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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


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---- — 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

Candidates: 18

Assistant: None

Captains: Melissa Barbara, Emma Smith

Returning goal leaders: Karina Mackey 4

Returning honorees: none

Odds and ends: Last year was a tough one for PMA including a 13-0 loss and to 10-0 setbacks. ... Jasmin Colon is returning after taking last year off. ... Until the beginning of this week, PMA’s status on whether to have a team was up in the air because of a lack of numbers. Seven boys will be added to the team to complete the roster.

Coach Kristin Huberdeau (4th year, 15-34-4): “It’s been a total struggle. I’ve never been this unsure of who is playing well. I don’t know what to expect.”

Whittier

2012 record: 8-8-3, lost in Division 3 North prelims

Returning starters (11): Marisa McVicker, Sr., defense; Shanan Hibbins, Sr., midfield; Jailene Adames, Sr., forward; Brittany Trainor, Sr., forward/goalie; Kelsey Locke, Jr., goalie; Brynn Gaiser, Soph., midfield; Cailyn Collins, Soph., defense; Haley Allbee, Soph., defense; Erica Erelli, Soph., midfield; Danielle Hartt, Soph., defense; Hayley Couture, Soph., midfield

Returning lettermen: Maeve Dubiel, Soph., defense; Bianca Deminico, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Holly Olivolo, Sr., forward; Meghan Foley, Soph., forward; Emely Cepeda, Soph., defense; Lilly Guyot, Soph., defense; Allison Beauchesne, Frosh., forward; Mally Falk, Frosh., midfield; Roberta Dalton, Frosh., defense; Mersades Johanson, Frosh., defense; Anna Rowell, Frosh., defense; Courtney Sapienza, Frosh., goalie; Andrea Zuluaga, Frosh., defens

Candidates: 25

Assistants: Tjitse Boringa, JV

Captains: Marisa McVicker, Jailene Adames, Brittany Trainor

Returning goal leaders: Shanan Hibbins 6, Brittany Trainor 4

Returning honorees: Brynn Gaiser and Marisa McVicker, All-CAC Small

Odds and ends: Meghan Bull is the team manager. She played last year but is out due to a knee injury.

Coach Meghan Welcome (3rd year, 14-16-6): “We have young talent that’s really going to develop the program.”