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April 3, 2014

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Georgetown

2013 season: 9-10, lost Division 3 East first round

Returning starters (10): Jackson Fritz, Sr., defense; John Willis, Sr., defense; Connor O’Grady, Sr., defense; Alex Brannon, Sr., midfield; Scott Perry, Sr., midfield; Mike Gochakowski, Sr., attack; Zach Switzer, Sr., attack; Jared Warren, Sr., attack; Nick Depasquale, Jr., attack; Ryan Frost, Soph, midfield

Returning lettermen: Scott Conte, Jr., goalie

Promising newcomers: Nick Bovio, Jr., goalie; Sean Manion, Jr., midfield; Liam Lydon, Jr., midfield; Matt Robson, Soph., midfield; Griffin Lyon Soph., attack; John Micue, Frosh., attack; Tom Lacasse, Frosh., midfield; Ted Hehir Frosh., defense; Erik Bratland, Frosh., midfield; Cam Barnard, Frosh., defense; Dan Lavelle, Frosh., defense

Captains: John Willis, Alex Brannon, Jackson Fritz

Candidates: 36

Returning honorees: Jackson Fritz, All-CAL; Jared Warren and Alex Brannon CAL All-Stars

Fast facts: The Royals will be without top goal scorer Mike Gochakowski until at least May due to an injury. ... The Royals opened the season with a 7-5 loss to Bedford. ... The team graduated just two players who scored points last season.

Assistants: Matt Laut (JV), Matt Gaylord

Coach Andrew Boepple (3rd year, 20-19): “We have a strong mix of experience and young players. We will look to our seniors like Jackson Fritz and Alex Brannon to lead us and some new players to step into big roles.”

North Reading

2013 season: 15-7, lost Division 3 East second round

Returning starters (5): Tim Russell, Sr., defense; Jared Potter, Jr., midfield; Sean McGreal Jr., attack; Nick Day, Soph., attack; Pat Reilly, Soph., defense

Returning lettermen: Will Brown, Sr., midfield; C. J. McCarthy, Sr., defense; Zach Herman, Jr., midfield; Brad Lumb, Soph., attack; Nick Ponte, Soph., goalie

Promising newcomers: Ben Schille, Sr., midfield; Tom Lewis, Jr., long stick midfield; Chris Onanian, Jr., midfield; Nick O’Connell, Soph., defense; Nate Distasio, Soph., midfield; David Smith, Soph., midfield; Shane Bartlet, Soph., midfield;

Captains: Game captains

Candidates: 36

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