Next up in our set of team previews is none other than the Bobcats of Byram Hills. Byram Hills started the season in the news as Michael Martino took over the program from Bryan Horn this summer.
Martino adopts a young and talented team that reached the Class A semifinals before falling to Somers 2-1. Arguably the Bobcats most notable returners come from up where junior Nicole Hoffman, a fourth-team all-state pick, and sophomore Carly Barnett, an all-section selection, should prove to be a powerful offensive punch.
Below is Coach Martino’s team preview:
BYRAM HILLS BOBCATS
Coach: Michael Martino (1st season at Byram)
Playoffs: Lost to Somers in the sectional semifinals
Key returners: Kacy Fishman, Sr.; Annabel Stanley, Sr.; Nicole Hoffman, Jr.; Carly Barnett, So.; Jessica Kennet, So.; Emma Giardina, Gk.; Sela Berenblum, So.
Newcomers: Carly Schwartz, So.; Syd Frenchman, Jr.; Zena Briggs, Jr.; Lina Foncello, Jr.; Jolie Feldman, So.; Kim Bacon, Gk.
Coaches notes: We are looking forward to a great season with lots of opportunity to display the talent we have at Byram. This year we return 15 players to a strong Bobcat team. We are playing a very hard schedule, facing some of the areas top teams such as Bronxville, Rye, Horace Greeley and last years class A State runner up Cornwall. The girls have been working extremely hard this summer and are looking forward to kicking off the season. Our three senior captains Kacy Fishman, Annabel Stanley, Marrisa Miller and junior captain Raquel Gaudio are going to play a pivotal roll making this a successful season.