Cape Elizabeth spring preview



Coach: Chris Hayward

Last year’s record: 8-10

Players to watch: Adam Danielson, Derek Laflin, Andrew Guay, Ryan Boyington, Zach Breed, Matt Rand, Ezra Wolfinger, Will Pierce, Kyle Piscopo, Sam St. Germain, Trevor Layton, Conor Moloney and Nate Lavallee.

Key concern for this season: We should be able to throw and catch the ball pretty well. We’ve got to score more runs than last year.

Outlook: If we can score runs, we’ll be competitive.

Boys lacrosse

Coach: Ben Raymond

Last year’s record: 8-4-0

Players to watch: Johnny Hayes, Chris Bagley, Wyatt Morin, Tom Michaud, Henry Springer, Marcus Golbas, Peter Kane, Mike Ott, Tom Foden, Sether Hanson and Zach Belden

Key concern for this season: Consistency

Outlook – We should have a strong season we are playing the most competitive schedule we have had since the MPA took over lacrosse.

Girls lacrosse

Coach: Kurt Chapin

Last year’s record: 7-7

Players to watch:

Attack – Jill Smith (senior), Annie Skapinsky (senior), Nora Daly (junior)

Midfield – Rosie Wennberg (junior), Maggie Darling (junior), Gabrielle Loring (junior)

Defense – Baily Curran (senior), Maddie Spagnola (sophomore)

Key concern for this season: Replacing four graduated seniors, including our goalie.

Outlook: Our attack and midfield will have to be strong until we can solidify the defense around a new goalie. We play a tough schedule, which should create a good challenge for us to make the playoffs.

Boys tennis

Coach: Andy Strout

Last year’s record: 12-3

Players to watch: Matt Brown (senior), Chris Flathers (junior) and Michael Takach (junior).

Key concern for this season: Inexperience

Outlook: Being competitive at the beginning of the season could help us make a run into the playoffs.

Girls tennis

Coach: Andy Strout

Last year’s record: 16-0

Players to watch: Katie Takach and Bridget Walsh

Key concern for this season: Lack of varsity match experience

Outlook: Depth will provide the strength to be competitive.


Coach: Joe Henrikson

Last year’s record: 17-3-defending state champions

Players to watch: Trish Thibideau, Colleen Martin, Emily Richardson and Lauren Donovan.

Key concern for this season: We have to replace six starting seniors.

Outlook: If the underclassmen can improve during the course of the season, we should be tough.

Cape Elizabeth track

Coach Doug Worthley said that the Capers would be fielding a young boys track team this spring. But, despite the large number of newcomers, Worthley said he believes the new athletes will mesh with the returning athletes to make a strong team.

“Sophomore Brenden Shields will lead the sprint team along with junior Mike Wilson and a lot of newcomers,” Worthley said. “We have mostly freshmen and sophomores (on the team). Senior Ian Wallace and junior Nick Martin will work the throws and sophomores Spencer Garland and Peter Brigham will be working the distance events. While we are a young team, there is a lot of quality for a small squad.”

On the girls side, Worthley said that like the boys, the Capers would be young, but strong. “Behind an all-star distance crew, senior Marita Stressenger, senior Erin Gross, sophomore Emily Atwood, freshman Rachel Nichols and junior Emma Hockmuth will lead a young vibrant sprint team,” Worthley said. “We also have to keep an eye on freshman Skyler Dunfey and sophomore Lexi Bass.”