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September 10, 2013

MVC Girls Soccer: Central ranked No. 2 in state

Andover

2012 record: 9-5-4, lost in Division 1 North prelims

Returning starters (8): Emily Van Antwerp, Sr., midfield; Sarah Van Antwerp, Sr., defense; Sophie Draper, Sr., defense; Emily Wilson, Sr., keeper; Mae Hunt, Sr., defense; Courtney Grygiel, Jr., forward; Lily Puccia, Jr., midfield; Veronica Alois, Soph., forward

Returning lettermen: Emily Masterson, Sr., keeper; Maddy Pollack, Sr., midfield; Sara Rehman, Sr., forward; Julia Manty, Jr., midfield; Caitlin Patten, Jr., defense; Carissa Reming, Jr., defense; Meredith Van Antwerp, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Jackie Drew, Sr., defense; Laura McNaughton, Sr., forward; Hannah Ameen, Jr., midfield; Kailey Cullen, Jr., midfield; Jillian Gamache, Jr., forward; Emily O’Hara, Soph., forward; Brianna Knight, Soph., defense; Isabelle Russo, Soph., midfield/defense

Candidates: 90

Captains: Emily Van Antwerp, Sarah Van Antwerp, Lily Puccia, Courtney Grygiel

Returning goal leaders: Veronica Alois 7, Sara Rehman 3

Returning honorees: Lily Puccia, All-MVC; Sara Rehman, Emily Van Antwerp, Sarah Van Antwerp and Veronica Alois, MVC All-Stars

Assistants: Julia Paone; Jen Hagopian, JV; Stacey Consiglio, Freshmen

Odds and ends: Courtney Grygiel returns this season after missing all of last year with a torn ACL. ... Emily, Sarah and Meredith Van Antwerp are sisters.

Coach Meghan Matson (10th year, 107-43-32): “I think we’re really strong up top and we’re excited about that because last year we had a lack of goal scoring. ... Courtney will add to the strength of our attack.”

Central Catholic

2012 record: 15-1-1, lost in Division 1 North final

Returning starters (7): Courtney Walsh, Sr., forward; Stephanie May, Sr., defense; Megan Rauseo, Sr., midfield; Erin Berube, Sr., defense; Aly Spencer, Sr., forward; Kylie Regan, Sr., midfield; Alli Wiggins, Jr., forward

Returning lettermen: Sarah Bunnell, Sr., midfield; Kelly Sullivan, Sr., midfield, Alex Nagri, Sr., forward; Brenna Lonneman, Sr., midfield; Maddie Arndt, Sr., goalie; Kelly Daigle, Sr., defense; Alessandra Sadler, Jr., defense; Jenna Martin, Jr., forward

Promising newcomers: Trudy Lynch, Jr., forward; Sarah Regan, Soph., defense; Emma White, Soph., midfield; Erin Dwinell, Soph., midfield; Caroline Moolic, Soph., midfield; Amanda Fay, Frosh., goalie; Nicole Wiggins, Frosh., defense

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