With the first week of practice in the books, I figured now would be a good time to post the team capsules I’ve put together. I reached out to all the coaches in the area looking for some information about their season this team. If you don’t see your team, tell your coach to email me at email@example.com with a capsule following the format below.
We’ll have more preview features in the weeks leading up to the start of the season.
Coach: Heather Ausiello (1st season)
Last season’s record: 8-9
Playoffs: Lost in Class C outbracket game to Pearl River
Key returners: Nikki Tarricone, Sr., D; Jensyn Marquesano, Sr., M/A; Helena Garcia, Sr., M; Tara Gordon, Sr., Gk; Colleen Muldoon, Jr., A/M; Nessa Kiernan, Jr., A; Hannah Jacobson, Sr., D.
Key newcomers: Priyanka Patel, Jr., A/M; Allie Fishgrund, Jr., C; Alia Zukerman, Jr., M/D; Jessica Siegal, Jr., M/D; Lane Gottfried, Jr. A; Lauren Levein Jr., D; Melissa Wishner, Sr., D/M; Jenny Oberlander, Jr.,D; Emma Schorr, Jr., M; Jenna Montag, Sr., A/M.
College commitments: Nikki Tarricone, Salisbury
Coach’s notes: The Panthers lost 11 seniors to graduation last spring, and are working on creating team chemistry with the 10 newcomers that are joining the returners from last year. The defense will be led by senior Nikki Tarricone, who has committed to play at Salisbury University and Tara Gordon in goal. The offense will be led by junior Colleen Muldoon, who has worked very hard during the offense and Nessa Kiernan. I am expecting newcomers Pryanka Patel, Allie Fishgrund, Alia Zukerman and Jessica Siegel to make key contributions this season. We are a young team and hope to build and get better every day.
Coach: Dan Schmitt (3rd season as head coach, 5th with team)
Last season’s record: 7-10
Playoffs: Lost in Class A first round to Mahopac
Key returners: Taryn Murphy, Sr., A/M; Rachel Olson, Sr., M; Tori Prine, Sr., D; Madi Smith, Sr., A/M; Jenna Burke, Sr., D/M; Colleen Withus, Sr., A; Jenny Caoili, Jr., A; Caroline Arket, Jr., D; Taylor Nyberg, Jr., A; Lizzie Schlissel, Jr., M; Kaitlyn Sbrollini, Jr., D; Maryn Lowell, So., Gk.
Key newcomers: Taylor Swanson, Jr., D; Jenna Cislak, Jr., Gk; Dani Heady, So., A; Abby Carlin, Fr., M; Bianca Assenza, Fr., D; Rosario DeBellis, Fr., A/M; Lauren Tarnowski, Fr., A/M.
College commitments: Taryn Murphy, Chestnut Hill; Tori Prine, SUNY Potsdam; Jenny Caoili, University of Vermont; Taylor Nyberg, Kean University.
Coach’s notes: The Admirals have a solid group of returning players and we are looking to be more consistent this season.
Coach: Gerry Walsh (7th season)
Last season’s record: 8-9-1
Playoffs: Lost in Class B quarterfinals to Yorktown
Key returners: Lily Lleshaj, Sr., M/A; Lindsey Ragan, Sr., A; Brynn Bottallico, So., M; Stephanie Chadnick, Sr., M; Emily Frates, Sr., M; Briana Beach, Sr., D; Nicole Palombo, Sr., D; Caitlin Parise, Jr., D/M; Cara Schanbacher, Jr., D/M; Erica Marlowe, So., Gk.
Key newcomers: Taylor Anderek, Jr., M; Serina Murphy, Jr., D.
College commitments: Stephanie Chadnick, Pace University
Coach’s notes: Major losses are the starting attack unit, along with all-American midfielder Kristen Ohberg and All-Section, defensive leader Jesse Moore. Injured senior midfielder Megan Lueder will also be a major loss. With the return of four experienced defenders along with goalie Erica Marlowe this year’s team should be strong defensively. Returning to lead the offense will be All-Section senior Mid/Att Lily Lleshaj and All-Section honorable mention pick sophomore midfielder Brynn Bottalico. Brewster expects to be competitive with the top teams.
