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September 12, 2013

CAL Girls Soccer: Promising Royals return 9 starters


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Georgetown

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

Returning starters: (9): Isabelle Harker, Sr., defense; Brynn Beaudoin, Sr., striker; Katie DiMaio, Sr., striker; Caleigh Crocker, Sr., striker; Sheridan Holland, Jr., midfield; Jennifer Killian, Jr., midfield; Mollie Swanton, Jr., defense; Jensena Moner, Jr., midfield; Jenny Migliaccio, Jr., midfield;

Promising newcomers: Johanna Casson, Jr., defense; Kaylie Sapienza, Jr. keeper; Kristina Rando, Jr., striker; Hailey Bonia, Soph., keeper; Nicole Hogan, Soph., defense, Megan O’Grady, Soph., defense; Danielle Cudmore, Soph., midfield; Rory Donoghue, Soph., midfield; Cayla Durkee, Soph., midfield

Candidates: 35

Captains: Caleigh Crocker, Katie DiMaio, Isabelle Harker, Brynn Beaudoin

Assistants: Casey Moran, JV

Returning honorees: Jensena Moner, CAL All-Star

Odds and ends: The 2012 Royals lost in the prelims in penalty kicks to Weston, who went on to win the state title. ... The only four seniors on the team are captains.

Coach Colleen Gibbs (8th year, 81-40-22): “They’re very aggressive and my defense played excellent (in the first game). That’s good news because we lost three defenders from last year.”

North Reading

2012 record: 5-9-4, didn’t make tourney

Returning starters (9): Erin Fitzpatrick, Sr., midfield; Morgan Maiola, Sr., keeper; Delaney Kasle, Sr., defense; Emily Schille, Sr., defense; Sandra Schipelliti, Sr., midfield; Emily Visconti, Sr., forward; Kerri-Ann Donovan, Jr., defense; Tori Brown, Jr., midfield; Jillian Comeau, Soph., midfield

Returning lettermen: Gina D’Alelio, Sr., midfield; Merissa Milano, Sr., midfield; Emma Santosuosso, Sr., defense

Promising newcomers: Marina Govostes, Soph., forward; Jordan Schille, Soph., midfield; Katie Welch, Soph., midfield; Kristina Copelas, Frosh., midfield; Katerina Hassapis, Frosh., forward; Jessica Muise, Frosh., defense, Giana Moscaritolo, Frosh., defense

Candidates: 45

Captains: Morgan Maiola, Sandra Schipelliti, Emily Schille, Emily Visconti

Assistants: Camilo Moreno, Beth Weiss

Returning goal leaders: Emily Visconti 2

Returning honorees: Morgan Maiola and Tori Brown, CAL All-Stars

Odds and ends: Delaney Kasle returns after missing most of last fall with a sprained ankle.

Coach Ann (Brophy) Flaherty (7th year, 45-47-18): “I am optimistic that we will have a great season. The team played well in preseason scrimmages and the girls are excited to get back to the state tournament.”

Pentucket

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

Returning starters (4): Audrey Moolic, Sr., midfield; Gianna Rosenau, Sr., defense; Madeline Torrisi, Jr., defense; Paige Wesolowski, Jr., defense

Returning lettermen: Laura Greene, Sr., midfield; McKenna Kilian, Jr., midfield; Sarah Wiles, Jr., midfield; Carolyn Modlish, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Madeline Ammon, Jr., midfield; Kassidy Kennefick, Jr., goalie; Jaclyn Belanger, Soph., midfield; Brooke Chambers, Soph., forward; Grace Dore, Soph., midfield; Rebecca Torrisi, Soph., defense; Ashley Riter, Frosh., goalie; Sterling Seymour, Frosh., defense; Morgan Zanardi, Frosh., midfield

Candidates: 61

Captains: Laura Greene, Audrey Moolic, Gianna Rosenau

Assistants: Dave Evans, Courtney Spurr, Kayla Grover (JV), Ashley Hersey (Freshmen)

Returning honorees: none

Odds and ends: Prior to last season, the Sachems had made the state tourney 21 of the last 23 years.

Coach Meghan Goldweber (2nd year, 2-13-3): “I have a well balanced group of players and I feel with the team chemistry that I have begun to see early on that we will be competitive this season.”

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