BOSTON LATIN (18-3-3)
New head coach Tom McGrath says his team will be young, and one that will need to develop some additional scoring punch.
More than ready to do the task up front are returning juniors Emma Tobin (12 goals), Maggie Young (11 goals) and Kerry McLaughlin (12 pts), and sophomore Sophia Temple (19 pts). They give coach McGrath a good nucleus to work with. Senior Mia McCarthy, sophomores Colleen Goonan and Morgan Stevenson, and eighth graders Ava Romano and Sara Young all are ready to contribute offensively.[one_third] [/one_third] [one_third] [/one_third] [one_third_last] [/one_third_last]
Senior co-captain Joyce Welch and sophomore Emma Kelly (13 pts) will handle a lot of defensive duties for the Wolfpack. Sophomore Carolyn Dwyer will be key as well.
Freshman Ellen Linso (1.05 gaa), who started all but one game last year as an eighth-grader, is back in goal.
The Warriors will feature its trademark defensive positioning this winter, and hope to improve on both scoring and special teams play.
At forward, coach Paul Hardy will lean on junior Kerri Maron (11 pts) and sophomore Catrina Tobin (8 pts) for production. Freshman Ava Metz and eighth-grader Sophie Ensley look to contribute.
Senior Kayla Bain will be a mainstay defenseman, while freshman Julia Provvisionato, who saw some good time last winter, is primed to take over full-time between the pipes.
For the Hawks to improve and possibly challenge for the league title, they will rely on their strong team defense, and will need to have some of the returning players step up and take a bigger role.
Senior Emma Doherty (9 pts) and sophomore Janice O’Neil (21 pts) will guide things offensively for coach John McCue. A host of returners – sophomores Amber St. Cyr, Olivia Bourque, Laura Breau and Victoria Sarkissian, freshmen Jessica McPherson and Bella Babstock, and eighth graders Danielle MacDougall – will look for those bigger roles.
On defense, junior Sydney MacPherson (8 pts) and sophomore Isla MacPherson will be leaders. In goal, freshman Caitlyn Burke, a starter last year as an eighth-grader, returns. Senior Brianna Bitsoli is also back between the pipes.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC (2-17-1)
Despite having just two wins last year, the Raiders were competitive in most of those games. With some added depth, the hope is to turn some of those competitive games into wins. The Raiders’s goal is to finish with the first winning record in program history and return to the post-season.
Senior Colleen McAnespie and sophomores Audrey O’Connor, Carmelia Hillner, Casey Jackson and Sarah Biddle all return at forward for coach Jeff Marggraf. Four freshmen – Maddy Guy, Kristin Litzenberg, Meggie Briley and Grace Gervais, and sophomore Hannah Cunha, hope to challenge for serious minutes.
Senior captain Mikala Magner is joined by juinor Michela Ferris and sophomor Julia Storniolo on the blue line, Freshman Jodie Mercier looks to help out.
Junior Julie Thing, a league all star last season, returns in goal, Last year’s back-up, senior Gabby Foreman, is back as well.
Getting young players to replace a large graduating class will be the job for Falcons head coach Katelyn Greene.
Heading up the offensive attack will be juniors Maggie Bayly, Claire McNeill and Hannah Doran.
Senior Mary Walsh is a key blueliner. Freshman Elizabeth Fredenburg will battle for the starting goaltender’s job.
With added strength and depth, the Patriots look to much more competitive this winter.
Leading the way at forward for coach Barbara Southcote will be sophomore Skylar Rice and freshman Gabriela Braceras. Defensive cornerstones will be junior Lilly Langrind and freshman Katie Rice.
Newcomers looking to impact the club are forwards Bailey McIntryre and Mia McKennitt, defensemen Nyla Horne and Finley Griswold, and goalie Daphne Kalogeropoulos.
* Wayland/Weston is also competing in the MVC/Dual County Small division