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Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Dual County League Preview: Waltham, L-S Will Battle Boston Latin; A-B Returns Many

With the times we are in, the Dual County League girls programs will play amongst themselves this season in what should be a competitive division.

Olivia Temple
Boston Latin

BOSTON LATIN

Last Year’s Record: 16-4-4

With its Boston home address, the Wolfpack will get started later than other league teams, but still hope to try and defend a league title they have won the past three years (the MVC/Dual County Small). They also come off a season that saw them get all the way to the D1 semifinals.

Ellen Linso
Boston Latin

Up front, senior Ally Keough (17 pts) will be a catalyst along with eighth-grader Kiera Bruen, who registered 18 pts as a seventh-grader last winter. Junior Sydney Hanlon and freshman Maeve Murray are also back. Newcomers ready to challenge are junior Sage Stewart and freshman Cecilia Jackson.

Senior rock Olivia Temple will headline coach Tom McGrath’s blue line crew. Senior Zada Stewart and freshman Maeve Greeley are back as well. Eighth-grader Ava Enright will battle for a role.

In the nets, the Wolfpack possess one of the state’s best in senior Ellen Linso.

Caitlyn Burke
Waltham

Isabella Babstock
Waltham

Julia Guden
Waltham

Jessica McPherson
Waltham

Reagan MacPherson
Waltham

WALTHAM

Last Year’s Record: 13-4-5

Good team chemistry could dictate how well the Hawks fare this winter, with a host of new, young players challenging for roles.

Some nice production returns in the forward ranks for coach C.J. Giardino in seniors Bella Babstock (23 pts) and Jessica McPherson (16 pts), sophomore Julia Caissie and freshmen Julia Guden (17 pts), Angalisa Caceda (4 goals), Ella Curtis and Alli Hovsepian.

The Hawks also have one of the state’s top netminders in senior Caitlyn Burke (1.30 gaa), who will be fronted by sophomores Reagan MacPherson (5 pts) and Brigid Kelly, freshman Katya Pisuk and eighth-grader Bella Mondolfi (5 pts).

Among the youngsters ready to show what they can are freshman goalie Mila Maguire and defensemen Mattison Crain, Sophia LaFauci, Ava Anderson and Julianna Fry.

Kimmy Lucier
Lincoln-Sudbury

Julia Provvisionato
Lincoln-Sudbury

Torrey Winrow
Lincoln-Sudbury

Meghan McLean
Lincoln-Sudbury

LINCOLN-SUDBURY

Last Year’s Record: 8-6-6

Always a defensive-minded club, a focus this winter for the Warriors will be to add some more offense to their game.

Tasked with that job will be the likes of seniors Kimmy Lucier (21 pts) and Katrina Tobin (20 pts), senior Avan Metz (10 pts) and freshman Harper Friedholm (9 pts). Three freshman forwards ready to step in are Mackenzie Hydon, Libby Cohen and Peyton Kennedy.

Coach Paul Hardy has a young, but experienced defensive group that features sophomore Anne-Sophie Ouellet and the talented freshman trio of of Meghan Maclean (8 pts), Torrey Winrow (7 pts) and Sophia Romm (5 pts).

L-S also is blessed with a solid goaltender in veteran Julia Provvisionato, now in her senior campaign.

Cailey Ryan
Acton-Boxboro

ACTON-BOXBORO

Last Season’s Record: 9-10-1

With just about everyone back from last year’s club that just missed the post-season, the Colonials should be in the mix.

Kate Houle
Acton-Boxboro

Coach Brian Fontas returns his top two lines intact, made up of juniors Cailey Ryan and Kubi Issah, senior Jillian Loebs and eighth-graders Caroline Justicz, Ella Nannene and Natalie Hodgson.

Senior Ella Cormier and sophomore Kate Houle will be defensive cornerstones, while freshman Clair Burkowski looks to take over in the nets.

To freshmen projected to pay immediate dividends for A-B are Allie Corrieri and Lily Vaughan.

Finley Griswold
Concord-Carlisle

Dallas Jackson
Concord-Carlisle

Nyla Horne
Concord-Carlisle

Ela Braceras
Concord-Carlisle

CONCORD-CARLISLE

Last Year’s Record: 4-12-4

New head coach Steph Jahnle is excited about the upcoming season, in whatever shape or form that may be. She coached the Dover-Sherborn/Hopkinton co-op squad last winter.

Senior captains Ela Braceras and Dallas Jackson and junior captain Finley Griswold will be offensive leaders for the Patriots.

Senior captain Nyla Horne wil have a big role on the blue line while junior Fiona Daly is a returning varsity performer in goal.

** Wayland/Weston (10-7-4)  was a playoff qualifier in Division 1 last winter with a young team and could cause opponents fits, led by junior defenseman Reed Van Ogrtop. Freshman forward Chase Van Ogtrop will be involved offensively. Cambridge/Somerville (3-14-3) will be under the direction of a new head coach this winter, as Gen Richardson takes over as head coach. Further information on each was not available as of post time.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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