Coach: Diane Haddeland (1st season)
Last season’s record: 11-6
Playoffs: Lost in Class C first round to Albertus Magnus
Key returners: Annie Barret, Sr., A; Suzannah Bergstein, Sr., A; Jordana Cohen, So., M; Lexi Grasso, So., M; Megan O’Donnell, Sr., A; Melanie Prinz, Jr., A; Rachel Reisman, Sr., D; Samantha Tobin, Sr., D.
Key newcomers: Allison Greenberg, So., G; Jayne Levy, Fr., M; Jill Maguffin, Fr., M; Jordan Riccardi, Fr., A.
Coach’s notes: The Bears will look to build on their success last season. We have five returning seniors that will be an intergral part of leading our team and help shape the program for the newcomers to our team.
Coach: Sharon Robinson (4th season)
Last season’s record: 10-9
Playoffs: Lost in Class C quarterfinals to Albertus Magnus
Key Returners: Gretchen Richter, Sr., A.
Coach’s notes: The Broncos will be led by seniors Gretchen Richter, Helen Wood and Grace O’Toole on attack, as well as many talented underclassmen. Midfielders Caroline Cory, Briana Alberghine and Charlotte Reynolds will be instrumental on the field, and seniors Madison Campbell, Page Marshall and Blake Brashear will anchor the defense. Bronxville is playing a competitive schedule this year, and hoping to improve upon last season’s record.
BYRAM HILLS BOBCATS
Coach: Gail A. Lozado (3rd season)
Last season’s record: 7-11
Playoffs: Lost in Class C first round to Pleasantville
Key returners: Emily Byrne, Sr., A; Marissa Miller, Sr., M; Kat Cox, Sr. A; Noelle Love, Jr., C; Raquel Gaudio, Jr., M; Natalie Morley, So., M.
Key newcomers: Autumn Lauria, So., Gk; Ashley Polera, So., D.
Coach’s notes: The Bobcats have moved from Class C to Class B. With only three seniors, we will be in the process of rebuilding. Senior Emily Byrne, top scorer last year, Noelle Love and Marissa Miller will lead our attack. Our defense will be very young led by sophomore Natalie Morley.
Coach: Kerry Hackert (4th season)
Last season’s record: 10-8
Playoffs: Lost in Class A quarterfinals to North Rockland.
Key Returners: Caitlin Murphy, Jr., M; Hannah Aull, Jr., A; Ciara Breslin, Jr., M.
Key newcomers: Tierney Day, So., Gk.
College commitments: Virginia Redlon committed to SUNY Purchase
Coach’s notes: We are very excited for this year even though we lost nine seniors. Last year, in our third year as varsity program, we won the League and won our first sectional game. We are looking forward to making more Carmel lax history this season.
CLARKSTOWN SOUTH VIKINGS
Coach: Bianca Aloi (2nd Season)
Last season’s record: 6-11
Playoffs: Lost in Class A first round to Lakland/Panas
Key returners: Jaime Morris, Sr., A; Erin Kelly, Jr., A/M; Danielle McIvor, Jr., A/M; Kayla Tracey, Jr., D/M; Christina Hanos, So., A/M; Maddie Beuchli, So., D.
College commitments: Jaime Morris, SUNY Oneonta
Coach’s notes: Since we only have a few seniors this year, it gives us a great opportunity to develop our younger players. We will be developing a much stronger aspect of our defense this year due to the fact that we lost our strong defensive players due to graduation. This season we are focusing on having a well developed team all around. Our schedule is a tough one, so we are making sure we are prepared to put up a good fight and get all the wins we deserve. This year will be Jaime Morris and Erin Kelly’s year to shine, as Jaime Morris is off to SUNY Oneonta to continue her lacrosse career and Erin Kelly is still developing as a player who is committed elsewhere! This year we will come out strong in our transitions and will have a strong defensive strategy. Let’s go Lady Vikings!!
