SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 11, 2012

Marblehead High Winter Sports Capsules 2012-13


The Salem News

---- — BOYS HOCKEY

Last season: 8-12-2 (NEC South champions, lost to Rockport in Division 3 North quarterfinals)

Head coach: Bobby Jackson (7th year, 83-47-11)

Key returnees: Liam Gillis, Jr. D; Zac Cuzner, Sr. D; Trevor Gelineau, Jr. D; Nick Perry, Sr. D; Ian Maag, Sr. C; Ty Bates, Sr. RW; Tom Koopman, Jr. LW; Dean Fader, Jr. C; Myles Barry, Jr. G; Joe Newall, Jr. LW; Erik Powers, Jr. LW; Trevor Jones, Sr. LW; Cam Rowe, Sr. C; Will Hughes, Jr. F; Aaron DeAngelo, Sr. RW; Ben Katzman, Sr. RW.

Interesting newcomers: Trip Franzese, Sr. F; Harrison Young, Jr. G; Matt Koopman, Fr. F; Kyle Koopman, Fr. F.

It’ll be a great season if: The team maintains its mental focus throughout the season and can stay healthy. The work ethic must remain strong as well; with many returning players, spread out scoring and strong play along the blue line, the Headers could put themselves in good position for a fine 2012-13 season.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Last season: 12-8-2 (GEIMHL division champs, lost in Division 1 preliminary round)

Head coach: Emily Hudak (8th year, 83-49-19)

Team captains: Rachel McKay, Jr., F; Brittany Smith, Jr., D

Other key returnees: Sabrina Doughman, Fr., G; Aly Hopkins, So., G; Meg Gray, So., F; Caroline Hughes, So., F; Hadley Woodfin, Fr., F; Emmarose Winder, Fr., F/D; Rose Callahan, 8th, D; Brittany Lydan, Fr., F; Halle McKay, 8th, F

It’ll be a great season if: The defense is there. The Lady Headers return two of their top three point-getters, but lost players that logged a ton of ice time on D. Goalies Sabrina Doughman and Aly Hopkins are a year older and have improved, so as long as Marblehead fills the gaps on D another state tourney trip could be in order.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Last season: 11-11 (lost to Melrose in Division 2 North first round)

Head coach: Wayne Hanscom (8th year)

Key returnees: Scott Temme, Sr. G; Matt Millett, Jr. G; Brooks Tyrrell, Soph. G; Spencer Craig, Soph. G.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Last season: 10-11 (lost to Gloucester in Division 2 North first round)

Head coach: Skip Likins (4th year)

SWIMMING

Last season: 8-0 (NEC champions; girls placed 3rd at states)

Head coach: Sue Guertin (22nd year)

Team captains: Harrison Rodts, Sr., all-around; Sara Daher, Sr., all-around; Kyra Crist, Sr., freestyle, butterfly; Anna Roy, Sr., all-around; Catherine Emond, Sr., sprints; Tyler Phillips, Sr., diving, sprints

Other key returnees: Sophie Zmetrovich, Soph., backstroke, butterfly; Hannah Verrette, Jr., all-around; Ryan Alexander, Jr., all-around; Jake Driscoll, Soph., freestyle; Kylie Cronin, Fr., all-around; Christopher Rodts, Jr. sprints; Charlie Seltzer, Soph., all-around

It’ll be a great season if: Even with the loss of 16 kids to graduation, this will be a strong team if the Magicians swim to their potential. Guertin says the team can’t take anything for granted, however. The Magicians will have to earn it like they have in the past.

BOYS TRACK

Last season: 6-1

Head coach: Brian Crowley (12th year)

Team captains: Nate Fowler, Sr., Mile/1000; Josh Beloff, Sr., 300/Relay; Connor Green, Sr., 55 Dash

Other key returnees: Conrad Rousseau, Jr., Hurdles/Relay; Ian McIver, Jr., 300/Relay; John Howard, Sr., Distance

It’ll be a great season if: “Everyone works hard and stays healthy,” said Crowley.

GIRLS TRACK

Last season: 6-1 (NEC North co-champs)

Head coach: Mike Toomey (4th year)

Team captains: Kelly Roland, Sr., High Jump; Mimi Goetz, Sr., Sprints/Shot Put; Jess Cowan, Sr., Distance; Steph Lundgren, Sr., Hurdles; Celina Variam, Sr., High Jump

Other key returnees: Paige Ferrucci, Jr., Middle Distance; Janaya Randall, Jr., Distance; Carlyn McGrath, Soph., Sprints; Kathleen Huber, Soph., Middle Distance; Olivia Vener, Jr., Hurdles; Anna Barrell, Soph., Distance

It’ll be a great season if: “The team comes together early. We have a big division meet right off the bat with Swampscott in the second week, and the girls will need to be ready. They beat us us the last two meets, and I know they will be ready for us. Our goal is to win the NEC South championship. Swampscott, Danvers, and Gloucester probably have the same goal.”

WRESTLING

(co-op team with Swampscott)

Last season: 0-10

Head coach: Mike Stamison (5th year)

Team captains: Jake Powell, Sr., 126 lbs.

Other key returnees: Sean Taylor, Sr., 285 lbs.; Joe Mitlin, Sr., 160; Maleek Newsome, Jr. 170; Ali Aallah, Jr. 182.

It’ll be a great season if: “We can retain newcomers and the veterans wrestle like I know they can,” said Stamison.