EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 13, 2013

Prep Field Hockey: BC recruit Miller leads Brooks

BC recruit Miller leads Brooks

The Eagle-Tribune

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:2012 record: 16-5, N.E. Prep B runner-up

:Returning starters (8): Alesandra Miller, Sr., forward, North Andover; Jackie Murphy, Sr., defense; Maddie Nash, Sr., forward, North Andover; Sarah Murphy, Jr., forward; Danielle Doherty, Jr., forward; Molly Reilly, Jr., midfield, Andover; Hannah Rosenberger, Jr., defense, North Andover; Anna Slingerland, Soph., midfield

:Returning lettermen: Zoe Gates, Sr., midfield, Andover; Audrey Brady, Jr., midfield; Natalie Hartel, Jr., goalie, Andover

:Promising newcomers: Charlotte McCoy, Sr., defense; Caroline Hartel, Jr., forward, Andover; Helen Bernhard, Jr., midfield; Shalagh Cronin, Soph., defense, North Andover; Andrea Millard, Soph., forward; Elsbeth Caulo, Frosh., defense; Kelly Raymond, Frosh., midfield, Salem; Gabi Hillner, Frosh., defense, Andover

:Candidates: 30

:Captains: Alesandra Miller, Jackie Murphy

:Returning honorees: Alesandra Miller, Eagle-Tribune All-Star

:Assistants: Emily French

:Odds and ends: Boston College recruit Alesandra Miller had five goals and 14 assists last fall while Maddie Nash had eight goals, Danielle Doherty eight goals and Sarah Murphy six goals. ... The Hartels are twins. Natalie’s a hockey goalie will start in net. Just two years ago took up field hockey.

:Coach Ali Mattison (3rd year, 28-11-1): “The core of our program is stronger than I’ve ever seen it. Our girls are really devoted to field hockey.”


:2012 record: 7-5-4, lost in N.E. Prep A quarterfinals

:Returning starters (10): Emma Mehlman, Sr., forward; Amy Morin, Sr., defense; Hannah Sorkin, Sr., defense; Ashlyn Aiello, Sr., goalie; Anna Fucillo, Jr., midfield; Evagelia Toffoloni, Jr., forward; Katerina Toffoloni, Jr., midfield; Nikoletta Toffoloni, Jr., midfield; Eliza Quigley, Jr., forward; Hannah Burns, Jr., defense;

:Returning lettermen: Olivia Cabral, Sr., midfield; Sarah Marcotte, Sr., defense; Kristen Overly, Jr., forward; Julia Marcus, Jr., defense; Lila Dolan, Jr., forward, Andover; Kelly McCarthy, Soph., forward

:Promising newcomers: Naomi Simpson, Sr., defense; Charlie Jarvis, Jr., forward; Hannah Cregg, Soph., defense, Andover; Lexi Davidson, Frosh., center-midfield, North Andover; Beth Krikorian, Frosh., midfield, Windham; Lauren Overly, Frosh., forward

:Candidates: 45

:Captains: Hannah Sorkin, Amy Morin

:Assistants: Carolyn Polley

:Odds and ends: Kristen and Lauren Overly are sisters. ... Lexi Davidson is one of the country’s top freshmen and Beth Krikorian is also a player to watch in the talented freshman class. ... New assistant Carolyn Polley is filling in with Martha Fenton on sabbatical.

:Coach Kate Dolan (24th year): “We’re pretty strong. We only lost two seniors.”