Friday, June 24, 2005
CCHS girls spring sports '05
Carlisle girls shine in track and field
The girls track and field team had many wonderful individual performances this season. With contributions from a large group of Carlisle athletes, the girls varsity team placed fifth at the league meet at the end of the season. Freshman Arley Donovan had a great first season debuting in the 100m and 200m events. Donovan was also a member of the 4x100m relay that ran at the Eastern Massachusetts divisional meet (EMASS). Sophomore Olivia Cooney had a great season proving herself as one of the top 800-meter runners on the team. At the varsity Dual County League Championship, Cooney placed fourth overall. Cooney also qualified for the EMASS with a personal best of 2:30.9.
In addition, Cooney was a member of the 4x800m relay that qualified for EMASS. Overall, Cooney has made great improvements this season and has consistently dropped her times and has been a strong member of the team. Estelle Faulkner was also a sophomore varsity member who made huge improvements this season. Faulkner ran the one-mile this season and ran in the varsity DCL Championship. Sophomore Tess Guttadauro had an amazing season, placing seventh at the varsity DCL meet in the javelin and qualified for EMASS. This is Tess's second year throwing javelin. She has already been named "Most Valuable Girl Thrower" by her teammates.
Sophomore Maia Reed had a breakthrough season in the pole vault event. Reed was the number one girl vaulter on the team who also qualified for EMASS with a personal best of 7'0''. Junior Cassi Knight, despite a limiting hip injury, had a great start to the season, and earned herself a varsity letter and had one of the leading times in the 800m. Junior Elise Lehotsky ran the 100m and 300m hurdles and proved herself to be talented at both. Lehotsky was the top 100m hurdler who placed eighth at the DCL Championship. Junior Laura Scholten had a great season, improving in her discus and javelin distances. Scholten was also a 100m high hurdler and worked consistently hard in practice and in meets.
Junior Jill McElligott also had a consistent season as a 400m and 200m
runner and was also a 4x400m relay member. Along with Kathie Nyholm,
Alexandria Alberto, Emily Cote and Caitlin Holland, McElligott's relay
team qualified for EMASS and placed third at the meet moving them on
to the All-State meet. The 4x400m relay team comprised of McElligott,
Alberto, Holland and Nyholm also broke the school record with a time
Senior captain Caitlin Holland had a great season in addition to her relay involvement. Holland had the second-best 400m time on the team with a time of 62.0. She also ran the 300m hurdles, placed second at the DCL Championship meet and qualified for EMASS. At the EMASS meet Holland placed fourth, which moved her on to the All-State meet. In addition, Holland has the #2 fastest 300m hurdle time at CCHS. On the junior varsity squad the team was always dominant as a result of the large number of energetic newcomers. Freshman Andrea Fine brought her cross-country talent to the track running in the one-mile event. Nicola Carey debuted this season, making her a member of the throwers as well as fellow freshman Emily Holzman.
Freshmen Elise Lamoreaux, Krissy Morgan and Lena Shubina made good additions to the sprinting team. Junior Danielle Geoffrey ran primarily the 100m and 200m events this season and was often a strong sprint relay member.
The CCHS track and field 400 x 4 relay team broke the school record at the Eastern Mass. Track and Field Tournament at Westford Academy. From Carlisle they include Captain Caitlin Holland and Captain-elect Jill McElligott, from Concord, Kathy Nyholm and former Carlislean Alexandria Alberto.
Girls tennis players head toward a state title
The girls tennis team has made significant accomplishments on their way to reclaiming their state title. Key players on the team have been senior captains Kelsey Stone and Shivani Dave. Both are the #1 and #2 singles players on the team. Dave has been named a Boston Globe All-Scholastic athlete for four years. Dave also won the State Individuals Title last season. Stone has been a Boston Globe All-Scholastic athlete for three years. Both Dave and Stone have been four-year varsity athletes and strong leaders on the team. Sophomores Tasha Stone and Amanda Arthur have been a consistent first doubles pair on the team. The pair has already gone undefeated in the second round of the State Championship. Stone was also named a Boston Globe All-Scholastic athlete. With these strong players and a number of other teammates supporting them, the team looks forward to great end of the season at the State Tournament.
The girls tennis team reclaimed their State title on Saturday, June 18.
Strong season for girls lacrosse
The girls lacrosse team had a strong season with the leadership of eight talented seniors. Although there were only two captains on the team, the older players were also helpful in welcoming and encouraging their newer teammates. Carlisle lacrosse player Sam O'Keefe was one of these athletes. This was O'Keefe's second year on the varsity team. She won "Rookie of the Year" for her first season. O'Keefe was an incredibly positive team player and consistent starter at the center and attack wing position. In addition, she scored a total of thirteen goals this season. O'Keefe was also known for her aggressive offense skills, attributed to her basketball career. Lacrosse coach Shelley Hull recalls making a play in a game that was similar to a basketball play. Hull explains that O'Keefe's athleticism in her two other varsity sports help her play great in lacrosse games. Overall, the lacrosse team had an extremely competitive season. With a record of 6-7-3 the team fell into some very tough matches with other teams in the Dual County League. The team was only three points shy of making it to the State Tournament, due to a cancelled match with Andover. Although there are eight seniors leaving, Coach Hull is positive that the younger players who have gotten experience this past spring will step up to fill the void.
Girls softball undefeated in DCL
The girls varsity softball team had a great regular season with the support system of five strong Carlisle athletes. Senior Eva Jellison was on the team for four years and was the starter center fielder. Jellison had a guiding and leading presence on the young team and had contagious energy in both practice and games. Jellison was also included in the batting order and had a great batting average to top it off. Junior Sam Luther returned to the varsity team for her third consecutive season and was a starter for right field. Luther was known for her high intensity in games.
Junior Abby Rolando had also been on the varsity team for three years and played second base. Both Luther and Rolando were strong slappers and consistently started off the batting order in games. Sophomore Eliza Jacobellis returned for her second year at the shortstop position. Jacobellis was one the best infielders who always got to the ball quickly and aggressively. In addition, Jacobellis was third in the batting order for games. Fellow sophomore Lisa DeBruzzi also had a great second season as the starting catcher. DeBruzzi was a great communicator on the team and was often fourth in the batting line-up.
In the Dual County League season the team went undefeated, and had
a regular season record of 17-3. The team also played 86 consecutive
innings without giving up a run in their regular season. Surprisingly,
the team fell short in the State Tournament losing to Central Catholic
in the starting round. However, next season the young team will only
be losing three starting seniors, and although they will be missed,
the team will certainly rise to the challenge again.
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