2018 High School Field Hockey Preview Capsules

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Edward Little Red Eddies

Coach: Kim Joler (first year)

Class: A North; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s results: 5-10, lost in A North quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Megan Steele (M), Kiara Fournier (F), Mikaela Scott (D), Emma Allen (M), Jaylyn Metivier (S), Bella Coluombe (F), Olivia Ross (F); Junior — Anna LeBlanc (D), Jordan Cummings (M), Becca Rabby (F), Miranda Chadbourne (F); Sophomore — Elise Syphers (G), Courtney Larson (M).

Key losses: Grace McBride, Elizabeth Bellman, Sierra Green, Ocean Chamberlain, Johanna Jimenez.

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Promising newcomers: Rilye Frechette, Maizy Demers, Ema Lamontange, Caroline Audette, Emma Samson

What to expect: The Red Eddies are dedicated and enthusiastic for this upcoming season. Their defense remains strong with the partnership of Jaylyn Metivier and goalie Elise Syphers. The talented midfielders are quick and skilled at their positions. With Kiara Fournier leading the front line the ball will surely head in the right direction.

Dirigo Cougars

Coach: Gretchen Curtis (13th year)

Class: C South; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 10-6, lost in C South semifinals.

Returning players: Seniors — Sophia Jacques, Alexa Varnum, Devin Fletcher, Ashley Perreault; Junior — Grace Timberlake, Lauren Ferland, Alyssa McTyre; Sophomores — Kailey Hackett, Page Lueders,Taylor Bryant, Alexa Perreault, Lizzie White

Key losses: Morgan Morrow, Ashley Walker, Kaiya Martin

Promising newcomers: Alyvia Perreault, Allie Dyke,Abby Stevens, Megan Fletcher, Makenzie Osgood, Abby Thibedeau

What to expect: They have really low numbers this year, and right now have four injured players. Curtis is hoping to get everyone healthy enough to play for when the regular season begins. She said they have a great group of girls, so whatever their record is going to be she said they are going to have a great season.

Gray-New Gloucester Patriots

Coach: Christa Roddy (fourth year)

Class: B South; Conference: WMC

Last year’s results: 1-12-1

Returning players: Seniors — Madie Post (F), Alex Shaw (B); Juniors — Madelyn Cote (M), Jasmine French (F), Trizzie Ha (M); Sophomore — Tiffany Ha (M).

Key losses: Megan Tripp, Bo Shampine.

Promising newcomers: Junior — Sydney Garcia (F), Sophomore — Mack Baston (GK), Freshman — Sydney Pelletier (B).

What to expect: The Patriots are looking toward a season of growth. With a key returning core and an onslaught of new talent, the team looks forward to trying new strategies across the field. Throughout preseason the team has shown dedication to one another and team success and will continue to work together to improve throughout the season.

Hebron Academy Lumberjacks

Coach: Ashley LeBlanc (11th year)

Class: C (NEPSAC); Conference: MAISAD

Last year’s results: 6-7

Returning players: Seniors — Callie Walker (M), Maggie Kinasewich (F), Emma Skelton (D), Emilia Malien (M); Juniors — Thekla Jubinville (M), Ainsley King (G), Sarah Everett (F/D); Sophomore — Grace Skelton (M/F), Molly Skelton (M/F).

Key losses: Hadwin Belcher, Sofia Castriotta.

Promising newcomers: Junior — Bayleigh Patenaude; Sophomore — Julia Schupp.

What to expect: With a core group of returning players, the team should be competitive early. They look to regain the MAISAD title and try to earn a spot in the competitive NEPSAC Class C tournament.

