Last year’s record: 5-12-5

Head coach: Chris Wells (1st season, 0-0-0)

Team captains: Jacob Garfield, Sr. F

Other key players: Loch Sheridan, Jr. F; Zach Piersol, Jr. F; Will Shull, Soph. F; Brendan Locke, Sr. D; Paul Heffernan, Sr. D; Peter Santeusanio, Jr. G.

Home rink: Rockett Arena, Salem State University

Outlook: Wells takes over the Headers’ program from long-time bench boss Bob Jackson eager to help guide the squad back to the postseason after a one-year absence. Speed up front is a team strength; so is the steady play of Santeusanio (2.50 GAA, 2 shutouts last season) between the pipes. Learning the coaching staff’s new system and getting off to a strong first months are the immediate goals.


Last year’s record: 10-7-1 (Lost in Division 1 first round)

Head coach: Reese Maccario (1st season)

Team captains: Sydney Cresta, Sr., F; Caroline Kinne, Sr., D.

Other key players: Elizabeth Legget, Sr., F; Cate Delaney, Jr., F; Juliette Pierson, 8th, D; Abby Kalinowski, Jr., D; Izzy Amigo, Jr., F; Mia Salah, So., F; Grace Bertagna, Jr., G.

Home rink: Rockett Arena, Salem State University

Outlook: For the second time in as many seasons, the Lady Headers have a new boss. Reese Maccario, who played at both Marblehead and St. Mary’s Lynn in high school, takes the reins after playing in Hockey East at UConn. She inherits a team on the rise after Marblehead returned to the state tourney a year ago.

Up front, mainstay Sydney Cresta is poised to break the program’s all-time career scoring record and is a surefire league MVP candidate. Marblehead also returns three of its four regular defensemen, so if things come together the group could challenge for the Northeastern League title.


Last year’s record: 13-9 (Lost to North Andover in Division 2 North quarterfinals)

Head coach: Mike Giardi (6th consecutive season (65-43), 11th overall)

Team captains: TBA

Other key players: Billy Ackerman, Sr., G; Sean McCarthy, Jr., G; Chris Gally, Sr., G/F; Brendan Bugler, Jr., G; Sean Grady, Jr., G; Devin Romain, Sr., F; Adam Zemansky, Jr., G

Home court: Marblehead High gymnasium

Outlook: Without much size and lacking a true big man, the Magicians will rely on their speed and guard play to push the tempo. Despite losing three starters from last season, Marblehead boasts enough returning pieces and plenty of talent coming up to compete for another tournament berth.


Last year’s record: 2-17

Head coach: Jamie Callahan (2nd season)

Team captains: Darcy O’Sullivan, Sr. F; Simone Likterov, Sr. F.

Other key players: Emily Clough, So., PF; Brigette Gable, So., PG; Maddy Lowy, Jr., SG

Home court: Marblehead High gymnasium

Outlook: The Magicians were one of the youngest squads in the area last season, and while their inexperience lead to a lot of defeats they should expect to see a much improved 2018 season. Senior captains Darcy O’Sullivan and Simone Likterov are set to lead the club along with talented sophomores Emily Clough and Bridgette Gable. Also of note: Paul Moran will serve as the interim head coach at some point this season when Callahan is expected to be on maternity leave.


(co-operative team with Swampscott)

Last year’s record: 7-12

Head coach: Alex Carew and Mike Stamison (12th season)

Team captains: Michael Hopkins, So., 120.

Other key wrestlers: Andy Rosa, Sr., 220; Caden Dubiel, Jr., 170; Cole Patrick, Jr., 185; Conor O’Brien, Fr., tbd; John Cohen, So., 126.

Home gym: Swampscott High’s Lynch Fieldhouse

Outlook: Coming off one of the team’s most successful seasons to date — including their first team tournament win in the Gionet Memorial in Pelham, N.H. — the Black-and-Blue wrestling co-op between seaside towns Marblehead and Swampscott is hoping to continued improvement. Though state champion Armani Dotson was lost to graduation, the squad has a solid core of state qualifiers returning and hopes to at least match the number of grapplers they sent on last year (five).


Last year’s record: 4-3

Head coach: Brian McCarthy (19th season)

Team captains: Joe Doherty, Sr. 55; Oliver Glass, Sr. mile/Two Mile/1,000; Harry DiBartolo, Sr. Mile; Nik Karns, Sr. 55 Meter Hurdles/High Jump; Eric Faia, Sr. 55/300

Other key athletes: Richard DeCarvalho, Sr. High Jump; Chris Barone, Jr. 55; Yosef Ngowe, Jr. 300; John Lucas, Jr. Mile

Home meets held at: Marblehead High

Outlook: While the Magicians lost some talented athletes to graduation, they anticipate others to step up to fill their shoes, thus allowing the team to compete for league title once again.


Last year’s record: 4-3

Head coach: Kylynn McKinley (6th season)

Team captains: Bella Corsini, Sr. 600/1,000/Mile; Kristy Twaalfhoven, Sr. Distance

Other key athletes: Lily Gregory, Sr. 300/4x400 Relay; Caroline Johnson, Soph. Two Mile; Olivia Cleary, Jr. Mile; Tess Whalen, Soph. 1,000; Bryn Burton, Jr. 300/4x400 Relay

Home Meets held at: Marblehead High

Outlook: Hoping to show improvement from last year’s record, Marblehead returns a large group of incoming freshmen and many athletes back from last winter.


Last year’s record: 7-0 (won NEC girls championship meet and combined points for meet)

Head coach: Sue Guertin (39th season)

Team captains: Amanda Wager, Sr. all-around, breastroke; Talia Orenstein, Sr. fly; Julia Cerrutti, Sr. breast and freestyle; Lucas Perez, Sr. 200 IM, breastroke, fly; Connor Elliott, Sr. freestyle, backstroke.

Other key swimmers: Brian Coleman, Fr. fly, freestyle, backstroke; Theo Chemel, Soph. 500, backstroke; Brooke Wager, Fr. backstroke, breaststroke, 200 IM; Nate Pulido, Fr. freestyle; Morgan Taylor, Fr. backstroke; Carter Murray, Jr. diving; Cara Grazado, Sr. diving.

Home pool: Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA

Outlook: Marblehead has a number of freshmen who should help them have another successful season. Their biggest threats in the conference are always Beverly and Malden, and the Magicians are in dire need of a male diver and working on a female girl sprinter to anchor the girls’ relays.

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