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September 12, 2013

CAC Girls Soccer: PMA now a co-ed team

Presentation of Mary forced to field a coed team

Greater Lawrence

2012 record: 3-13-2, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (11): Stefani Abarca, Sr., stopper; Suci Interiano, Sr., midfield; Jasmine Reynoso-Diaz, Sr., fullback; Jane Murphy, Jr., midfield; Kadisha Fantauzzi, Jr., forward; Kimberly Cruz, Jr., defense; Jessica Cunha, Jr., stopper; Sarah Belieny, Jr., midfield; Taylor Schmitz, Jr., forward; Venecia Perez, Soph., sweeper; Serena Torres, Soph., goalie

Returning lettermen: Aime Pineda, Sr., defense; Brianna Cartagena, Sr., goalie; Shameka Hernandez, Sr., forward; Domini Batista, Sr., midfield; Rosa Lopez, Jr., forward

Promising newcomers: Kasandra Ayala, Jr., forward; Kasundra Cruz, Frosh., stopper; Eddith Garcia, Frosh., midfield; Gabriela Ixlaj, Frosh., midfield

Candidates: 48

Captains: Jasmine Reynoso-Diaz; Venecia Perez, Stefani Abarca

Returning goal leaders: Taylor Schmitz 10, Kadisha Fantauzzi 4

Returning honorees: Venecia Perez and Taylor Schmitz, All-CAC Small

Assistants: Helen Sullivan; Guillermo Sepulveda (JV), Coral Robinson (assistant JV), Tia Ouellette (JV assistant)

Odds and ends: Chris Plourde is new head coach, replacing Dan Leone, who was coach for just one year. Plourde was an assistant coach last year and coached his two daughters in Methuen Youth Soccer for many years. He is a guidance counselor at Greater Lawrence and played at Bates ... The Reggies were able to add a JV team this year. .... Jasmine Reynoso-Diaz was a 2011 All-CAC goalie. She was out for most of last year with a concussion. ... Coral Robinson, a captain last year who now attends Merrimack College, is back as an assistant.

Coach Chris Plourde (1st year): “We’re really excited about the enthusiasm from the girls. We hope to get better every game.”

Presentation of Mary

2012 record: 2-16, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (7): Melissa Barbara, Sr., midfield; Emma Smith, Sr., forward; Kayla Pacenka, Jr., defense; Karina Mackey, Jr., midfield; Abbey Myers, Jr., defense; Anna Durkin, Jr., forward; Caroline Ferrari, Soph., goalie

Returning lettermen: Jasmin Colon, Sr., defense

Promising newcomers: will add seven boys to team

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