Coach: Megan Weiss and Jim Bannon (3rd season)
Last season’s record: 2-13-1
Key returners: Sophia Martin, Sr., D; Maggie Dymes, Fr., A; Erin Livingston, Jr., A.
Key newcomers: Katherine Genneralli, Fr., M.
DOBBS FERRY EAGLES
Coach: Connor Cohn (2nd season)
Last season’s record: 9-8
Playoffs: Lost in Class C first round to Bronxville
Key returners: Christine Whitty, Sr., A; Theresa Giglio, Sr., D; Cara Horsfield, Sr., D; Kana Kihara, Sr., M; Olivia Smith, Jr., M; Camille Rapay, Jr., G.
Key newcomers: Emily Bohl, So., A; Julianne Cornell, Jr., D; Jacqueline Addona, Jr., D.
Coach’s notes: With nine full time starters returning, the Eagles look to improve upon last season’s winning record. As a fourth year varsity program, the team looks to make a large improvement as many of the players have now been in the program for their entire careers. The entire defensive unit returns, looking to improve upon on an 11.9 goals allowed per game average from last season. On the offense end, Whitty (24G, 15A), Smith (25G, 4A), and Bohl (15G, 3A) look to increase their scoring production from last season.
Coach: Kylie Gregory (1st season)
Last season’s record: 2-8-1
Key returners: Clarissa Mejia, Jr.; Jordyn DiCostanzo, Jr.
Key newcomers: Claire Fox, 8th.; Emme DiPasquale, Fr.; Skylar Capasso, Fr.; Karly Disanto, Fr.
Coach’s notes: Two key returners are juniors Clarissa Mejia and Jordyn DiCostanzo. Both are great ball handlers and leaders on and off the field. They both will be scoring threats, and their hard work and determination will help lead the team to a successful season. Claire Fox, an 8th grader from Tuckahoe, will be joining our varsity team. We look to exploit her speed and stick skills to pick up the pace of our play, as well as our three freshman, Emme DiPasquale, Skylar Capasso, and Karly Disanto. These young players’ speed and stick skills are crucial for our upcoming season and, although they are young, they are important to our success. As my first year as a varsity coach I am none other than excited for this season to begin. We’ve had a great few weeks of preseason and I know this program is about to take off from here. The girls are 100% dedicated and show up everyday ready to work. I am pumped to see what this season has in store and I know these girls will make my first year as a Varsity head coach, the best yet.
FOX LANE FOXES
Coach: Bill Broggy (6th season)
Last season’s record: 7-9-2
Playoffs: Lost in Class B quarterfinals to John Jay
Key returners: Jen Grecco, Sr., D; Keely Connors, Jr., M; Jillian Lombardi, Jr., D; Sarah Corcoran, Jr., A; Alison Moky, So., M; Lindsay West, So., A; Cescily Wheeler, Fr., A.
Key newcomers: Catharine Schreiber, Fr., A; Bridgit Connors, Fr., M; Emily O’Mahoney, So., D; Hanah Bradsell, Jr., D; Halle Vernon, Jr., Gk.
College commitments: Keely Connors, Holy Cross; Sarah Corcoran, University of California Davis.
Coach’s notes: Very young and inexperienced team. One senior, 12 freshmen and sophomores and three juniors with varsity experience. The Foxes will need to learn on the run this season.
Coach: Jenny Leffler (20th season)
Last season’s record: 19-1
Playoffs: Ivy League Champions, NYSAIS Champions
Key returners: Laurel Cassidy, Sr., M; Stefanie Frolo, Sr., M; Ann Wechsler, Sr., G; Ally Mueller, Sr., M/D; Sammy Mueller, So., M; Sophie Slutsky, So., A.
College Commitment: Stefanie Frolo, Binghamton; Colleen Jones, Hartwick.
Coach’s Notes: The Hornets look to our strong returning players, with a solid group of seniors to lead the team. We will rely on our veterans, but also look to our younger players for an additional spark.
