Mass. Girls HS Hockey – MVC/Dual Small Preview: Wide-Open Race Looms

Gary Demopoulos
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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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Lincoln-Sudbury is coming off a solid season, but must replace some key losses. A young Boston Latin team could be a challenger, as could Wayland/Weston.

BOSTON LATIN (7-6-0)

Coach: Tom McGrath

MIAA Division: 2

With such a young roster, coach McGrath knows his club could feel some growing pains this season, but it will build a good foundation for the future. Nevertheless, many of the Wolfpack’s young players contributed at the varsity level last year.

Ava Enright
Boston Latin

Seniors Sarah Young (11 pts) and Sydney Hanlon (8 pts) will need to carry a heavy load offensively. Sophomore Maeve Murray, freshmen Kiera Bruen (10 pts) and Ava Enright (9 pts) and eighth-grader Aoife Bourke all return.

The defense will be built around junior Theresa Gioisa, sophomore Maeve Greeley, freshman Grace O’Brien and eighth-grader Phoebe Niese.

Ellen Linso, a five-year starter in goal, has moved on to college, leaving the goaltending duties to freshman Kelly McKenna.

Torrey Winrow Lincoln-Sudbury

LINCOLN-SUDBURY (7-1-2)

Coach: Paul Hardy

MIAA Division: 2

Havin to replace some high-end talent from last season, the Warriors will be young. A key will be on offense, generating good scoring chances.

Angelina Gleicher Lincoln-Sudbury

Up front, sophomores Harper Friedholm, Mackenzie Hydon, Angelina Gleicher and Libby Cohen will be joined by junior returner Helen Toland to form the offensive leaderership for coach Hardy.

The L-S defense features senior Ellie Marchand, junior Anne-Sophie Ouellet and sophomores Torrey Winrow and Sophia Romm. Freshman Anna Leverone joins the squad on the blue line.

In goal, look for junior Marissa Mazzocchi.

Finley Griswold Concord-Carlisle

CONCORD-CARLISLE (4-4-2)

Coach: Steph Jahnle

MIAA Division: 2

The Patriots had some great chemistry during last year’s shortened season, which they hope to build on this the second year behind the bench for coach Jahnle.

Senior captains Finley Griswold and Mia McKennitt will see a lot of ice time, either at forward or defense. Senior captain Ava Wagner will be a key forward, as will sophomore Julia Lambert.

Sophomore Toryn Jackson will have a big role on defense.

WAYLAND/WESTON (6-7-0)

Coach: Wink Van Ogtrop

MIAA Division: 1

With great leadership and a hard-working group, coach Van Ogtrop is looking forward to seeing her team come together this winter and challenge in the MVC-Dual Small.

Offensive production should come from the likes of returning senior Ava Olider, and sophomores Chase Van Ogtrop and Coco Curran.

A senior-led blue line is led by Reed Van Ogtrop, Sophia Fantoni and Julia Wiegerbauer.

Junior Deven Dacey returns in goal.

Megan Malolepszy Central Catholic

CENTRAL CATHOLIC (0-12-0)

Coach: Mike Collett

MIAA Division: 2

The Raiders are banking on some improvement this season, and hoping hard work will be instrumental in achieving that goal.

Senior co-captain Megan Malolepszy (18 pts) and senior assistant captain Marissa McPherson are back looking to be sparkplugs up front for coach Collett. Senior assistant captain Britney Curley and junior Cecelia Sinopoli return for another campaign. A new sophomore in the program is Kailin Sullivan.

On defense, senior captain Ava Iannessa and sophomore Maddie Burke will team up with new freshmen Sophie Powers, Natalie Belliveau and Maddie Delvecchio to form the blue line unit.

WALTHAM (6-1-0)

Coach: C.J. Giardino

MIAA Division: 2

The Hawks were unbeaten last year during the shortened season until their final game, falling to Concord-Carlisle in the DCL Cup.

This year’s entry, which will be young with 11 eighth and seventh graders on the roster, will be led by captains Reagan MacPherson, a junior defenseman, and Angalisa Caceda, a sophomore forward. There are no seniors on the roster.

Other returning forwards include junior Julia Caissie, sophomores Ellla Curtis and Allison Hovsepian, and eighth-grader Ava Anderson. Joining MacPerson on the blue line are sophomore Katherine Pisuk and sophomore Lila Aramante.

Waltham’s two goalies are freshman Mila Maguire and eighth-grader Miyana Bahl.

CAMBRIDGE

Coach: Gen Richardson

MIAA Division: 2

Focused on improving the win total this year, Cambridge will have a good mix of returners and newcomers in the lineup.

Leading the group will be junior defenseman Sayde Daniliuk, a team captain, along with junior goaltender Isabel Laskin and defenseman Anais Pate, all returning from last season.

New players ready to contribute in a big way up front are senior Sophie-An Kingsbury Lee, and Caroline Rapp and Maude Ullman.

Other players returning to the lineup are junior defenseman Julia Shaw, junior forward Simona Culotta, junior forward Evan Moore, sophomore forward Lila Rosenberg, sophomore forward Sophie O’Keefe and junior forward Ellie Davis.

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