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Previews: Class A

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:16 am
by Tom Nolette
MPA Bulletin
http://www.mpa.cc/images/bulletins/bull ... hockey.pdf

CLASS A TEAMS
660+
NORTH
1. Lewiston (1428)
2. Bangor (1129)
3. Oxford Hills (1050)
4. Edward Little (982)
5. Skowhegan (777)
6. Messalonskee (759)
7. Brunswick (746)
8. Mt. Ararat (734)
9. Hampden (718)
10. Mt. Blue (669)
11. Camden Hills (667)
12. Cony (667)

SOUTH
1. Thornton (1412)
2. Bonny Eagle (1100)
3. Deering (1086)
4. Sanford (1000)
5. Scarborough (1021)
6. Windham (1004)
7. Massabesic (985)
8. Portland (970)
9. South Portland (892)
10. Noble (835)
11. Gorham (823)
12. Biddeford (784)
13. Marshwood (781)
14. Westbrook (743)
15. Falmouth (696)
16. Kennebunk (678)

Re: Previews: Class A

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:17 am
by WFVX
Skowhegan field hockey looks to build on dynasty in 2017

..."Last year we won it [Class A] in fourth place and a lot of people sort of wrote us off and I don't think my kids ever write themselves off," Indians head coach Paula Doughty said.

"We always have the attitude that we can do it. We never say, 'we can't' it's kind of like a rule, don't say 'can't' because anything is possible," senior left back Alex Vashon said.

Doughty got her 504th win after beating Massabesic 2-1 in the Class A State Championship Game last year. A two-time national coach of the year, Doughty is far and away the best coach in Maine.

http://www.foxbangor.com/sports/item/21 ... ty-in-2017

Re: Previews: Class A

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:10 am
by JT
Young Trojans looking to step up for TA field hockey

...“We’re definitely young, we lost seven starters. I would say the biggest impact has been losing my entire backfield,” said TA coach Lori Smith. “We lost three solid starters including Grace Decker who is northeast All-Region for New England. The young players definitely have big shoes to fill there. We haven’t quite figured that out yet this preseason but we’ve been trying a lot of new players there.”

Although the roster is not yet solidified, Smith has liked what she has seen in some of the younger Trojans, and is confident that her freshman will rise to the challenge ahead.

“I was impressed with a few of them and how they played at the Yarmouth play day, but we also have some learning to do. The focus of practice every day this year will be getting better so that hopefully we’re playing our best hockey in October when it counts,” said Smith. “I have no qualms with putting freshman on my varsity team. I think that contributed to us having a consistently competitive program so they’re young but they get that exposure early … it usually pays off. Getting younger kids on the team early also gives us more returners, we have 11 returners with varsity minutes.”

http://www.journaltribune.com/news/2017 ... _hock.html

Re: Previews: Class A

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:56 am
by Forecaster
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by Forecaster
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by Forecaster
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Re: Previews: Class A

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:22 am
by Fosters
Foster's Field Hockey Capsules - Class A

MARSHWOOD
Outlook: The Hawks were right on the doorstep of a regional championship last season. Now, after turning over a veteran core of seniors, Marshwood comes back without a single senior on the varsity roster. ... The Hawks also have a new coach in Williams, after Lisa Truesdale stepped down this offseason after 11 seasons. ... The true varsity experience on this team will be light, but it starts with Glidden, who will be the go-to scorer on offense. Dube’s another experienced player who returns in the midfield, along with Hasty. ... Marshwood opens at home against Gorham on Thursday.


NOBLE
Outlook: The Knights return intact and will have plenty of experience with nine seniors on the roster. ... Aleva, Sanger and Cheever will anchor the defense, which is typically a strength for Noble. The Mayotte sisters will likely alternate in goal, at least to start the season. ... Lessard has been moved from midfield to forward to bolster the attack. Silver, Sprague and Dyer will also be asked to contribute offensively. ... Noble opens at home Thursday against Massabesic.

http://www.fosters.com/sports/20170828/ ... ng-reports