Coach: Greg Janos (2nd season)
Last season’s record: 9-6
Playoffs: Lost in HVAL Championship to The Watkinson School
Key returners: Audrey Rowe, Sr., A; Brittany Smith, Sr., M; Lillian Brouwer, Sr., M; Sammi Aloi Sr, D; Julia Pergalia Sr., D; Tasha Stein Sr., D, Sarah Chintz Soph., D.
Key newcomers: Samo Feuerstein, Fr. Gk; Sophia Scarsella, 7th, M; Melissa Shaw-Patino, So., A.
Coach’s notes: With the majority of the team returning from last year’s excellent season, the Cavaliers look to build upon their recent success and be a contender again this year for the HVAL Championship. Leading the way on attack will be Audrey Rowe, who scored 30 goals last year. The midfield will be solid, following the senior leadership of Brittany Smith and Lily Brouwer. The defense will be a strong point for the Cavaliers as Julia Pergalia, Natsha Stein, Sami Aloi, and Sarah Chintz all return to their starting positions. The Cavaliers will also have help from Alex Pennella returning from a season-ending injury last year. The Cavaliers will also be strong between the pipes as well, with newcomer Samo Feuerstein battling for the starting job.
HEN HUD SAILORS
Coach: Mary Honovich (4th season)
Last season’s record: 10-8
Playoffs: Lost in Class C quarterfinals to Putnam Valley
Key returners: Amber Feminella, Jr., M; Jackie Riefenhauser, Jr., M; Rachel Blitzer, Jr., M; Jenna Richardson, So., M; Montana Garrett, So., M; Olicia Tivnan, Jr., A; Mackenzie Porter, Gk, 8th.
Key newcomers: Kamryn Sherman, Fr., A; Melanie Porras, Fr., M; Rachel Palka, Fr., M.
Coach’s notes: We graduated seven seniors and are looking to fill that hole with some young yet hardworking athletes. We return All-Section Honorable mention pick Amber Feminella, who had 53 goals and 18 assists last season, and Mackenzie Porter who made 83 saves. Helping out in the midfield with their speed and aggressiveness are Rachel Blitzer, Jackie Riefenhauser, Jenna Richardson and Montana Garrett. Katie Luposello and Isabella Pinque will be the experienced returners on defense, while Anna Rizzo and Olivia Tivnan bring great leadership to our attack.
HORACE GREELEY QUAKERS
Coach: Annamarie Marasco (11th season)
Last season’s record: 8-7-2
Playoffs: Lost in Class A first round to Ossining
Key returners: Hannah Dunn, Sr., A; Sydney Marks, Sr., Gk; Willa Rosenblum, Sr., M; Olivia Statman, Sr., D; Bernie Grant, Jr., D; Emma Lowrey, Jr., M.
College commitments: Sydney Marks, Yale
Coach’s notes: We are looking forward to building off of our success last year. We return 17 players from last year with the defense led by senior goalie, Sydney Marks (captain), and senior defender Olivia Statman (captain). The offense is led by seniors Hannah Dunn (captain) and Willa Rosenblum (captain), all four-year varsity starters. The defense also returns Bernie Grant and Anna Waterhouse both juniors. Offensively we are also looking toward Emma Lowrey and Izzy Guttenplan to be key players.
JOHN JAY INDIANS
Coach: Ali Steinberg (1st season)
Last season’s record: 16-5-1
Playoffs: Won Class B sectional title. Lost in state semifinals to Syracuse CBA
Key returners: Hanna Bocklet, Sr., M; Amanda Flayhan, Jr., M; Mary McAvey, Sr., D/M; Hannah O’Reilly, Jr., M; Dakota Adamec, Jr., A; Abby Silverstein, Jr., Gk.
Key newcomers: Drew Reno, Fr., A; Jilian Delin, So., A.
College commitments: Hannah Bocklet, University of Denver; Amanda Flayhan, University of Michigan; Jilli Schell, San Diego State; Hannah O’Reilly, Cornell University.
