New Hampshire Volleyball

Division 1

Pinkerton

Coach Todd Royce: (11th year, 138-61)

2018 record: 13-7, lost in D1 North quarterfinals

Returning starters (2): Ella Dandrade, Sr., 5-7, setter; Reese Asselin, Jr., 5-1, defense

Returning lettermen: Nicole Valcourt, Sr., 5-10, MH; Ella Koelb, Soph., 5-8, setter; Lily Heywood, Soph., 5-9, OH

Promising newcomers: Sarah Taylor, Jr., 5-11, MH; Aubrey Sansing, Jr., 5-6, OH; Ellie Cashman Jr., 5-3, DS; Kathleen Snyder, Jr., 5-7, RS; Sierra Edgecomb, Soph., 5-7, OH; Lexa Galler, Soph., 5-7, RS

Captains: Ella Dandrade, Emma Bernard, Nicole Valcourt

Candidates: 64

Assistants: Megan Evans, Bob Royce

Odds and ends: The Astros have big shoes to fill with the graduation of Amelia Graves, Brooke Kane and Kiley Davis. Kane is at UNH on a basketball scholarship and Davis is at Coasal Carolina for lacrosse. Graves is focusing on academics at Montana State. ... Lily Heywood filled in nicely last year when Graves missed time with an injury. ... Ellie Cashman is a softball player for the Astros. ... Ella Dandrade is a two-year captain.

Salem

Coach John Roemer: (8th year, 100-42)

2018 record: 11-7

Returning starters (4): Lauren McCloskey, Sr., 5-8, hitter; Kacie Blanchet, Sr., 5-7, setter; Katya Rojco, Sr., 5-11, MH; Kristen Carney, 5-9 Sr.hitter

Returning lettermen: Kylie Greeley, Sr., 5-7, hitter; Abby Mulry, Sr., 5-9, M/RS; Daylee Riveria, Sr, 5-7, hitter; Gianna Carrien, Jr., 5-6, setter; Jillian St. Hilliare, Jr., 5-5, defense; Sydney Emerson, Jr., 5-9, MH/OH

Promising newcomers:  Kelsey Cruz, Jr., 5-1, defensive specialist, Corynn Clancy, Jr., 5-7, RS; Bailey Sacco, Soph., 5-5. hitter

Captains: Lauren McCloskey, Kacie Blanchet, Kristen Carney

Candidates: 70

Assistants: Todd Taylor, Amanda Swiezynski

Odds and ends: New freshman coach Amanda Swiezynski is a middle school teacher at Woodbury who is originally from Exeter, N.H., and played Division 1 basketball for Villianova, where she was also briefly an assistant. ... Katya Rojco was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in track as a hurdler. ... Sydney Emerson was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in softball. ... Head coach John Roemer is high on his newcomers and feels they’ll blend in well with his athletic veterans.

Timberlane

Coach Sean Hogan: (9th year, 64-88)

2018 record: 8-11

Returning starters (4) Erin Matthews, 5-9, Sr., MH; Bridget Buckley, 6-1, Sr., MH; Ellie Schott, 5-8, Sr., setter; Lauren Mezquita, 5-6, Sr., OH

Returning letterman: Abby Griffin, 5-6, Sr., OH; Kat McGowen, 5-4, Sr, DS; Izzy Psarris, 5-1, Sr., DS; Grace O’Connor, 6-2, Sr., MH; Kaiya Picard, 5-7. Sr., DS; Eve Harnois, 5-3, Jr., settter

Promising newcomers: Kiarra Mason, 5-6, Jr. OH; Alana Richard, 5-6, Jr. OH; Taylor Dionne, 5-4, Soph., DS; Lauren Hayes, 5-4, Soph., libero/DS; Grace Paradise, 5-7, Soph., setter

Captains: Bridget Buckley, Lauren Mezquita, Ellie Schott, Erin Matthews

Candidates: 57

Assistants: Erin Donnelly (JV), Sarah Rochefort

Odds and ends: Erin Matthews is a rare three-year captain. ... Lauren Hayes is the younger sister of graduated quarterback Dan Hayes.

Windham

2018 record: 7-12

Returning starters (3) Julia Leppanen, 5-6, Sr., Setter; Ashley Philippe, 5-6, Sr., OH; Cassie Faria, 5-8, Soph., OH;

Returning lettermen: Meaghan Breton, Sr., 5-4, defense; Sydney Pesaturo, 5-5, Sr., OH; Nikki Batson, Jr., 5-7, defense; Kayla Stevens, Soph., 5-7, OH; Samantha Blandford, Soph., 5-6 setter

Promising newcomers: Erin Maloney, 5-5, Sr., DS; Lianna Musto, 5-5, Sr., DS; Arielle Nysten, 5-9, Jr., MH; Ava Mayo, 5-8, Soph., MH; Eliza Raymond, 5-5, Soph., DS; Lana Carboni, 5-8, Soph., OH

Captains: TBA

Assistants: John Vaughn, Danielle Stoodley

Odds and ends: Last year was the Jaguars’ first in Division 1 after winning three Division 2 state titles in four years. ... Graduated three-year starter Taylor Sawyer is a freshman on the Merrimack College team.

Coach Jill Bartlett: (10th year, 129-40)

Division 2

Pelham

2018 record: 2-14

Returning starters (1): Hannah Andrewchuk, 5-2, Jr., setter

Returning lettermen: Paige Demmons, Sr., DS/OH; Maria Dagher, Jr., MH; Morgan Stevens, Soph., MH

Promising newcomers: Camille Archer, Sr. OH; Carina Gargano, Sr. OH; Lauren Moran, Sr., DS; Abigail Spaulding, Sr., OH; Jillian Tobin, Sr. Libero; Praise Uzuyem, Sr., OH; Casey Chamberlin, Jr., Setter; Meghan Roemer, Frosh., DS/Setter

Captains: TBA

Assistants: Kayla Andrewchuk

Odds and ends: Pelham earned NHVCA Team Academic Award and NHVCA Award for Community Service last year. ... Three alums — Renae Cerri (Salem State), Elise Hooper and Natalia Villanueva (Harvard) — are trying out and hoping to become walk-ons as freshmen playing for their respective college teams.

Coach Jen Nugent: (16th year, 65-185): “We’re looking forward to seeing growth in the program this season. We started preseason with lots of energy.”

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