EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 31, 2013

N.H. Boys Soccer: Carbonello, Windham eye repeat


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — OUTLOOK: Windham won the Division 2 boys soccer state title last fall and the Jaguar would appear to be the best bet to make a run this year.

Londonderry won 16 games last year but only returns three starters while Pinkerton returns just two starters from an 11-win squad.

Londonderry

2012 record: 16-3, lost in Division 1 semis

Returning starters (3): Bobby Krause, Sr., goalie; Alex Walter, Jr., defense; Nate Gaw, Soph., forward

Other returners: Justin Olin, Sr., defense; Andrew Hodkinson, Sr., defense; Jeff Baroody, Jr., goalie; Andrew Mitchell, Jr., midfield

Promising newcomers: Lewis Carroll, Jr., forward; Tommy Cranmer, Jr., midfield; Cody Woods, Jr., midfield; Andrew Charrington, Jr., defense

Candidates: 60

Captains: Alex Walter, Bobby Krause

Returning goal leaders: Nate Gaw 8

Returning honorees: Nate Gaw, All-Division 1

Assistants: Kevin Brassard; Forrest Mehlhorn, JV; Dan Hufford, Freshmen

Odds and ends: Jeff Colbert, who went 32-5-1 in two seasons, stepped down citing health issues ... New coach Todd Ellis (Alvirne Class of 1988) was the former Alvirne coach.

Coach Todd Ellis (1st year): “We graduated 12 seniors — talented seniors — that helped with their run. They are very coachable . They just don’t necessarily have a lot of varsity experience at this time.”

Pinkerton

2012 record: 11-6, lost in Division 1 first round

Returning starters (2): Tim Wood, Sr., midfield; Tommy Martin, Sr., forward

Returning lettermen: Cameron Burke, Sr., midfield; Phil Lerner, Sr., midfield

Promising newcomers: Jacob Konstant, Sr., defense; Jimmy Mansour, Sr., goalie; David Parrott, Sr., forward; Zack Bell, Sr., utility; Arlo Wetherbee, Sr., midfield; Andrew Dorci, Sr., midfield; Cody Anshewitz, Jr., forward; Eric Werner, Jr., goalie; Kyle Hicks, Jr., midfield; Alex Ebner, Jr., utility; Chris Ronan, Jr., midfield; Matthew O’Brien, Jr., defense; Sean Donohue, Soph., utility; Trevor Morrison, Frosh., midfield

Candidates: 100

Captains: Tim Wood, Tommy Martin, Kyle Hicks

Returning goal leaders: Tim Wood 6

Returning honorees: none

Assistants: Steve Weare, JV; Dan Muksian, Freshman

Odds and ends: Last year was the first time the Astros didn’t make it out of the first round since 2004. ... Newcomer Kyle Hicks is a junior captain.

Coach Kerry Boles (22nd year, 245-110-21): “We don’t have a lot of varsity experience but I like the effort and drive this group has shown thus far.”

Salem

2012 record: 5-12, lost in Division 1 first round

Returning starters (6): Ryan Fredette, Sr., defense; Darren Righini, Sr., midfield; Charlie Peters, Sr., midfield; Jordan Bowman, Sr., defense; Brett Grady, Jr., defense; Todd Righini, Jr., striker

Returning lettermen: John Cail, Jr., midfield; Reed Grubbs, Jr., midfield; Andrew Doucette, Soph., striker

Promising newcomers: Bryant Borges, Sr., forward; Connor Sheehy, Sr., defense; Max Wildfeuer, Sr., defense; Connor Decker, Sr., goalie; Kevin Strout, Sr., goalie; Andrew Fichera, Frosh., midfield; Christian Moreno, Frosh., attack

Candidates: 50

Returning goal leaders: Todd Righini 7, Andrew Doucette 5

Captains: Darren Righini, Charlie Peters

Returning honorees: none

Assistants: Gary Karibian, assistant; Dennis Hajjar, JV; Justin Goldan, freshmen

Odds and ends: Christian Moreno is the brother of former Salem player Andrew Moreno. ... Darren and Todd Righini are brothers.

Coach Tony Karibian (13th year, 82-111-13): “We’re looking forward to making the playoffs and surprising a team or two. We’re raw and athletic.”

Timberlane

2012 record: 9-6-3, lost in Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning starters (4): Ben Enos, Sr., defense; Matt D’Arcangelo, Sr., defense; Cam Allaire, Sr., midfield; Tyler Donovan, Jr., striker

Returning lettermen: Austin Marshall, Sr., midfield; Matt Plante, Sr., striker; Lucas Manthorn, Sr., defense; Anthony DeMichele, Sr., defense; Colby McCay, Sr., midfield; Matt Rose, Jr., goalie; Cam Donnelly, Jr., striker; Tyler Schoppe, Jr., midfield; Nick Gibbs, Jr., midfield

Promising newcomers: Matt Sarbieski, Sr., midfield; Ben Beane, Jr., midfield; Evan Lanctot, Jr., midfield; Zach Amico, Jr, midfield; Nicholas Skinner, Jr., striker; Patrick Casey, Jr., defense

Candidates: 42

Returning goal leaders: Tyler Donovan 6, Matt Plante 5, Ben Enos 3

Captains: Ben Enos, Matt D’Arcangelo, Lucas Manthorn

Returning honorees: none

Assistants: Mark Kingman, George McMahon JV, freshmen

Odds and ends: Last year’s squad posted the most wins since the 2005 season and the first tourney win since 2004. ... Nicholas Skinner, a junior, returns after playing with Seacoast United last year. He played with Timberlane as a freshman.

