2015 Boys’ Soccer Preview: Gray-New Gloucester


Coach: Andy Higgins (fifth year)

Conference: WMC: Class: B

Last year: 8-6-2, lost in Western B semifinals.

Returning players: Seniors — Alex Cobb (FB), Robert Fernandez (FB), Ben Rogers (F), Liam Stewart (F), Evan Plummer (FB); Juniors — Bryce Hayman (MF), John-Henry Villanueva (G).

Key losses: Tyler St. Pierre (F) Jesse Ricardi (MF), Eric Wilcox (FB), Evan Harmer (F), Tom Cogswell (MF), Cody Cullen (G), Ian Maristany (G).

Promising newcomers: Junior — Nat Brindley; Freshman — Nick McCann

Season outlook: The Patriots graduated an all-state talent in St. Pierre but return Hayman, who was also an all-state player. Gray-NG has 10 seniors returning that should keep the club competitive in a tough WMC. Replacing the offense of St. Pierre up front will be a challenge but the Patriots should be a solid defensive club.