EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of our previews of Andover High’s fall sports teams. Part 3, featuring field hockey, girls volleyball and girls cross country will run next week.
2020 record: 1-3-2
Coach Jim Saalfrank: (12th year, 85-91-40)
Returning starters (7): Jackson Brown, Sr., forward; Emerson Lund, Sr., midfield; Aidan Magner, Sr. forward; John Walsh, Sr. defense; Tyler Ardito, Sr., midfield; Gannon Sylvester, Sr., goalie; Nik Previte, Jr., midfield
Returning lettermen: Luke Sintros, Sr., forward; Matt Haney, Jr., defense; Charlie Higgins, Jr., defense; Jacob Srivastava, Jr., midfield; Will Spellman, Jr., midfield; John Bessette, Jr., defense/midfield
Promising newcomers: Cal Arnold, Sr., defense; Leo Blanco, Sr., midfield; Luke Haslam, Sr., defense/midfield; Owen Chanthaboun, Sr., forward; Brian Gibson, Sr., forward; Marco Cerbone, Sr., defense; Caden O’Brien, Jr., defense; Enzo Masters, Jr., midfield; Aidan Holland, Jr., midfield; Ali Kamal, Jr., midfield; Nil Castro-Rovira, Jr., goalie
Fast Facts: The Golden Warriors have opened the season 1-1-1. ... Jackson Brown is coming off a big American Legion baseball season after missing most of the high school season with an injury. ... Owen Chanthaboun was All-MVC in volleyball in the spring.
2020 record: 2-2-2
Coach Meghan Matson: (18th year, 182-87-55)
Returning starters (6): Tri-captain Lauren Adams, Sr., midfield; Tri-captain Dylan Troy, Sr., midfield; Morgan Shirley, Sr., midfield; Kaitlyn Crowley, Sr., goalie; Ashley Sheldon, Jr., defense; Ainsley Napolitano, Jr., goalie
Returning lettermen: Aimee Lu, Sr., forward; Samantha Jenney, Jr., midfield; Tri-captain Morgan Nusky, Sr., defense; Vi Quan Bach, Jr., forward (injured)
Promising newcomers: Maddy Zugel, Sr., defense; Anika Booth, Sr., forward; Peyton Levental, Sr., defense; Bethany O’Toole, Sr., midfield; Lindsey Balfour, Jr., midfield; Ainsley Khatchadurian, Jr., defense; Maggie Mullen, Jr., midfield; Kielan Dennehy, Jr., defense; Kathleen Yates, Jr., midfield; Charlotte Weiner, Jr., midfield; Hannah Jordan, Jr., forward; Sophia Gaetano, Jr., midfield; Katie Ambrose, Jr., midfield; Catherine Linehan, Soph., defense; Michaela Buckley, Soph., defense; Ari Schwinn-Clanton, Frosh., forward
Odds and ends: Andover opened 1-0-0. ... Hannah Jordan scored in the season-opening 1-0 win over Tewksbury. ... Letterman Vi Quan Bach is out for the season with another knee injury. ... Talented freshman Ari Schwinn-Clanton is the sister of 2019 Tribune MVP Olivia Schwinn-Clanton. ... Ashley Sheldon has played almost every minute of every game since freshman year. ... Aimee Lu is in Andover’s show choir. ... Returning goalies Ainsley Napolitano and Kaitlyn Crowley split time in net last season. ... Maggie Mullen is the goalie for the girls hockey team.
Boys Cross Country
2020 season: 1-4
Top returnees: Matt Serrano, Sr.; DJ Walsh, Sr.; Pat McCarthy, Sr.; Kevin DeMichaelis Sr.; Michael Brown Sr.; Jacob Chisholm Jr.;
Promising newcomers: Colin Kirn, Jr.; Noah Parsons, Jr.; Leo Ackerman, Jr.; Teddy Salamone, Jr.
Fast facts: Junior Colin Kim, in his first year of cross country, was a member of the 4x800 team that was third at All-State in the spring.
Coach Sue Kiley (4th year): “This team has clearly been working hard all summer; they are looking to have a very competitive season.”