Last year’s record: 13-6-6 (won Division 3 North title; lost in Division 3 state semifinals)

Head coach: Gino Faia (19th season, 160-183-32)

Team captains: Zach Elwell, Sr. F; Casey Williamson, Sr. D; Conor Donovan, Jr. F (asst. captain); Drew Olivieri, Jr. F (asst. captain)

Other key players: Chris Barnes, Jr. D; Griffin Bruhm, Soph. D; Victor Kratik, Sr. G.

Home rink: Rockett Arena, Salem State University

Outlook: The Donovan-Olivieri-Elwell line remains intact from a season ago, moving up from the No. 2 unit to the top trio. Swampscott will have lots of new faces elsewhere (with Kratik back after taking last year off) and be learning on the fly both up front and on defense. The Big Blue have won 33 games combined the past two seasons and would love to put together another postseason qualifier this winter.


Last year’s record: 4-16

Head coach: Justin Fucile (2nd season)

Team captains: Max Pegnato, Sr. F; Jake Goldman, Sr. G; Jackson Byrne, Sr. F.

Other key players: Andrew Augustin, Soph. G.

Home court: Swampscott High gymnasium

Outlook: Swampscott hopes to improve on last season and make it into the state tournament. Head coach Justin Fucile is excited about the competitiveness and energy early on, and the Big Blue’s strong returning core could help them reach their goal.


Last year’s record: 9-11 (Did not qualify for playoffs)

Head coach: Katelyn Leonard (5th season, 41-42)

Team captains: Nikki Rosa, Sr. G; Grace DiGrande, Sr. PF; Katie Watts, Jr. G

Other key players: Ella Spraugue, Soph. SG

Home court: Swampscott High gymnasium

Outlook: The Big Blue had a disappointing end to 2017-18 when they lost eight of their last 11 games to ultimately miss the playoffs. This time around, they should be expected to bounce back behind seasoned captains Nikki Rosa, Grace DiGrandre and Katie Watts. Sophomore Ella Sprague, who averaged a tick over seven points per game last year, should see an increase in minutes as well.


(co-operative team with Marblehead)

Last year’s record: 7-12

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

Team captains: Michael Hopkins, Soph., 120 lbs.

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

Home gym: Swampscott High’s Lynch Field House

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 continue to improve. Though state champion Armani Dotson was lost to graduation, the squad has a solid core of state qualifies returning and hopes to at least match the number of grapplers they sent on last year (five).


Last year’s record: 6-1

Head coach: Brian Kirkland (3rd season, 11-3)

Team captains: To be named

Other key athletes: Joe Varghese, Sr. High Jump/55 Meter High Hurdles; Reece Klusza, Sr. 1,000/Mile; Harry Katz, Sr. Distance; Kyle Lenihan, Sr. 300/4x400 Relay; Isaac Andre, Sr. 55; Jacob Culliton, Sr. 4x400; Luke Holmes, Sr. 600/4x400

Home meets held at: Swampscott High

Outlook: The Big Blue expect to have another solid season while relying on senior leadership. The numbers and interest inn the program continue to grow, adding more depth in events across the board.


Last year’s record: 7-0 (Northeastern Conference South champiOns)

Head coach: Joe Tenney (19th season)

Team captains: To be named

Other key athletes: Ashley Marston, Sr. Middle Distance; Amelia Groothius, Sr. Middle Distance; Haley LaKind, Sr. Distance; Chloe Howe, Sr. Distance; Meredith Zimmer, Sr. Hurdles; Charlotte Andrews, Jr. High Jump/Hurdles; Gigi Dishman, Jr. Distance; Leonie Flacke, Jr. Distance; Olivia King, Fr. Distance; Haley Sampson, Soph. Sprints; Molly Frauenhotz, Sr. Sprints; Paige Kennedy, Fr. Sprints

Home meets held at: Swampscott High

Outlook: Seniors helping out their younger teammates should help to lead to more success this season for the Big Blue.