Coaches Cup celebrates longtime coach Keith Bugbee, late daughter
SUDBURY — Between the opening games of the 10th annual Coaches Cup, Massachusetts’ premier boys’ lacrosse tournament, all eight participating teams met on Lincoln-Sudbury’s Myers Field in support of a coaching legend.
Keith Bugbee, in his 36th season as head coach at Springfield College, has served as a mentor and coach to four of the head coaches in this year’s event — Andover’s Wayne Puglisi, Concord-Carlisle’s Tom Dalicandro, North Andover’s Steve Zella, and Dover-Sherborn’s Brian McLaughlin.
This year’s tournament is dedicated to the memory of Bugbee’s daughter, Lindsay, who died last July.
Lindsay Bugbee Crosby captained the women’s lacrosse and soccer teams at Springfield College, and was twice recognized as the Springfield College Female Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year. All proceeds from the 2019 Coaches Cup will de donated to her memorial fund.
“I’m incredibly humbled by this,” an emotional Bugbee said while encircled by players and coaches at midfield.
“[Lindsay] was a great athlete and someone that always showed up, and that’s something you can all take with you. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for you all.”
According to Lincoln-Sudbury coach Brian Vona, every Coaches Cup has been privately dedicated to an influential coach since 2010, but this was the first public honor.
“There’s not a single guy out here that would say ‘no’ to [Bugbee],” said Puglisi, whose son, C.J., will play for Bugbee at Springfield next year.
“We’re all from the same blood, we’re all from the same family, and it’s Keith’s tree that we’re passing on. It’s an incredible legacy and I fell fortunate to have played for him.”
Bugbee’s address followed a narrow 8-7 victory for Wellesley (4-0) over Dover-Sherborn (3-1).
D-S senior Tim Polk (3 goals, 2 assists) scored twice in the final 90 seconds to tie the game, 7-7, but Wellesley junior Teddy Komjathy buried a deep shot with 17 seconds remaining to win it for the Raiders.
“[Komjathy] doesn’t score a ton,” said Wellesley coach Jim Connolly, “but he kind of broke out of his shell today, and that’s great to see. Teddy battles for us at the [faceoff] X, so for him to get a goal at the end of the game is huge.”
In other tournament action, defending Coaches Cup champion and second-ranked Hingham (6-0) advanced to face Wellesley in the tournament semifinals after dominating North Andover, 16-3, in the final game of the afternoon. Will Kenney and Cooper Dainton netted three goals each and 12 Harbormen scored.
Top-ranked Lincoln-Sudbury (6-0) overcame a slow start to down Winchester, 15-10. Ninth-ranked Concord-Carlisle (4-0) edged Andover, 11-7, and will face L-S in the semifinals.
The Coaches Cup continues Thursday at Hingham High and will conclude at Knowlton Stadium in Winchester on Saturday.
Acton-Boxborough 9, Algonquin 8 — Jake Erickson scored twice and handed out two assists to pace the fourth-ranked Colonials (4-0).
Foxborough 13, Hanover 7 — Brendan Tully and Bobby Yerardi tallied four goals apiece for the Warriors.
Ipswich 6, Peabody 5 — Senior Ben Yanakakis scored a goal and added two assists for the Tigers (3-2).
Marshfield 16, Mansfield 3 — Sophomore Colby Helfrich scored four goals and senior Joe Stronach scored three as the Rams (4-0) rolled.
Oliver Ames 19, Norton 4 — Junior Frankie Ireland had two goals and five assists and sophomore Remi Creighton added two goals and three assists for the Tigers (5-0).
Reading 15, BC High 14 — Senior Mike Tobin scored six goals, including the game-winner in overtime for the Rockets (5-0). Tobin added two assists.
Peabody 17, Medford 1 — Sophomore Hailee Lomasney had two goals and four assists for the Tanners (5-0).
Revere 12, Malden 4 — Senior Kianna Napolitano found the back of the net six times and added four assists for the Patriots.
Wellesley 15, Hingham 10 — The Raiders (5-1) got a six-goal performance from sophomore midfielder Maja Desmond to top the Harbormen (2-3).
Whitman-Hanson 14, Plymouth South 10 — Riley Bina (6 goals, 2 assists) and Sami Whitman (5 goals, 1 assist) led Whitman-Hanson.
Brookline 2, Boston Latin 1 — Senior Charlie Brown hit a walkoff single in the 11th inning to give the Warriors (1-3) their first win of the season. Senior Cole Yee threw four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.
Franklin 12, Catholic Memorial 1 — Junior Brennan Rivera pitched a two-hit complete game for the No. 3 Panthers (5-0).
