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September 6, 2013

Commonwealth Conference Boys Soccer: Whittier looks to veteran Fudge

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Whittier

2012 record: 7-10-2, lost in Division 3 North prelims

Returning starters (8): Jacob Fudge, Sr., forward; Patrick Ruane, Sr., forward; Luis Cortes, Sr., forward; Dakota Muirhead, Sr., midfield; Jeremy Kimball, Jr., defense; Fabricio Torres, Soph., midfield; John Manning, Soph., midfield; Steven Hewey, Soph., defense

Returning lettermen: Ben Ribiero, Jr., midfield; Ryan DiGioia, Jr., forward; Mark Valenti, Jr., midfield; Julian Brosi, Soph., keeper; Joe Kennedy, Soph., midfield; Manuel Quibaja, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Alex Leavitt, Soph., defense; Alex Kresge, Soph., defense

Candidates: 40

Captains: Luis Cortes, Jacob Fudge, Jeremy Kimball

Returning goal leaders: Jacob Fudge 6

Returning honorees: Luis Cortes, Jacob Fudge, Fabricio Torres, All-CAC Small

Odds and ends: Steven Hewey’s brother Jon Hewey was the team’s former goalie.

Coach Jason Skinner (4th year, 24-27-4): “We have a young team with 16 sophomore. But I think Jacob Fudge will lead this team and make it competitive.”

Greater Lawrence

2012 record: 5-7-6, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (4): R.J. White, Sr., defense; Douglas Leiva, Jr., forward; Derick Pereira, Soph., midfield; Kyle White, Soph., midfield

Returning lettermen: Phireak Vann, Sr., defense; Constantino Quispe, Jr., forward; Kenny Martinez, Jr., forward; Horacio Santos, Soph., defense; Jonathan Tobar, Soph., goalie; Brandon Urbanek, Soph., forward

Promising newcomers: Samuel Gens, Frosh., defense; Pedro Lopez, Frosh., goalie/forward; Olman Abarca, Frosh., midfield

Candidates: 21

Captains: R.J. White, Douglas Leiva

Returning honorees: none

Returning goal leaders: Douglas Leiva 10, R.J. White 5, Kyle White 3

Assistants: Jim Qualter, JV

Odds and ends: Last year the Reggies almost had their first non-losing season since going 8-8 in 1995 ... R.J. and Kyle White are brothers.

Coach Richard Coakley (5th year, 15-41-8): “We’re young. We’ll start probably four freshmen.”