Last year’s record: 5-15
Head coach: Alan Laroche (9th season)
Team captains: Zack Long, Sr., G; Cowan McCormick, Sr., G/F; Alex Bruhm, Sr. F/C.
Other key players: Christian Lavasseur, Sr., F; Jason Finkst, Jr., G; Ben Yanakakis, Jr., G; Isaiah Morrissey, Jr., F/G
Home court: Elliott Roundy Gymnasium, Ipswich
Outlook: The Tigers have all the tools in place to get back to the tournament this season and Laroche hopes they can make a run. Ipswich has solid team chemistry on both sides of the ball with a number of players returning.
Last year’s record: 4-14
Head coach: Chris Tolios (1st full season; went 1-4 as interim head coach last season)
Team captains: Deirdre O’Flynn, Sr., Center; Anna Davis, Jr., Center; Katherine Noftall, Jr., Guard
Other key players: Cate Phypers, Jr., Foward; Cassidy King, Jr., Guard; Sydney Doolan, Jr., Foward; Tatum Galuski, So., Guard
League: Cape Ann League
Home court: Doug Woodworth Court at Elliott Roundy Gymnasium
Outlook: “We’ll have to overcome the season-ending knee injury to Anna Davis who lead the team in points and rebounds last year,” said Tolios. “Captain Katherine Noftall and other returning players will look to carry the offensive load, but you can expect us to be a scrappy defensive-minded team that puts pressure on their opponents and disrupts their offensive sets.”
Last year’s record: 0-6
Head coach: Nancy Lindquist (6th season)
Team captains: Adam Calnan, Sr., backstroke/breaststroke; Carolina Ivanov, Sr., breaststroke; Chris Phillips, breaststroke.
Other key swimmers: Zach Forni, Jr., fly/free; Brendan Hopping, Soph., backstroke; Joanna Mullen, Jr., free; Elsa Anderson, Soph., utility; Sandy Colameta, Fr.; Madeleine Cormier, Fr., fly; Melanie Powers, Fr., backstroke.
Home pool: Ipswich YMCA
Outlook: The Tigers had a pair of wins at the junior varsity last season and hope to have that carryover to the varsity squad this winter behind a group of younger swimmers that have talented and maturity in the pool. Head coach Nancy Lindquist is looking forward to a very competitive season.
BOYS INDOOR TRACK
Last year’s record: 5-5 (Cape Ann League Baker champions)
Head coach: Marty Binette (6th season, 28-20)
Captains: Kellen Waters, Sr., Distance, Nate Rogers, Sr., High Jump; Max Duffield, Sr., 600; Sam FitzPatrick, Jr., Hurdles
Other key athletes: Mike D’Agostino, Sr., Sprints; Tyler Whynott, Sr., Middle Distance; Jack DeMarco, Soph., Distance
Home meets held at: Ipswich High
Outlook: Led by their experienced athletes including who is one again one of the best distance runners in the league, and D’Agostino, one of the top sprinters, the Tigers should compete for the CAL Baker’s top spot once again.
GIRLS INDOOR TRACK
Last year’s record: 5-4-1
Head coach: Marty Binette (5th season, 34-5-1)
Captains: Maddie O’Brien, Sr., Distance; Brianna Terry, Sr., Shot Put; Rayna Duffield, Jr., Distance; Olivia St. Peter, Jr.m Sprints; Maddie Wilson, Jr., 600
Other key players: Nadja Ueckert-LaPlante, Jr., Distance; Jesse Harrington, Jr., Hurdles
Home meets held at: Ipswich High
Outlook: A young team with lots of inexperience, this will be a learning season for the Tigers. Many underclassmen will be asked to contribute to a squad that is large ni numbers.