Coach’s notes: Lost a lot of goal scorers to graduation, but there is no shortage of talent coming up. The girls are beginning to flow together nicely and we could not be more excited for the season to begin
Coach: Sharon Sarsen (28th season)
Last season’s record: 10-6-2
Playoffs: Lost in the Class A quarterfinals to Scarsdale
Key returners: Gab Gjelaj, Sr., A; Krista Sawler, Sr., A/M; Sam Pfeifer, Sr., A/M; Kayla Moore, Sr., D; Kim Monteferante, Sr., D; Amanda Santos, Jr., G; Alex Santos, Jr., G; Gianna Paglia, Jr., M; Molly Fitzpatrick, Jr., A; Jackie Picard, Jr., A/M; Emily Power, Jr., A; Ellie Dineen-Carey, Jr., D; Katie Bradbury, So., M; Dana Bozek, So., M.
Key newcomers: Kim Briscoe, Jr., M; Brianna Muniz, So., M/D; Valerie Perkins, So., M; Kristina Davies, So., M/A.
Coach’s notes: Last year’s Lakeland/Panas roster included ten freshmen and sophomores. We are hoping to see maturation in these players and the overall team this season. This team returns more depth than last year. Captains for the Rebels are Kim Monteferante and Molly Fitzpatrick. Coach Rebecca DiSisto will return to work with the defense as an assistant coach.
Coach: Jim Lieto (6th season)
Last season’s record: 10-7-1
Playoffs: Lost in Class A quarterfinals to Suffern
Key returners: Anna Raymond, Sr., Gk; Carly Weiss, Sr., A; Daniella Martins, Sr., D; Erin Moloney, Sr., M; Francesca Ferreira, Jr., M; Kim Harker, Jr., M; Jane Kasparian, Jr., D; Sarah Lilley, Jr., M; Julia Marinelli, Jr., A; Kelly Maxwell, Jr., M; Sarah Quarto, Jr., M; Delaney Volpe, Jr., D; Alyssa Kirby, So., M; Victoria Moundroukas, So., A; Tara Ravoli, So., M.
Key newcomers: Katie Semenetz, So., M; Briana Corace, Fr., M; Gabrielle Light, Fr., M; Kristen Maxwell, Fr., M.
College commitments: Carly Weiss, LIU Brooklyn; Daniella Martins, SUNY Purchase; Kim Harker, Northwestern.
Coach’s notes: We are very excited for the 2014 season. We lost a very talented class to graduation, which included our all-lime leading goal scorer, Sam Karner (Binghamton), our first ever All-American, Gabby Anderson (Springfield), and two very fast and aggressive defenders, Meagan Wright (Hartwick) and Katie Schulz (Oswego [soccer]). We do have one of the biggest and most talented returning groups we have had in a while, though. Captains Erin Moloney, Anna Raymond, and Carly Weiss have been pushing the girls all off-season and they have come into the first week ready to go. We return three of our top four goal scorers from last season in Kim Harker, Carly Weiss, and Kelly Maxwell. We also have a sold core defense in front of goalie Anna Raymond in Sarah Quarto, Jane Kasparian, and Alyssa Kirby.
Coach: Christina Smith (1st season at Mamaroneck)
Last season’s record: 10-6-1
Playoffs: Lost in Class A quarterfinals to White Plains
Key returners: Greta Massey, Sr., M; Katherine Grinnell, Sr., M/A; Sydney Segal, Sr., D; Maggie McNally, Sr., D; Olivia Peniston, Sr., A; Gabby Arselno, Sr., Gk; Brianna Steigerwald, Jr., A; Julia Simons, Jr., M; Ana Robling, Jr., D; Paige Lee, Jr., A; Heather Gardiner, Jr., D; Sophie Despins, Jr., D; Freya Cantwell, Jr., A.
Key newcomers: Talia Land, So., Gk; Katie Cotter, So., M; Grace Fitzgerald, So., M; Lizzie Clarke, So., D; Sohie Azrt, So., A; Kate Leva, So., A; Olivia Jenson, Fr., A; Molly Nodiff, Fr., D.
