EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 3 of our previews of Andover High’s fall sports teams. Boys and girls soccer and boys cross country ran last week, and football ran two weeks ago.
Coach Maureen Noone: (24th year, 350-56-57)
2020 record: 6-0
Returning starters (5): Tri-captain Abby Miller, Sr., back; Tri-captain Lily Farnham, Sr., forward; Olivia Beucler, Sr., forward; Hailey Doherty, Sr., midfield; Tri-captain Emma Reilly, Jr., back, Tribune All-Star
Returning lettermen: Tess Gobiel, Sr., forward; Ella Brockelman, Sr., back; Kate Harris, Jr., forward; Rose MacLean, Jr., midfield; Anna Broderick, Jr., back; Adelaide Weeden, Jr., goalie
Promising newcomers: Emily Capone, Sr., back; Madeleine Harris, Sr., forward; Elise Hellmann, Sr., back; Brooke Cedorchuk, Jr., midfield; Maddy DiGiorgio, Soph., goalie; Haley Carver, Soph., forward
Odds and ends: The Golden Warriors have opened the season 3-0-1. ... The pandemic cost another powerhouse Andover squad a shot at a state title last fall. ... Leading returning scorers are Lily Farnham (8 goals in the 6 games last season), Emma Reilly (6 goals, 10 assists), and Hailey Doherty (3 goals). ... Field hockey commits are Lily Farnham (Endicott) and Hailey Doherty (Assumption). ... Emma Reilly made MaxPrep’s top 50 juniors nationally. ... Recent Assumption grad and former Andover standout Sammy Shea is new to the staff. ... Kate and Madeleine Harris are sisters. ... Assistant Laura (Dimitruk) Reid was the 2010 Tribune MVP for Andover, She played at Northeastern and just married former NU hockey player Adam Reid.
Assistants: Dan Casper, Mikayla Panneton, Bridget Morris, Laura (Dimitruk) Reid, Billy Beauchesne (JV), Sammy Shea (Frosh.)
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 2020 record: 0-5
Returning players: Olivia Foster, Sr, 5-8, OH; Ava Sipley, Sr., 5-7, S/OH; Ksenia Julie Kessler, Sr., 5-6, DS; Gabby Roldan Rodriguez, Sr., 5-4, L; Isabel Rodenberger, Sr., 5-7, OH; Sophia Miele, Jr., 5-8, OH; Lila Sipley, Jr., 5-7, DS; Marissa Kobleski, Jr., 5-10, OH
Promising newcomers: Erin Workman Soph., 5-5 DS/L ; Adrie Waldienger Soph., 5-9 OPP; Sam Daly Jr., 6-0 MB; Maddy Robertson Jr., 5-8 OH
Fast facts: After going winless last fall, Andover is off to a stellar 5-1 start this season. ... The Warriors graduated six seniors from last year’s team. ... Olivia Foster is a star pole vaulter in spring track. She is second all-time for Andover High, and will go for the school record in the spring.
Coach Jane Bergin (8th year, 111-24 plus 2020): “We will look to the youth of the program to rebuild the Warrior lineup. Players are excited and energized to play a full schedule this season.”
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
2020 season: 1-4
Top returning runners: Leila Boudries, Sr.; Juliet Sellers, Sr.; Camille Storch, Sr.; Abby Redington, Sr.; Meredith Williamson, Sr.; Mary Lonergan, Jr.; Molly Kiley, Jr.; Abby Osborne, Jr.; Aayah Mazraany, Soph.; Anika Kapadia, Soph.
Promising newcomers: Rose Tarbox, Soph.; Claire DeMersseman, Frosh.; Jane Lonergan, Frosh.
Fast facts: The Warriors had a strong turnout of 40 candidates.
Coach Sue Kiley (4th year): “I’m excited to see them compete this year; they come to practice ready to work. That drive with the talent makes for a competitive season. I think missing real competition feel/meets last year in pandemic has made us all appreciate this season even more.”