Leavitt Hornets

Coach: Wanda Ward-MacLean (36th year)

Class: B South; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s results: 8-6-1, lost in  B South quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Tamra Benson (M), Collen Mathieu (M), Mackenzie Heathco (B); Junior — Kayla Leclerc (F); Sophomores — Ginny Twitchell (B)

Key losses: Samantha Martineau, Kaitlyn Leclerc, Paige DeMascio, Paige Maheux, Madeline Hanscom, Mackenzie Treadwell, Jaelyn Nadeau, Sydney Olberding, Jamie Harlow, Emilia Gagnon, Karlee Barry, Paige Grant

Promising newcomers: Seniors — Mallory Casey (G), Haylee Janosco (F); Juniors — Jazlyn Mitchell (B), Paige Martel (F); Sophomores — Abby Prosser (B), Chelsea Freda (B); Freshmen — Eve Martineau (M/B), Keriah Marston (M/B),  Daisey Twitchell (M/B), Ava Gagnon (F), Paige DeMacio (G), Sophia Visconte (B), Cara Jordan (B), Megan Nason (B).

What to expect: Leavitt will be much younger this year after graduating 12 seniors. With very little varsity experience returning, the first part of the season may be a learning and growing experience. The young players are talented but need to adjust to the quickness and speed at the varsity level. By the end of the season they expect to be in the thick of things for playoffs.

Lewiston Blue Devils

Coach: Chelsea Fournier (second year)

Class: A North; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s results: 2-12

Returning players: Seniors — Ashley Cronkhite (G), Jill Labbe (G), Erin Lachance (M), Mariah Madore (F), Abigail Small (D); Junior — Caroline LaPerriere (F); Sophomores — Abigail Chartier (F), Adia Coulombe (M), Grace Dumond (F).

Key losses: Marissa Adams, Sierra Connor-Schade, Megan Gosselin, Katrina Jadocan, Mya Letourneau, Lindsay Morin, Olivia Randall.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Chantel Soucy (D); Junior — Ryan Belanger (D); Sophomores — Emma Begin (M), Mikayla Tabor (D), Makenna Nichols (D); Freshmen — Alexis Freeman (M), Mya Grant (F), Cecelia Miller (F), Kelsey Westleigh (M).

What to expect: They have a full squad, new field, and a great attitude. They graduated a lot of talent from last season, so they will have a young team that will need to grow to fill those shoes now. Fournier said they have a new philosophy and work ethic. They look forward to showing the KVAC what they have to offer.

Lisbon Greyhounds

Coach: Julie Petrie (eighth year)

Class: C South; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 3-11-2, lost in C South quarterfinals.

Returning players: Seniors — Mallory Fairbanks (M), Sydney Plourde (F), Peyton Gosselin (F); Juniors — Timber Mattson (M), Sadie Hardt (M/F), Becky budesheim (GK); Sophomores — Megan Libby (D), Natalie Scott (M/F/D), Emma Willey (M/F).

Key losses: Shelby Cyr, Emily Brewer, Mikaylia Harnden, Savannah Czechalski, Morgan Fenderson.

Promising newcomers: Amelia Mooney, Jessica Schlotterbeck, Sammie Sitarz- Elise Madore, Sarah Charest.

What to expect: The Greyhounds will look to develop throughout the season as they blend the upperclassmen with the newcomers. They will look to continue to improve each game and gain experience and confidence to battle in the playoffs. Key players at various positions will keep the Greyhounds competitive day in and day out.

Mt. Blue Cougars

Coach: Jody Harmon (seventh year)

Class: A North; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s results: 12-4, lost in A North semifinals

Returning players: Senior — Ellie Pelletier (F/M); Juniors — Maddy Bard (M), Molly Harmon (M), Ashley Parlin (M/F), Brooke Bolduc (G), Mackenzie Latimer (F/D); Sophomores — Rylee Keaten (M), Bailey Levesque (D/M), Ella Stone (F/M/D).

Key losses: Samantha Ellis, Gracie Foss, Hannah Minns, Rebecca Harmon, Erika McArthur, Addisyn Davis.

Promising newcomers: Juniors —Leia Durrell (D/F), Cally Chick (D); Sophmores — Farrah Ballou (D), Keegan Andrews (D), Kelsey Dorman (D), Whitney Fraser (D); Freshmen — Eva Stevens (F/M), Natalie Howard (F/M), Brooklynn Keene (G).

What to expect: Mt Blue will be competitive again this year. The Cougars are young, but everyone is eager and ready to learn. They will focus on the details and will build from every game. Team play will be the key to their success.

