EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 10, 2013

Sports in a Minute: Fazio vs. Farnhams in NCAAs

Michael Muldoon
The Eagle-Tribune

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Three 2012 Eagle-Tribune All-Stars from Andover High will be on the field when UConn and UMass square off tonight at Penn State in the first round of the NCAA lacrosse tourney.

Reigning Eagle-Tribune MVP Ally Fazio (7 goals, 2 assists) has started eight games in the midfield for the 13-4 Huskies. Twin midfielders Kate (16 appearances, 3 starts, 19 ground balls) and Anne Farnham (12 appearances) have helped the Minutemen to a 17-2 record.

Top dog

Jimmy Zenevitch of Methuen and Central Catholic will be a captain next winter for the Assumption basketball team. The 6-8 sophomore center averaged 3.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.3 minutes a game this year for the 21-8 Greyhounds.

Pinkerton promotion

Joey Lee, an assistant coach at Pinkerton for the last six years, was named the Astros’ new head hockey coach. He replaces Casey Kesslring, who went 146-73-9 with two Division 1 state titles in 10 seasons. He is now head coach at New Hampton.

Lee, a history teacher and golf coach at Pinkerton, is a Manchester native who played three years at Plymouth State (Class of 2006).

no ink for salem

We received some complaints asking why we didn’t have anything in the paper on Salem girls lacrosse’s big 22-3 win Tuesday over Nashua South. As always, it’s up to the coach to call in. By and large, our local coaches do an excellent job of it. Salem girls lacrosse players, unfortunately, frequently have received the short end of the stick over the years.

Deafening noise

N.Y. Post columnist Mike Vaccaro, a sportswriter for the last 24 years, had this to say about the Celtics’ 20-0 run against the Knicks last week: “I swear, I have never heard sports sound as loud as it did here in TD Garden. Just amazing.”

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