2014 Winter Preview: Leavitt Nordic Skiing


Coach: Dustin Williamson (11th year)

Conference: KVAC Class: A

Last year’s results: Boys: KVAC Champions, Class A Runner’s Up; Girls: Third at KVAC, Third at States

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors—Noah Castonguay, Harrison Knowlton, Josh Therrien; Juniors—Jarod Farrar, Dylan Peters, Carter Veilleux; Sophomores—Tanner Binette, Dawson Curtis, Jason Labbe, Noah Lind, Leonardo Lopez. Girls: Seniors—Olivia Mallar, Brooke Varney, Mackenzie Varney; Juniors—Mikayla Maillette, Ashley Pratt, Corinne Rabon; Sophomores—Kayleigh Cote, Shelby Cronkhite, Emily Thibodeau

Key losses: Boys: Rylee Knox, Matt Thibodeau, Colby Varney. Girls: Abby Chase, Lindsey Godbout, Alisha Labbe, Dana Monbleau, Allison Simmons, Michaela Therrien

Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors—Reed Farrar; Freshmen—Justin Cabral, Isaac Dionne, Josh Peterson, Ryan Pratt, Colton Santomango, Alex Tedesco. Girls: Sophomores—Cassidy Bunker, Hannah Karcher, Julia Labbe; Freshmen—Ashley Blouin, Taylor Crosby, Megan Lynch, Abby Varney, Hyla Webster

Season outlook: With a great mix of elite skiers and beginners and with large numbers, this season is expected to be successful both individually and team wise. Harrison Knowlton and Josh Therrien will lead the boys team while the Varneys will lead the girls team.