Girls Soccer

2007 Girls Soccer All-Stars

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ALYSSA ACCOMANDO, Beverly, Sr., Midfield One of the Panther captains who had a significant role in the BHS seniors making the postseason for the first time in five years ... Had 7 goals and 5 assists ... 2006 team MVP ... Scored two goals off free kicks ... Undecided between Division 2 and 3 on college choices as they pertain to soccer ... 3.96 GPA ... Ranked 24th in class.

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Girls Soccer, 12/31/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Andover soccer coach's remarkable journey to success

Before he found success at North Andover, girls soccer coach Bud McCarthy served in the Marines. A 1969 car accident, which left him with seven broken ribs and a broken leg, nearly killed him.1 Photo

Kevin "Bud" McCarthy keeps the portrait in his wallet. It's stained and yellowed, but the gold buttons on his uniform are still bright.

Could it really be him?

If you didn't believe that McCarthy a man known for his wit, charm and empathy, was a marine, the photograph proves it.

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Girls Soccer, 12/23/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

H-W senior soccer players help coach special needs youngsters

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Nora Einhorn, Emily Helming, Juliana Martinez and Niles Batchelder have a few things in common. They're all seniors in high school, attend Hamilton-Wenham Regional, and are all pretty strong soccer players.

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Girls Soccer, 11/26/07 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

MIAA needs to correct its tournament-pairing process

Throw out the current Massachusetts high school tournament structure, a system based solely on winning percentage for the way teams qualify for and are seeded in the state tournament.

The idea behind seeding teams is to reward the best teams with the easiest draw so that fans can see the best matchups at the end of each sectional.

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Girls Soccer, 11/07/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Robinson's neighborhood a happy place

Bree Robinson has overcome an ankle injury to lead Pinkerton soccer into the Class L state final for the second time in three seasons.1 Photo

Bree Robinson didn't expect this. She figured Pinkerton wouldn't be contending for a Class L title this fall. "Truthfully," the senior striker said, "I thought next year was going to be a great year."

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Girls Soccer, 11/01/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Dynamic duo paces Andover

Admittedly, Alex Bengston is as outgoing as they come. She's not quite at Jonathan Papelbon's level yet, but she isn't afraid to let loose. Just ask her.

"I talk a lot," she said, "so people know a lot about me." Jess Morrow, on the other hand, works silently. "She directs things quietly," Andover High girls coach Meghan Matson said.

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Girls Soccer, 11/01/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Morrow, Styrczula named MVPs in MVC

Led by co-MVP Jess Morrow, Andover ruled the all-Merrimack Valley Conference girls soccer team.

Morrow, a junior midfielder who leads the Golden Warriors with 15 goals, shared Large School MVP honors with Kirsten Chirichetti of Billerica. Andover led all teams with four All-MVC players. The others were junior Alexandra Bengston and seniors Erica Leber and Camille Fantini.

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Girls Soccer, 10/31/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Coaches' Corner: Anne Marinaro

Anne Marinaro has been a fixture in the Merrimack Valley since the late 1980s, when she starred for the Andover High (Eagle-Tribune All-Star in 1989-90) and University of Maine soccer teams.

Back then, you knew her as Anne Murnane. That was before she married her high school sweetheart, Joe Marinaro, an Andover football great who went on to become a three-year starting lineman at the University of Michigan.

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Girls Soccer, 10/24/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Sisters galore in Salem High girls soccer program

From left, sisters Michelle and Gabrielle Stanley, Kristin and Audrey Wyke, Melissa and Molly Ryan, Monique and Janelle Gallant and Meghan and Amanda Wilkins all play in the Salem (Mass.) High School soccer program.1 Photo

Kristin Wyke has college plans that don't include varsity soccer. The Salem High senior goalkeeper is most likely to continue in either club or intramurals in college, perhaps even playing lacrosse instead.

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Girls Soccer, 10/23/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Local teams vying for tournament berth must finish strong

Ahh, the glory of October high school soccer. Now that the shadows are creeping out much earlier in the day, each goal seems to matter that much more. And with only a week and a half remaining before the end of the season, the time to figure out which teams will be making their post season appearances is upon us.

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Girls Soccer, 10/18/07 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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