Boys’ players to watch
►Zach Ambrosino , Dover-Sherborn: The Raiders graduated talented two-way midfielder Billy Polk, but Ambrosino, a junior, proved last year that he’s capable of shutting down some of the area’s best attackmen.
►Evan Boynton, Nick Brozowski , Concord-Carlisle: Brozowski, a junior longstick midfielder committed to Maryland, and Boynton, a senior defenseman, will play a big part in preventing opposing scoring chances, following the graduation of All-America goalie Doug Gouchoe.
►James Goguen , Acton-Boxborough Regional: The junior long-stick can cause havoc through the midfield on behalf of an inexperienced but speedy Colonial squad.
►Henry Guild , Lincoln-Sudbury Regional: The senior midfielder, committed to Yale, will lead the potent Warriors’ offense with his sharp aim around the net.
► Robert Trieber , Medfield: The junior goalie split time last year but displayed consistent ball-stopping abilities throughout the season.
Top 10 boys’ teams
(Last season’s record)
1. Needham (16-6)
2. Lincoln-Sudbury (16-6)
3. Concord-Carlisle (22-0)
4. Wellesley (20-4)
5. Dover-Sherborn (19-4)
6. Medfield (16-4)
7. Algonquin Regional (22-2)
8. Acton-Boxborough (16-4)
9. Franklin (16-5)
10. Framingham (12-6)
Quote of the week
Concord-Carlisle coach Tom Dalicandro: “We’ve spent as many days shoveling as we have practicing. It’s been a slow start, but everybody is in the same boat.”
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