Mountain Valley Falcons

Coach: Melissa Forbes (22nd year)

Class: C South; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 7-8-1, lost in C South semifinals.

Returning players: Seniors — Breanna Burgess, Courtney Carrier, Leigha Carrier, Keziah Hartzell, Faith Riddick, Ariana Viger; Juniors — Avery Sevigny, Cloey Ledesma; Sophomores — Alexis Baltrus, Rylee Sevigny.

Key losses: Alyssa Akers, Alyvia Lee.

Promising newcomers: Abigail Gauvin (J), Autumn Freeman (F), Alana Young (F), Nora Tag (F).

What to expect: They expect to have a competitive season. The key to the season is to win the tight games. Last year they fell a couple times in close games. The goal for the Falcons is for another playoff run in 2018.

Oak Hill Raiders

Coach: Betsy Gilbert (11th year)

Class: C South; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 7-8, lost in C South quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Zoe Buteau (M), Lexi Faucher (F/M), Kaylei Robichaud (M), Cassidy Spencer (D), Breanna St. Hilaire (M), Mackenzie Thibeault (G); Juniors — Desirae Dumais (F), Angela Strout (D); Sophomores —Sophie Childs (D), Adelle Surette (F).

Key losses: Maegan Sheehy, Kiera Young.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Hayley Salger (D), Makayla Pollard (D); Sophomores — Mikiya Culp (D), Kiara Levesque (G), Mykayla Greenleaf (F); Freshmen — Amanda Beaule (F), Aliyah Donovan (M/F), Brianna Dumais (M/D), Julia Lane (F), Olivia Stagg (M/F), Cassie Stekino (F).

What to expect: Returning a strong core of a team that is competitive and driven. This year’s emphasis for Gilbert is focusing on the little things — being consistent, growing as a team unit, and working smarter on the field to increase each player’s overall knowledge of the game. Beginning the season they will focus on finding combinations that work well together and building confidence in the younger players. They hope to grow each game and play their best in October.

Oxford Hills Vikings

Coach: Cynthia Goddard (31st year)

Class: A North; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s results: 4-9-1

Returning players: Seniors — Gabby Louvat (F/B), Jessica Bickford (F), Meeka Dall (S); Juniors — Madison Day (G), Shaelyn Hanscom (B), Kori Kahkonen (B), Kate Bowen (M), Margaret Hartnett (M), Lauren Merrill (M), Megan Godbout (B), Brooke Carson (F).

Key losses: Kaisa Heikkinen, Gina Colley, Shyanne Ellis.

Promising newcomers: Juniors — Julia Colby (F), Emily Hatch (B), Marian Lawler (M), Catrina Wilson (F); Sophomore — Molly Littlefield (B).

What to expect: With their speed, teamwork and competive attitude, Goddard expects this team to give every other team in the conference a battle. At the end of the season, the hope is for the team to be in the top half of the standings and host a home playoff game.

Poland Knights

Coach: Mara Balboni (first year)

Class: B South; Conference: WMC

Last year’s results: 12-5, lost in B South final

Returning players: Seniors — Bri Doucette (F), Hwida Nawass (M); Juniors —Ashton Sturtevant (G), Faith Davis (M/B), Autumn Willis (F), Olivia Bell (F/M).

Key losses: Higia Nawass, Morgan Brousseau.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Celeste Vincent (B); Sophomore — Sophie Patenaude (F); Freshman — Ellen Marquis-Boutin (M).

What to expect: They have many upperclassmen returning this season. Although they have big holes to fill, the underclassmen and returning junior varsity players have stepped up to the plate. A fair number of returning players are also stepping up to the plate by playing a position that is new to them. They have a hard-working group that is driven toward the same goal.

Spruce Mountain Phoenix

Coach: Jane DiPompo (first year)

Class: C South; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 12-6, lost in C South regional final.

