Next up is the Class B Section 1 runners up, Albertus Magnus. The Falcons have a nice mix of senior leadership and young up-and-comers that will make them a threat once again in Class B.
Below is Albertus’ coach Tim Gavan’s team capsule.
ALBERTUS MAGNUS FALCONS
Coach: Tim Gavan (Second season)
Last season’s record: 9-10-1
Playoffs: Lost to Bronxville in sectional finals
Key returners: Brianna Flores, Sr.; Kristin Lynch, Sr.; Julia McGowan, Sr.; Kaitlyn McNamara, Sr.; Emily Motti, Sr.; Jackie Hennelly, Jr.; Katie O’Connell, Jr.; Carly Clinton, So.; Hope Kehoe, So.
Newcomers: Mikaela Connell, Sr.; Madison Mari, So.; Victoria McNamara, Fr.; Jenna Vogelsong, Fr.
Coach’s notes: We have all-section midfielder Julia McGowan returning to lead the teams attack. Sophomore strikers Carly Clinton and Hope Kehoe are looking to improve upon last year’s tremendous freshman season where they combined for 17 goals. U17 Irish National Team player and Albertus team captain Kaitlyn McNamara will solidify our midfield both offensively and defensively. Brianna Flores and Krisitn Lynch return in front of goalkeeper Emily Motti. Their experience and leadership in the back will be vital to our team’s success. With 15 returning players from last season’s sectional final team, we have a hungry team looking to play more consistently this season.
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