Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 11, 2013

On the Hunt

Senior defender Hunt a driving force behind girls soccer team


No relation, just friends

Hunt may share a name and athletic success with former Andover High and current Northeastern University baseball pitcher Dustin Hunt and his sister, former Golden Warrior and now Brooks School softball pitcher Cassandra Hunt, but that’s where the connection ends. Mae is not related to the siblings

They are, however, close friends.

Girls soccer

2012 record: 9-5-4, lost in Division 1 North preliminaries

Returning starters (8): Emily Van Antwerp, Sr., midfield; Sarah Van Antwerp, Sr., defense; Sophie Draper, Sr., defense; Emily Wilson, Sr., keeper; Mae Hunt, Sr., defense; Courtney Grygiel, Jr., forward; Lily Puccia, Jr., midfield; Veronica Alois, Soph., forward

Returning lettermen: Emily Masterson, Sr., keeper; Maddy Pollack, Sr., midfield; Sara Rehman, Sr., forward; Julia Manty, Jr., midfield; Caitlin Patten, Jr., defense; Carissa Reming, Jr., defense; Meredith Van Antwerp, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Jackie Drew, Sr., defense; Laura McNaughton, Sr., forward; Hannah Ameen, Jr., midfield; Kailey Cullen, Jr., midfield; Jillian Gamache, Jr., forward; Emily O’Hara, Soph., forward; Brianna Knight, Soph., defense; Isabelle Russo, Soph., midfield

Candidates: 90

Captains: Emily Van Antwerp, Sarah Van Antwerp, Lily Puccia, Courtney Grygiel

Returning goal leaders: Veronica Alois, 7; Sara Rehman, 3

Returning honorees: Lily Puccia, All-MVC; Sara Rehman, Emily Van Antwerp, Sarah Van Antwerp and Veronica Alois, MVC All-Stars

Head coach: Meghan Matson (10th year, 107-43-32)

Assistants: Julia Paone; Jen Hagopian, JV; Stacey Consiglio, Freshmen

Odds and ends: Courtney Grygiel returns this season after missing all of last year with a torn ACL. ... Emily, Sarah and Meredith Van Antwerp are sisters.

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