Friday, June 29, 2007
CCHS girls spring sports round-up
Track and field
The CCHS Girls Varsity Track and Field Team completed another excellent season finishing fourth in the Dual County League (DCL). Girls of all ages helped earn the record of 5-3-0. With more than 150 girls and boys on the team, 36 athletes qualified for the Eastern Massachusetts (EMass) Meet, a big accomplishment for those individuals. Senior Maia Reed has been a valuable pole vaulter and high hurdler for the past four years. This year, she qualified for EMass where she placed 17th with her jump of 7'6".
In only her second year on the team, Liz Isenstein placed 15th in the finals at EMass for javelin with throws measuring 93'4" and 96'5". Due to an early-season injury, co-captain senior Tess Guttadauro was unable to continue her prior years' success in throwing events, yet she contributed by training and supporting underclassmen.
With four years of dedication and reliability, Olivia Cooney was an active member of the distance team. Other distance runners included senior Estelle Faulkner and her sister Liza, a sophomore. Liza has already competed in the EMass finals running the mile in 5:50 and 5:47. Theresa Fritz-Endres is another sophomore who was key to the distance team's success by running the two-mile race in the EMass meet in 12:35. Junior Arley Donovan competed in he 200 m race in EMass with an outstanding time of 27.74 seconds. Sam Dweck, a versatile contributor to the team, competed in the 100 m hurdles and triple jump at EMass, finishing fifth in the 100 m hurdles. With the help of these athletes, the team finished third in the EMass meet, behind Tewksbury and Central Catholic-Lawrence.
Although the team will be losing a number of talented seniors, Coach Lane remains hopeful given the return of many promising underclassmen. Among these future successors are freshman Kati Learner, who has already qualified for EMass with a time of 2:31 in the 800 m race, and junior Nicola Carey, who is ready to continue Guttadauro's and Isenstein's excellence in throwing events. 2008 promises to be another strong year.
The CCHS Varsity Softball Team finished a remarkable regular season 20-0, placing first in the Dual County League (DCL). For a review of the team's remarkable season and interviews with the Carlisle seniors and Coach Lisa McGloin, see "Concord-Carlisle softball: a team to remember," Mosquito, June 22, page 1. Although five essential seniors will be leaving, the team hopes to remain competitive in the DCL.
After a rocky start, the lacrosse team made a miraculous comeback and made it to the state tournament for the first time since 2003. The team worked their way from a record of 0-4-1 to end the regular season with a record of 8-7-1 finishing fourth in the DCL. Coach Alison Furey comments, "We got off to a slow start this season, but we were able to pull together." A key member to the success of the team was senior co-captain Sarah Robinson who was the third leading scorer with 28 goals and nine assists. Sophomores Siobhan Galligan and Kate Hitchner also contributed to the team's offense and Coach Furey looks forward to seeing their improvement over the next two years. Junior Kate Ostrowski helped goalie Lindsay Underwood maintain a save percentage of over .500 as third-man defense.
The CCHS Varsity Girls Lacrosse team was seeded 11th going into the MIAA Division 1 state tournament. The team came together to defeat sixth-seeded Salem, 17-7 in the first round of the tournament. A tough 18-9 loss to Andover in the second round of the tournament ended the team's memorable journey. A significant accomplishment for the girls was earning the DCL's sportsmanship award. Next year the team will lose a large group of seniors, but with increasing interest in lacrosse, the coaches will have many athletes to choose from to build another great team.
Despite the absence of any Carlisle girls, the all Concord-based CCHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team finished their regular season with a record of 14-4, well representing the Concord-Carlisle High School's athletic excellence. The Division 1 team was ranked ninth in the state. In the MIAA Division 1 State tournament, the team made it to the semifinals where they experienced a tough loss to Newton-South. Four of the six seniors on the team this year were starters, which will make next year a rebuilding year yet hopefully another successful one with a promising force of underclassmen. The team was led by head coach Doc Furey and assistant coach Brad McGrath.
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