Coach’s notes: This year we have a very speedy team and a hard-working defense. Playing time and starting positions will be competed for daily throughout the season. The expectation is set high and we are focusing on improving everyday.
NANUET GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Coach: Karen Leitner (17th season, 2nd after break from 2010-12)
Last season record: 3-13
Key returners: Maeve Dooley, Jr., A; Jackie Fitzgerald Sr., M; Nicole Mirro Sr., D; Lindsey Guerra Sr., A, Ally Serra, Sr., D; Jesenia Tejada, Sr., GK; Kiera Young, Jr., M.
Key newcomers: TBA
Coach’s notes: We are in a rebuilding year where developing a good team chemistry will be a key component to having success.
NORTH SALEM TIGERS
Coach: Emily Brooks (1st season)
Last season’s record: 8-8-1
Playoffs: Lost in Class B first round to Valhalla
Key returners: Ryann Shaughnessy, Jr., M; Kaitlyn Murphy, Jr., M; Cecilia Diehl, Sr., D; Nicole Schumann, Sr., A; Jessica Felton, Jr., A; Caroline Traynor, Jr., M/D; Megan Hendrie, Jr., Gk; Paige Werlau, So., M; Hannah Pastor, So., A; Julia D’Innocenzo, So., M; Olivia Marino, So., A/M; Olivia Hale, So., A; Raquel Coppola, So., M; Sydney Barella, So., D; Muiread Heffernan, So., M/D; Shelby Allen, So., D; Kelsi Ryan, So., D
Key newcomers: Haley Vermette, Fr., M; Kiera McCarthy, Fr., GK; Catherine Bossi, Fr., D; Corinne Fay, Fr., A; Samantha Greenberg, Fr., A; Amanda Santos, Fr., A; Chloe Sheth, Fr., A
College commitments: Ryann Shaughnessy, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Coach’s notes: Only losing one player to graduation, we have a very strong and experienced group of returners, led by top goal scorers Ryann Shaughnessy and Kaitlyn Murphy. We are very excited to welcome the freshman and are looking to build on last years season.
Coach: Kathryn Perrella (6th season)
Last season’s record: 10-4-3
Playoffs: Lost in Class B quarterfinals to Fox Lane
Key returners: Katherine Fischer, Sr, M; Andie O’Sullivan, Sr., M, Madigan Graham, Sr., D.
College commitments: Katherine Fischer, Denver; Andie O’Sullivan, Navy.
Coaches notes: Injuries are plaguing us this year, and we do not yet have the goalie position filled, so it will be an interesting year ahead. In addition with our field and this snow, we will be in the gym with JV for the first 2-3 weeks, YIKES!
Coach: Dan Ricci (6th season)
Last season’s record: 12-5-1
Playoffs: Lost in Class B quarterfinals to Ursuline
Key returners: Abby Squirrel, Jr., M; Gabby Hagerman, Jr., M; Jalay Knowles, Jr., D; Stefanie Svoboda, Jr., A; Camilla Hagerman, Sr., D.
Key newcomers: Meghan Hooley, Jr., A.
Coach’s notes: Ossining will be a young team, with only one senior on the roster this year. Many key contributors return from last year, but the focus will be on replacing the eight seniors lost to graduation. A solid core returns with a lot of experience, mostly on the defensive end of the field.
PEARL RIVER PIRATES
Coaches: Diana Gillule and Damon O’Keefe
Last season’s record: 4-12
Playoffs: Lost in Class C first round to Irvington
Key returners: Lindsey Stephen, So.; Kayla Moreau, So.; Maggie Davin, Jr.; Caroline Dolan, Jr.;
Courtny Ocasal, Jr.; Angela Rendina, Jr.; Jaqueline Dowling, Jr.; Aileen Burke, Sr.; Lea Miller, Sr.; Tara Dulak, Sr.
Key newcomers: Samantha Kelly; Margret Buhrmeister; Kristen Sammon.
Coach’s notes: We return a very experienced team nucleus this season which will allow us to compete at a high level in every game. Many of our players have varsity experience and have a good understanding of how the game should be played. The goal is to create a positive atmosphere/enviroment that leads to a sectional title.
