The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 1, 2001

Features

Star defenseman Brad Mendosa, number 20, is known for his "jaw-dropping" plays

Carlisle seniors lead CCHS teams to a successful spring sports season

The Concord-Carlisle High School spring sports teams completed another season filled with league championships and Most Valuable Player awards. Despite having to play in less than ideal conditions for most of their respective seasons, once again CCHS found itself at or near the top of the league in almost every sport. There were many stars, but many of the teams got major contributions from the Carlisle seniors.
Tim Moschini, known as the "Warrior" by his track teammates, attacks the high-jump
Track and Field

As the CCHS track teams look towards the national championships later in June, one can't help looking back on the outstanding members of the team, highlighted by Carlisle seniors Tim Moschini and Taylor Lane. Moschini, known as the "warrior" by his teammates, helped lead the team to one of the best seasons in recent memory. He excelled in the 400-meter relay as well as his best event, the pole vault. He was surprisingly adept despite running track for the first time in his life, and he will be sorely missed.



Taylor Lane propelled the girls division to the league championship with her determination and raw athletic talent. Like Moschini, she was part of the 400-meter relay and she also ran the half-mile. She came within seconds of the school record in the half-mile and blew away the competition in every race. She is not sure whether she will continue in college, but with her ability, one can only guess she will.

Boys' Lacrosse
Candice Oyer (center), star goal scorer for the girls' lacrosse team, moves down the field to helpo secure the league championship

While the boys' lacrosse team struggled at times this year, one constant bright spot was that of star defenseman Brad Mendosa. He led the team with his gritty play and jaw-dropping plays. His patented "spin-move" pass will never be forgotten by the lacrosse faithful. While he fell one vote short of All-American honors, that doesn't matter to Mendosa; he just loves to play the game.

Girls' Lacrosse

The league champion girls' lacrosse team was helped greatly this year by star goal scorer Candice Oyer. She always seemed to come up with the big goal at the right time when the team needed her the most. One teammate commented, "Candice is like the best player I have ever seen. She scores a lot." While she will leave the team next year, her number will hang from the rafters of the CCHS gym for years to come.
Pitcher Chrodnar places a wicked fastball across the plate.

Baseball

The baseball team had major contributions by third baseman Josh Davis and pitcher Chris Bodnar. Davis, known for more than his afro, led the team in home runs and was steady at third base. Coach Leone called Josh, "A good player, but an even better person. An overall great guy." Pitcher Bodnar led the team in wins and also batted leadoff. Whether he was on the mound or in center field, Bodnar always found a way to help the team win and hit bombs.

Softball

Even more dominant than the state champion girls' basketball team was the play of the softball nine. Led by All-World pitcher Michelle Daly, they finished the regular season 19-0 and ranked second in eastern Massachusetts. Besides the blazing fastball of Daly, seniors Ashley Bennett, Carly Saylor and Erin Moseley provided the team with some outstanding contributions. Bennett, one of the team's outfielders, was the big stick on the club. She always found a way to get a bat on the ball and drive in runs. "Silver Slugger Saylor" as she's called by her teammates was rock solid at third base, making only one error all season. First baseman Erin Moseley will always be remembered for her game-winning grand slam to beat rival Acton-Boxboro, but her leadership and solid fielding were a key component to their success.
All-World pitcher Michelle Daly, who also served as first baseman for the softball team, led her team to a 19-0 season.


These Carlisle seniors will be tough to replace. Their skill, competitiveness and sportsmanship will be missed, but a new group will be ready to step up and fill these big shoes.

Taylor Lane (right) helps propel the girls'
track team to the league championship

"Silver Slugger" Carly Saylor
was rock solid at third base.
Softball outfielder Ashley Bennett
takes time out between driving in runs

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