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Sports Special

April 10, 2013

Masconomet 2013 Spring Sports Previews


Last year’s record: 10-11 (Lost in Division 2 North first round)

Head coach: T.J. Baril (First season at Masco, 90-54 at Swampscott)

Captains: Speros Varinos, Sr., SS/P; Tommy Budrewicz, Jr., OF/P; Greg Jain, Sr., P.

Key Returnees: Josh Griffith, Sr., IF; Dylan Amore, Sr., C; Joe Klingensmith, Jr., IF; Mike Manni, So., C; Zach Duval, So., C; Edison Thayer, Sr., 1B/OF.

Strengths: Defense and work ethic. Varinos is excellent at shortstop and the Chieftains have speed in the outfield. They’d also embraced the new coaching staff and have attacking practices with in-game mentality.

Concerns: Experience. Masconomet has five seniors, three of them returning starters, but graduated their 3-4 hitters and their No. 1 starter on the mound.

Coach’s Outlook: “The kids are getting a good understanding of how aggressive we want to be and they’re excited about that. They’ve been really attentive and they’re ready to go. As a staff, we feel fortunate to be here and we want to continue the success Masco has had.”


Last year’s record: 17-4 (lost to Andover in Division 1 first round)

Head coach: Mike Gibeley (2nd season)

Captains: Rachel Shamon, Sr., P; Erin Campbell, Sr., IF; Sammie Martin, Sr., CF.

Key Returnees: Alex Mendelsohn, Jr., OF/C; Maddie Kelly, Jr., 3B/OF; Julianna Kostas, Jr., IF.

Strengths: Pitching.

Concerns: Tougher schedule.

Coach’s Outlook: “We have a very good group of committed, talented young athletes who are focused on working hard.”


Last year’s record: 17-5 (lost to Needham, 9-8, in the East Div. 1 quarterfinals)

Head coach: Tom Cobb (14th season)

Captains: Dylan Mann, Sr. LSM/faceoff; Tighe Van Lenten, Sr. G.

Key Returnees: Aiden Sears, Jr. D; Corey Tines, So. D; Trevor Surette, Sr. M; Henry Behrens, So. M; Harry Cwik, Jr. M; Ben Hoesley, Jr. A; Cam Jung, So. A; Max Craig, Jr. A

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