Coach: Sara Bagwell (5th season)
Last season’s record: 3-11
Key returners: Isabella Bricker, Sr., M; Chandler Solimine, Jr., M; Isabella Bricker, Sr., C/M; Chandler Solomine, Jr., M.
Key newcomers: Julia Doucette, Fr.; Kaitlyn Hartigan, Sr.
College commitments: Isabella Bricker, Franklin and Marshall
Coach’s notes: With the addition of several solid freshmen players and the return of all but four athletes from last season, we look forward to a more competitive year, with higher skills and better game sense.
PUTNAM VALLEY TIGERS
Coach: Kurt Worell (3rd season)
Last season’s record: 19-4
Playoffs: Won Class C sectional title. Lost in state semifinals to Skaneateles
Key returners: Samantha Cunningham, Sr.; Kayleigh Hartnett, Jr., Gk; Kristen Arrianno, Jr.; Jackie Cunningham, Jr.; Eva Rabson, Jr.; Erin Mah, Jr.; Stephanie Wagner, So.; Kaitlyn Phillips, So.; Antonia Hoyos, Fr.; Jaydie Rivera, Jr.; Tara Walsh, Jr.; Morgan McNamara, Jr.; Taylor Beckel, Jr.; Gina Valentino, Jr.; Arriana Ametaj. So.; Jamie Turner, So.; Cierra Espinerra, So.; Kelsey McCrudden, 8th.
Coach’s notes: We plan to build on the experiences and success of our 2013 season. Having graduated three starters from the 2013 season, we are looking to put together a lineup of girls that will give us greater depth and versatility as a team. The girls have been training hard in the offseason to continue their success in 2014.
Coach: Dennis Hurlie (3rd season)
Last season’s record: 5-10-2
Playoffs: Lost in Class C first round to Putnam Valley
Key returners: Addie Chabot, Sr., M; Kate Whiston, Sr., D; Charlotte Tucci, Jr., M; Abby Abate, So., M; Micheline DiNardo, So., Gk; Vivian Sulliman, Jr., A; Payton Emery, Jr., M; Mallory Lynch, So., D.
Key newcomers: Caroline Hyland, Jr., A; Caroline Franchella, So., D; Julia Stern, So., D; Andrea Holguin, Jr., D; Amanda Hartzell, Fr., M.
College commitments: Charlotte Tucci, Duke; Micheline DiNardo, Georgetown.
Coach’s notes: The Garnets will look to bounce back from a disappointing campaign in 2013. Rye lost only one player from last year’s team (Scarlett Sulliman, who is now playing for Fairfield), so plenty of varsity experience returns along with plenty of talent from the JV and modified teams. The Garnets move up to the very deep and challenging Class B for sectionals in 2014.
RYE COUNTRY DAY WILDCATS
Coach: Georgette Summers (14th season)
Last season’s record: 13-3
Playoffs: Lost in semifinals of NYSAIS AA tournament to L.I. Lutheran
Key returners: Stephanie Sabatini, Sr., M; Kat DiCaprio, Sr., A; Ruby Aresty, Sr., A; Julia Massaro, Jr., M; Zoe Verni, Jr., M; Emily Duarte, Jr., A; Yana Lee, Jr., D.
College commitments: Julia Massaro, Stanford University; Zoe Verni, Brown University
Coach’s notes: The girls’ lacrosse team is heading back to SpringFling, in West Palm Beach, Fl., for spring training. While in Florida, the girls will hone their skills, get conditioned, bond as a team, and prepare for the upcoming season. We have a new coach joining our coaching staff. Coach Sarah Flynn, will take on the role as JV assistant coach. The varsity team team will be led by three talented and enthusiastic captains: Ruby Aresty, Kat DiCaprio, and Stephanie Sabatini. When back at RCDS, the varsity girls lacrosse season starts with a scrimmage at Holy Child, on Thursday, March 27th.
