, Frosh., goalie

Candidates: 67

Captains: Christine Aumais, Weezie Gross, Mikayla Panneton

Returning honorees: Weezie Gross, All-MVC; Mikayla Panneton, MVC All-Star

Assistants: Sheila Salois, JV; Billy Beauchesne, Freshmen; Dan Casper, volunteer

Odds and ends: Weezie Gross is the only four-year varsity player on the team.

Coach Maureen Noone (16th year, 221-42-42): “I think if we can continue to make the growth that we made from preseason to now we’re going to put ourselves in a really good place. We have some outstanding athletes and some really good finesse field hockey players.”

Central Catholic

2012 record: 10-8-2, lost in Division 1 North first round

Returning starters (7): Molly Bryant, Sr., defender; Krista Maloney, Sr., forward; Julia Gagne, Sr., forward; Brooke Patterson, Sr., midfield; Caitlin Derrickson, Sr., defense; Jenna Palmisano, Jr., midfield; Karoline Leavitt, Jr., forward

Returning lettermen: Sarah Reny, Sr., forward; Rachel Lewis, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Sydney Thornhill, Sr., goalie; Shannon Wakeford, Sr., defense; Emma Alaimo, Jr., defense; Nicole Leone, Jr., defense; Katherine Veilleux, Jr., defense; Courtney Woronka, Frosh., forward; Alexa Plentzas, Frosh., midfield; Mary Lambert, Frosh., forward

Candidates: 47

Captains: Molly Bryant, Brooke Patterson

Returning honorees: Molly Bryant, MVC All-Star

Assistants: Liz Day; Stephanie Chaisson, JV

Odds and ends: Karoline Leavitt scored 16 goals last year to give her 28 for her career. ... Emma Alaimo is the sister of graduated standout Hope Alaimo. ... New assistant Liz Day of North Andover starred for UMass Lowell when Josselyn Wilson was an assistant there. Stephanie Chaisson, who is also new, starred at Methuen and St. Anselm’s

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