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Friday, November 26, 2010


CCHS boys varsity soccer team repeats as state champion

Boys soccer

Carlisle members of the championship team are (left to right) Will Toczylowski, Griffin Creighton, Bennett Simonton, Cam McGrory, Stowe Simonton, Steven Van Sicklen and Brendan Nunan (Photo by Mac Creighton)

The end of the boys soccer team’s fall season marked the end of yet another unbelievably successful year for the talented team. A CCHS varsity soccer team has qualified for the Massachusetts state tournament for 26 years in a row, and the current team has won the tournament for two years in a row. Of the fifteen seniors this season, senior varsity boys from Carlisle included Cam McGrory (goalkeeper), Griffin Creighton (forward), Will Toczylowski (midfielder), and Bennett Simonton (defender). Unfortunately, Toczylowski, who is considered by many to be the epitome of Concord-Carlisle soccer, broke his leg toward the end of the season and could not play in the championship.

This season began with a tie against Acton-Boxborough, and the team then went on to fifteen straight wins, including a 2-1 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury during the Kicks for Cancer game at Concord-Carlisle. The boys then claimed four victories during the EMASS North tournaments, culminating in a victory over Canton for the EMASS championship. Last Saturday they beat Nipmuc 2-1 for the state championship. Their final record for the 2010 season was 21-1-1.


Senior Griffin Creighton at the championship game. (Photo by Mac Creighton)

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