Coach: Genette Zonghetti (1st Season)
Last season’s record: 12-4-2
Playoffs: Lost in Class A semifinals to Suffern Class A
Key returners: Lindsey Repp, Sr., M; Julia Ross, Sr. Gk; Sarah Mehlman Jr., A/M.
College commitments: Lindsey Repp, Brown University; Sarah Mehlman, University of Michigan
Coach’s notes: The Raiders will be relying on their senior leadership to lead this young squad throughout the season.
Coach: John Callanan (18th season)
Last season’s record: 18-4
Playoffs: Won Class A sectional title. Lost in state semifinals to Baldwinsville
Key returners: Baley Parrott, Jr., A/M; Caitlin Leary, Jr., A/M; Dana Gisonno, Jr., A/M; Tonianne Magnelli, Jr., M/D; Mikaila Cheeseman, So., GK; Danielle Dgheim, Sr., M; Alli Iodice, Fr., A/M; Jordan Drab, So., A; Regina Sharp, Jr., M; Alyssa Conklin, So., M/D; Elizabeth Trojan, So., M; Carlee Lopez, Jr., M/D; Amy McNally, Jr., D.
Key newcomers: Abby Bosco, Fr., A/M; Hannah Newman, So., M.
College commitments: Baley Parrott, Ohio State; Caitlin Leary, UConn; Dana Gisonno, Rutgers; Tonianne Magnelli, Boston University; Mikaila Cheeseman, University of Pennsylvania; Danielle Dgheim, American; Regina Sharp, Rutgers; Amy McNally, Niagara
TAPPAN ZEE DUTCHIES
Coach: Steve Liscio (1st season)
Last season’s record: 12-4-1
Playoffs: Lost in Class B quarterfinals to Somers
Key returners: Jules Harris, Sr., M; Danielle McIntee, Sr., D; Kelly Dinnegan, Sr., D; Briana McCleary, Jr., A; Amanda Paul, Jr., M; Kerri O’Rourke, Jr., A; Georgia Schindele, Jr., A; Carmella Liscio, Fr., M.
Key newcomers: Julia Kane, Fr., Gk; Kristen Gjelaj, Fr. D/M; Laurel Kennedy, Fr., D/M; Hailey Mcloskey, Fr., A.
Coach’s notes: The Dutchies are returning eight starters from last year. The combination of Brianna McCleary (28g, 3a), Georgia Schindele (10g, 9a) and Kerri O’Rouke (18g, 23a) will lead the offense on attack. Midfielders Julianne Harris (9g), Amanda Paul (8g) and Carmella Liscio (25g, 4a), all three-year starters, have strong two-way games. Graduation hit the Dutchies’ defense the hardest with the graduation of three starters. Tappan Zee will look to fill void at goalie with freshman Julia Kane. Seniors Danielle McIntee and Kelly Dinnegan anchor the defense. The defense will be rounded out by a collection of players including sophomore Courtney Keane, freshman Kristen Gjelaj, freshman Laurel Kennedy and Kathleen Skelly. Senior Emily Skywark, junior Ally Irizarry and freshman Hailey Mcloskey will contribute on offense.
Coach: Ellen Mager (18th season overall, 11th head coach)
Last season’s record: 16-3
Playoffs: Lost in Class B finals to John Jay
Key returners: Emalee Mongno, Sr., A/M; Emily Concialdi, Jr., A/M; Syd Stern, Sr., A; Allie Loguercio, Sr., M/D; Jenna Gammer, Jr., A; Emma Kaishian, Jr., D; Casey Duff, So., M; Katie Comerford, So., M.
Key newcomers: Ashley Stilo, So., D.
College commitments: Emalee Mongno, Ohio State; Syd Stern, SUNY Oneonta; Emily Concialdi, University of Southern California; Bianca Dente (goalie out with ACL), Marist.
Coach’s notes: Excited for the season. We did graduate outstanding leaders on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field and are looking forward to seeing which of our seniors and juniors step into those roles to help our younger players develop. Obviously, the goalie position is a concern right now which will take some time to sort out.