, Salem, MA


September 5, 2013

2013 Salem News team by team volleyball previews


Coach: Craig Massey (7th season)

Last Year’s Record: 9-11

Captains: Hannah Mullarkey, Sr., libero; Hannah Wilkins, Sr., outside hitter; Kayti LeFrancois, Sr., def. specialist

Other Players to Watch: Stephanie Adorno-Martinez, Soph., setter; Codey Homan, Soph., outside hitter; Julia Florence, Sr., middle blocker.

Outlook: “We had some close losses and underachieved a bit last season, but we’ve made the state tourney two of the last three years and are looking to get back there this season,” said Massey.


Coach: Adam DeBaggis (5th season)

Last Year’s Record: 17-5 (Lost in Division 2 North quarters)

Captains: Kate Lipka, Sr., middle hitter; Gianna Pizzano, Sr., outside hitter; Jen Crovo, Sr., outside hitter; Tessa McLaughlin, Sr., setter.

Other Players to Watch: Chandler Wilder, Sr., def. specialist; Olivia Morsey, Sr., libero; Siobhan McConnell, Sr., outside hitter; Julie Ywuc, Sr., setter; Madison Camelo, Jr., middle hitter; Alexis Bedard, Jr., right side; Melissa McKenzie, Soph., right side.

Outlook: The Crusaders have 11 returnees, so there’s plenty of reason for optimism and ambition. “We want to be the best around,” said DeBaggis.


Coach: Jen Flynn (4th season)

Last Year’s Record: 8-10

Captains: Julia Fibbe, Jr., middle hitter; Leah Walsh, Sr., libero; Jaclyn Wescott, Jr., outside hitter.

Other Players to Watch: Katelyn McCarthy, Jr., setter; Tori Vivenzio, Fr., setter; Maddie O’Connor, Jr., middle hitter.

Outlook: It appears to be a growing year for the Generals, but the players look like they’re accelerating the timetable with their communication and hustle. “The kids came back in excellent volleyball shape,” said Flynn.


Coach: Lisa Keene (10th season)

Last year’s record: 17-2 (Lost in Division 1 North quarters)

Captains: Jillian DiFelice, Sr., outside hitter; Carolyn Scacchi, Sr., middle hitter; Katie Gallo, Sr., outside hitter.

Other players to watch: Olivia Summit, Sr., outside hitter; Jillian Rubin, Sr., libero; Courtney Bua, Jr., outside hitter; Sarah Hosman, Soph., setter; Emily Diezemann, Jr., middle hitter.

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