Returning players: Seniors — Brooke Buote (F), Erin McPherson (F), Emily White (F), Ashlyn Williams (F), Avery Williams (F), Julianna Doiron (M), Paige Hutton (M), Harmoney Castonguay (M), Kaitlin Buprey (M); Juniors — Emily Castonguay (F), Melissa Bamford (G), Ashley Campbell (D), Jenna Martin (D), Julia Pomeroy (D), Abby Turcotte (D); Sophomores — Hanni Johnson (F/M), Ari Armandi (F/M).

Key losses: Rylee Saunders, Morgan Dalton, Alexis Beardsley, Tanna Herlihy, Emily Goding, Mikenzie Parker, Meghan Fowler, Jen-Nay Learned, Sydney Shaffer.

Promising Newcomers: Juniors — Isabella Castonguay, Kayla Adams; Sophomore — Julianna Adams; Freshmen — Jayden Achorn, Abi Adams, Madeline Castonguay, Kaila Godbey, Paris Howes, Sam Hubbard, Jordyn Mitchell, Ella Plourde.

What to expect: This year’s team is gearing up and looking forward to a competitive year in the MVC. Emily Castonguay returns to this year’s team with the honor of being last year’s Most Valuable Offensive player and Julie Doiron for being last year’s Most Valuable Defensive player. This year’s team looks to be fast, with depth at every position. Numbers are good and enthusiasm high.

St. Dominic Academy Saints

Coach: Jen Brown (second year)

Class: C South; Conference: WMC

Last year’s results: 18-0, Class C state shampions

Returning players: Seniors — Bailey Derocher (M), Paige Cote (F), Kylie Leavitt (F), Caroline Johnson (F); Junior — Avery Greco (D), Simone Long (GK).

Key losses: Hannah Trottier-Braun, Tori Chase, Callie Samson, Eisa Lee, Lizzie Perkins, Abby Sloninia.

Promising newcomers: Seniors — Sophia Comis (F); Juniors — Mia Leslie (M).

What to expect: The team this season is young, with some brand-new players, but they have a solid backbone of upperclassmen who Brown said are all great leaders. they are striving to defend their title and build as a group as the season progresses.

Telstar Rebels

Coach: Gail Wight

Class: C South; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 0-14

Returning players: Seniors — Sarahanne Wright(HB), Emalee Harrington (M), Juniors — Perry Morton (GK), Emily Fraser (FB); Sophomores — Madisyn Buck (M), Madeline Hallett(M), Brooklyn Kimball (F), Julia Putnam (M), Jewel Smith (HB), Ava Doucette (HB).

Key losses: Kaiya Corriveau, Kat Haley, Olgine Lane, Myla Hudson, Alexis Sing

What to expect: They were young last season and will again have some freshmen playing varsity. Wight has nine freshmen that will be vying for varsity time. They are looking for that big first win, along with more scoring opportunities this season. Newcomers are very aggressive and are pushing last year’s members to work harder.

Winthrop Ramblers

Coach: Jessica Merrill (sixth year)

Class: C North; Conference: MVC

Last year’s results: 15-2-1 (lost in Class C state championship)

Returning players: Seniors — Katie Perkins (M), Moriah Hajduk (M/F), Breonna Feeney (F), Olivia Simonson (B), Hanna Caprara (B), Layne Audet (M/B), Nora Conrad (M/F), Aiva Agri (G), Devyn Taylor (F); Junior — Bryanna Baxter (M/F), Gia Francis (M/F). Sophomore — Kerrigan Anusewski (M), Lindsay Letourneau (M/B), Abbie Ross (M/B).

Key losses: Kinli DiBiase.

Promising newcomers: Junior — Sami Folsom (F). Alicia Bridges (G); Sophomore — Hannah Duley (F), Dana Lesko (M/B), Brooklyn Gaghan (F), Sydney Harrison (B), Teresa Sinak (M/B); Freshmen — Maddie Perkins (F), Lydia Rice (F).

What to expect: They return 10 starters from last year’s team, so their expectations are high this fall. They bring back a lot of senior experience and leadership. They have set the tone with a strong work ethic thus far during the preseason. Moriah Hajduk, Katie Perkins, and Kerrigan Anusewski will again anchor the midfield and look to create many opportunities offensively. They expect to be a strong team in the MVC and finish high in Class C North.

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