Georgetown 6, Rockport 0 — Junior Jacob Adamsky threw a one-hitter while adding two hits of his own for the Royals (2-1).
Austin Prep 14, Reading 0 — Freshman Evan Blanco threw five shutout innings, striking out four and allowing three hits to earn his first varsity win for the No. 6 Cougars (3-0).
Bishop Fenwick 14, Pentucket 3 — Junior Jake Miano got the win for the Crusaders (3-2) against the Sachems (2-1), tallying four strikeouts while allowing just seven hits in six innings.
Cardinal Spellman 2, Coyle & Cassidy 1 — Senior Jack Grafton threw a complete game and struck out 11, allowing only three hits and securing the win for the Cardinals (2-1) over the Warriors (0-3).
Dennis-Yarmouth 8, Martha’s Vineyard 1 — Senior Magnus Orava threw a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing three hits as the Dolphins (4-0) topped the Vineyarders.
Everett 15, Revere 2 — Senior catcher Jonathan Fitzgerald went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, and 4 RBIs for the Crimson Tide (1-1).
Lynn Classical 3, Medford 2 — Senior Kyle Finnigan threw a complete game for the Rams (1-1), striking out four and allowing two earned runs to the Mustangs (1-2).
Lynnfield 7, Triton 2 — Center fielder Clay Marengi and second baseman John Singer combined for six hits and 4 RBIs to lead the Pioneers (2-0).
Natick 18, Concord-Carlisle 3 — Will Haskell went 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBIs for the Redhawks (4-0).
North Attleborough 10, Somerset Berkley 1 — Sophomore Dennis Colleran pitched a complete game for the Red Rocketeers (1-4), striking out seven, allowing two hits, and an unearned run.
Silver Lake 11, Plymouth North 5 — Alex Heffernan went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Lakers (2-3).
Waltham 7, Westford 1 — Junior Andrew Steinhubel threw a complete game for the Hawks (3-2), striking out seven and allowing only three hits to the Grey Ghosts (2-2).
Watertown 7, Maynard 2 — Senior Chris Iannetta struck out 12 for the Raiders (2-2) in 5⅔ innings, securing the win over the Tigers (1-2).
Whittier 9, Northeast 2 — Junior Kyle Eddy went 3 for 5 and secured the win for the Wildcats (3-0) over the Golden Knights (1-2) on the mound, striking out nine while allowing one hit in 4⅔ innings.
Wilmington 8, Shawsheen 1 — Junior pitcher Tristan Ciampa earned his first varsity win for the Wildcats (1-1), striking out seven in six innings.
Marblehead 12, Winthrop 0 — Senior pitcher Charlotte Plakans threw a no-hitter for the Magicians (1-1) in their Northeastern Conference matchup. A Bentley commit, Plakans struck out eight batters in seven innings.
Andover 6, Billerica 5 — First baseman Anna Zdunczyk hit a walkoff double for the Golden Warriors (2-0), giving her eight straight hits to start her senior season.
Case 8, New Bedford 2 — Senior Chloe Bibeau went 4 for 4 with three singles and a double to pace the Cardinals (3-1).
Chelmsford 13, Lawrence 1 — Rachel LaLumiere went 4 for 4 with two RBIs for the Lions (2-0).
Dennis-Yarmouth 13, Pembroke 0 — Junior Abby Hicks struck out seven and allowed only one hit, while senior Jessie Frisch hit a two-run double in the first to spark the Dolphins (4-1).
Everett 8, Revere 3 — Freshman Celeste Fuccillo struck out six and allowed only five hits as the Crimson (2-1) topped the Patriots (1-1).
Matignon 10, Winchester 5 — Sophomore outfielder Danielle Martello went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs as the Warriors (2-0) topped the Sachems (1-2).
Methuen 10, North Andover 4 — Junior Jillian McCoy secured the win for the Rangers (2-0), striking out 14 in the win over the Knights (2-1).
Newton North 7, Arlington 2 — Freshman pitcher Ella Maher hit a first-inning home run for the second-ranked Tigers, then didn’t allow an earned run.
North Attleborough 7, Dartmouth 3 — Junior Bella Erti struck out eight, getting her third win to lead the Red Rocketeers (3-0).
Oliver Ames 8, Whitman-Hanson 7 — Senior Katie Mills (3 for 4, two runs, RBI) executed a walkoff suicide squeeze to score Grace Simone to give the Tigers the win.
St. Mary’s 3, Arlington Catholic 2 — Sam Porazinski tripled in the winning run for the Spartans (3-1) in the seventh inning.
Hamilton-Wenham 5, North Reading 0 — The Generals (2-0) picked up straight-set wins in all five matches.