Coach:  Kiaran McCormack (first year)

Last year’s record: 4-10

 Returning letter winners: Seniors — Megan Dehetre (MF), Alicia Valente (MF), Jess Richards (FB), Lauren Trickey (FB), Sarah Pelkey (FB), Elizabeth Allen (F);   Juniors —Maggie Chaplin (MF), Katie Morency (FB), Michaela Despins (FB/MF);  Sophomores —Haylee Cote (MF), Amanda Giggey (FB/MF), Sammie Wilkens (G/MF), Taylor Darnell (F).

 Key losses: Sasha Bukovskey (FB), Taylor Damon (G), Elizabeth Lobozzo (FB), Morgan Wilson (MF), Mikkayla Mitchell (MF), Nicole Ritter (SK), Abby Ryan (FB), Kassie Wilson (MF).

Promising newcomers:   Freshman — Julia Martel (MF).

 Outlook: The Patriots improved from two wins to four last fall and hope to continue that progression. Despite losing nine seniors, GNG has 13 players back and a solid nucleus to build from.

Coach’s comment:

” The first step is to bring consistency to the girls’ program. The plan for this season is to improve our overall level of play. The focus will be on technical and tactical soccer, with the girls always being encouraged to play fast-paced flowing soccer. I believe that with this, we will become an attractive side to watch and a hard side to beat. We have a chance to surprise some teams and take staps in the right direction towards a playoff bid and then eventually a state title.” — Coach Kiaran McCormack.


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