Coach Mitch Mencis (2nd year, 9-6-3): “We’re trying to build on last year and get another home playoff game. Our newcomers this year, we’re hoping they contribute immediately.”

Pelham

2012 record: 9-8, lost in Division 3 first round

Returning starters (7): Harley Kearney, Sr., forward; Kevin Sabine, Sr., defense; Brian Gettings, Jr., goalie; Justin Beecher, Jr., midfield; Kyle Bettencourt, Jr., sweeper; Kellan Brouder, Jr., stopper; Kyle Masson, Soph., midfield

Returning lettermen: Eric Guinasso, Jr., forward; Eric Rossi, Jr., midfield; Aidan Walsh, Jr., center-midfield; Griphen Avina, Soph., defense; Matt Drolet, Soph., midfield; Collin Duff-Marsh, Soph., forward; John Granfield, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Chris Gamble, Sr., defense; Derek Sage, Sr., midfield; Cam Holdsworth, Jr., center-midfield; Dylan Sacca, Frosh., midfield; Victor Romeo, Frosh., forward

Candidates: 27

Returning honorees: Harley Kearney, HM All-Division 3

Captains: Harley Kearney, Kevin Sabine

Returning goal leaders: Harley Kearney 22

Assistants: Ben Trusty, JV; Dan Trainor varsity assistant

Odds and ends: Pelham tripled its 2011 win total last fall. ... New coach Matt Miller was an assistant last year. He played four years of soccer at Pelham and graduated in 2009.

Coach Matt Miller (1st year): “We have a lot of offense coming back and we have a strong midfield but the key to our game is our defenders.”

Sanborn

2012 record: 9-7-1, lost in Division 3 first round

Returning starters (8): Jon Brown, Sr., defense; Jackson Rowell, Sr., midfield; Tyler Peterson, Sr., defense; Abe Scully, Sr., forward; Kyle Lord, Sr., midfield; Shaun Howard, Sr., goalkeeper; Micah Peterson, Jr., forward; Austin Clough, Jr., defense

Returning lettermen: Brendan Mahoney, Sr., defense; Sean Foster, Sr., defense; Jared L’Antigua, Sr., defense; Nate Sprackland, Jr., forward; Colin O’Callaghan, Soph., defense

Promising newcomers: Kevin White, Sr., midfield; Branden Simpson, Jr., defense/goalkeeper; Cam Richard, Soph., midfield; Logan Kalinowski, Soph., defense; Jake Dallon, Soph., midfield; Ryan Gersbach, Soph., midfield; Tom Hart, Soph., midfield; Andrew Hunt, Frosh., midfield; Justin Lomba, Frosh., midfield; Ethan Meyer, Frosh., midfield

Candidates: 23

Captains: game-by-game

Returning honorees: Jon Brown, HM All-Division 3

Assistants: Dave Miliner, Eric Larcomb, Michael Gannon, volunteer; Dan Simone, goalies; Michael Simone, goalies

Odds and ends: Sanborn went from 2-13-1 in 2011 to 9-7-1 last fall. ... Dan and Michael Simone both starred at Sanborn and went on to play at SNHU.

Coach Al Magnusson (33rd year): “We have 10 or 11 seniors so there is a level experience but we’re still trying to learn the patterns of the game.”

Windham

2012 record: 16-3, Division 2 state champion

Returning starters (5): Andrew Lowman, Sr., striker; Joe Forti, Sr., midfield; Tyler Masone, Sr., midfield; Tucker Lippold, Sr., midfield; David Carbonello, Jr., midfield

Returning lettermen: James Baiguy, Sr., midfield; Devin Marino, Sr., defender; Cole Rutledge, Jr., forward; Jon Ferri, Soph., defense

Promising newcomers: Tim Erdlen, Sr., goalie

Candidates: 46

Captains: Andrew Lowman, Tucker Lippold, Tyler Masone, Joe Forti

Returning goal leaders: Andrew Lowman 4, David Carbonello 4

Returning honorees: none

Assistant: Caleb Byron

Odds and ends: Junior reserve James Baiguy was the hero in penalty kicks in the 2012 title game. ... New starting goalie Tim Erdlen, a senior, started about five games in the fall 2011 when Andrew Pesci was injured. ... David Carbonello was the Division 2 tournament MVP last year.

Coach Mike Hachey (4th year, 32-20-2): “We’re extremely confident in what (Tim Erdlen) can do. Andrew (Pesci) worked with him a lot. He’s going to have to be an impact player for us.”