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September 8, 2013

Volleyball: Greater Lawrence looks to bounce back


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Fellowship Christian

2012 record: 5-11, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (4): Tori Daigle, Sr., 5-3, defense; Leigh-Ann Trepanier, Jr., 5-6, OH; Kelly Keener, Jr., 5-4, OH; Delaney Kenny, Jr., 5-2, libero

Returnees: Isabella Farris, 8th, 5-6, MH

Promising newcomers: Megan Keener, Frosh., 5-5, setter; Francesca Fortuna, Frosh., 5-6, MH; Katelyn Keener, 8th, 5-4, OH; Francina Fortuna, 85h, 5-5, OH; Alison Greige, 7th, 5-4, OH

Candidates: 16

Returning honorees: Leigh-Ann Trepanier, All-CAC Division 2

Captains: Tori Daigle, Leigh-Ann Trepanier, Delaney Kenny

Assistants: None

Odds and ends: Junior Delaney Kenny is in her fifth year with the program. ... Kelly Keener has three sisters who play volleyball.

Stacy Osborne (2nd year, 5-11): “This is a rebuilding year. We have a very young team and we’re learning a new offense.”

Greater Lawrence

2012 record: 11-10, lost in Division 2 North first round

Returning starters (4): Penelope Ramos, Sr., 5-5, setter; Ivonne Ruiz, Sr., 5-6, setter; Erika Roque, Jr., 5-5, OH; Alyssa Goulet, Soph., 5-10, MH

Returning lettermen: Lisbeth Rodriguez, Sr., 5-7, OH; Genesis Santos, Jr., 5-7, OH

Promising newcomers: Jackie Matos, Jr., 5-5, setter; Shakyra Romero, Jr., 5-3, setter; Jasmine Severino, Jr., 5-9, MH; Arlines Ortega, Jr., 5-6, OH; Kylie Sullivan, Jr., 5-5, OH; Pamela Castro, Soph., 5-4, setter; Shanice Cordones, Soph., 5-7, MH; Luciel Ortega, Soph., 5-10, MH; Kiana Vega, Soph., 6-2, MH

Candidates: 50

Captains: TBA

Assistants: Danny Loughlin

Odds and ends: How successful have the Reggies been? Complete Eagle-Tribune records go back through the 1991 season and last year’s 11 wins was tied for their least in that span (11-7 in 2010). ... Danny Loughlin also assists Kevin Maloney in baseball.

Kevin Maloney (35th year): “We have some athletes but they don’t have a lot of experience. We don’t have a lot of depth. We won’t use more than eight players in most games.”

Presentation OF MARY

2012 record: 12-6, lost in Division 3 North quarters

Returning starters (4): Samantha Fox, Sr., 5-8, OH; Victoria Calcagno, Sr., 5-5, setter; Lindsay Hajjar, Sr., 5-7, MH; Amari Spears, Jr., 5-8, OH

Promising newcomers: Katie Britner, Sr., 5-9, MH; Hannah Walworth, Jr., 5-6, OH; Alex Amero, Jr., 5-5, libero; Claudia Karam, Jr., 5-10, MH; Molly Quinn, Jr., 5-7, setter; Emily Holleran, Jr., 5-6, setter; Waleska Velez, Jr., 5-6, setter; Amanda Moran, Jr., 5-9, MH

Candidates: 20

Captains: Samantha Fox, Victoria Calcagno, Lindsay Hajjar

Returning honorees: Samantha Fox, All-CAC Division 2

Assistants: Michelle Melvin, JV

Odds and ends: Katie Britner is back after trying soccer last year. ... Samantha Fox and Amari Spears are considered among the best hitters in the league.

Sean Reardon (2nd year, 12-6): “I think our expectations are high. We’re coming off an excellent season. We’re looking to improve against the schools in the upper divisions.”

Whittier

2012 record: 3-17, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (4): Hannah Getsim, Sr., 5-6, OH; Dominique Ortiz, Jr., 5-6, libero; Makayla Hardy, Jr., 5-0, setter; Chantel Riendeau, Soph., 5-8, MH

Returning lettermen: Heidi Arsenault, Sr., 5-0, libero; Taylor Parker, Jr., 5-2, defense; Christina Boutin, Soph., 5-6, OH; Rachael Garrison, Soph., 5-1, defense; Amanda Pelletier, Soph., 5-2, defense

Promising newcomers: Lena Faranna, Soph., 5-2, OH

Candidates: 60

Returning honorees: Hannah Getsim, All-CAC Division 2

Captains: Hannah Getsim, Dominique Ortiz

Assistants: Paul Bonasoro, JV

Odds and ends: The Cats haven’t made states the last two years after making it from 2002-10. ... Dominique Ortiz is the junior class vice-president and a starter in basketball and softball. ... With a no-cut policy, there are upwards of 45 players on the JV team.

Deb Littlefield (9th year, 94-76): “Overall, we’re young and working hard. We hope to be competitive as soon as possible.”

Cape Ann League

North Reading

2012 record: 11-10, lost in Division 2 North first round

Returning starters (3): Emily Murray, Sr., 5-7, MH; Hanna Lesch, Sr., 5-7, OH; Kristin Diamantides, Sr., 5-1, defense

Returning lettermen: Liana Crugnale, Sr., 5-5, OH; Jill O’Leary, Sr., 5-6, MH; Marissa Waters, Sr., 5-5, OH

Promising newcomers: Olivia Krol, Jr., 5-3, setter; Allie D’Orlando, Jr., 5-7, MH; Amanda Catania, Jr., 5-2, defense; Tristan Hoffman, Soph., 5-6, setter; Jessica Lezon, Soph., 6-4. Soph.

Candidates: 23

Returning honorees: Emily Murray, All-CAL; Hanna Lesch, CAL All-Star

Captains: Emily Murray, Hannah Lesch, Kristin Diamantides

Assistants: Matt Quinlan, JV

Odds and ends: Emily Murray is an Eagle-Tribune shotputter. ... Jessica Lezon, at 6-foot-4, got her first real experience in the sport last year. ... Saugus joins the CAL, which also includes the Hornets, Masconomet, Lynnfield and Hamilton-Wenham.

Mike Milone (4th year, 42-22): “Emily Murray and Hanna Lesch are great players, but can we get them the ball?”