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The Barnstable Red Hawks won the Atlantic Championship of the Cape & Islands League last season with a 1-0 win on penalties against the powerhouse of the Nauset Warriors. They were led by their league MVP Kate Brewster and all the stars Morgan Dardia and Lexi Varetimos. This season they will have to forego their MVP Brewster and Dardia who graduated. Can Varetimos Barnstable lead to another league championship?
The Nauset Warriors dominated last season as they finished on an 8-2-2 record with five All Stars and one Honorable Mention, most from any Cape & Islands League Atlantic team. The Warriors will have all six of those players back for this season. Can they take the top spot from the Red Hawks this season?
Barnstable High School Red Hawks
Midfielder / Defense Specialist, Lexi Varetimos, Senior
Varetimos was named an All-Star of the Cape & Islands League Atlantic last season. Her all-star teammates League MVP Kate Brewster and Morgan Dardia won’t be by her side this season. Varetimos must continue their strong game this season for the Red Hawks to succeed.
Bourne High School Canalmen
“We look forward to the season with our captains Emma, Sydney and Grace.” – Bourne coach Rui Correia
Attacking midfielder Emma Correira, senior
Correira received an Honorable Mention for the All-Stars of the South Coast Conference last season.
Defender midfielder Sydney Fitzpatrick, senior
Fitzpatrick received an Honorable Mention for the All-Stars of the South Coast Conference last season.
Libero Grace Gobeil, elderly
Gobeil was awarded an All-Star Award for individual sportiness last season.
Midfielder Lexi Morisett, senior
Morisett was an All-Star for the St. John Paul II Lions last season. “Lexi is returning after joining JPII for her senior year. She will be a great addition to the team as she was named MVP in her sophomore year at BHS.” – Correia
Cape Cod Academy Seahawks
Goalkeeper Lili Shanahan, newcomer
“She is a crucial part of the team. Talent combined with fearlessness make her a force to be reckoned with and her teammates know that they can count on her.” – Jessica Durfey, Cape Cod Academy Trainer
Midfielder Jenna Marsh, newcomer
“Jenna has proven to be a great athlete (basketball and lacrosse) and I’m sure she will bring that to the soccer field too.” – Durfey
Midfielder Amelia Sullivan, junior
“Amelia, Jenna and Lilly were new to CCA last year so I only saw them play in practice but they showed their skills and an impressive understanding of the game” – Durfey
Defense / sweeper Lilly Brooks, Junior
“Lilly and Amelia look like they are solid defensive players.” – Durfey
Dennis-Yarmouth High School Dolphins
Midfielder / Defender Shannon Donahue, Junior
Donahue received an All-Star Honorable Mention last season and is the Captain of the Dolphins.
Falmouth High School Clippers
Forward / midfielder Elizabeth Janes, junior
Janes received an All-Star Honorable Mention for its sophomore year. With some players leaving, Janes will take on a bigger role this season.
“She is a playmaker who had a strong season last year,” – Falmouth coach Cory Dubuque
Midfielder Mia Cavossa, Juniors
Cavossa was named an All-Star Honorable Mention last season and will begin her senior season as a front runner, with All-Stars Ariana Silvia, Jasmine Moran and Hanna Falky graduating.
“Mia has a strong foot and a great sense of play”, – Dubuque
“We’re excited to have our backline returning with McKenzie, Murphy, Blackwood and Lind. They really started clicking last year and I’m excited to see what they’ll do together this year.” – Dubuque
Defender Samantha Mckenzie, Sr.
Defense attorney Brigid Murphy, senior
Defense attorney Tish Blackwood, sophomore year
Defender Teagan Lind, runner-up
Falmouth Academy Marines
Defensive midfielder Sophia Metri, senior
“Sophia brings tenacity, speed and leadership to our team. She has developed into her leadership role over the last two seasons, reacts well to the coaching, develops her game and develops her physical strength and flexibility.” – Falmouth Academy Trainer Ben Parsons
Central midfielder Kayleigh Hoelein, senior
“She is tireless and doesn’t shy away from going forward in attack. She works on both sides of the ball and brings a lot of energy into training sessions and games. Her sense of humor and work ethic complement each other perfectly.” – Parsons
Goalkeeper Piper Augat, senior
“Piper can make great saves and with her clearings she can add to the attack. She is a vocal leader and another strong senior citizen.” – Parsons
Defense attorney Mia Galvam, senior
“Mia is a strong central defender who anchors our defense and takes the lead from behind. She’s not afraid to measure herself against the top striker of the opponent and will relentlessly shadow them.” – Parsons
Mashpee High School Hawks
Midfielder / Attacker / Defender Callia Eaton, Senior
Eaton was named an All-Star of the South Shore League Tobin last season and will lead the Falcons this season after graduating from All-Star teammate Caroline Shields.
Alexa Garcia, senior citizen
Sam Kersey, senior
Sam Morry, senior
Skyla Rimple, senior citizen
Monomoy high school sharks
Center-back Lexie Hyora, senior
Hyora was an All-Star in the Cape & Islands League Lighthouse last season. “Not only is Lexie a great one-on-one defender and anchor in her back, but her disposition and ability to hold the ball means that often the attack is generated by her too.” – Monomoy trainer Jenn Peterson
Midfielder / attacker Kate Gabri, senior
Gabri was the Sharks’ top scorer last season with 11 goals and 5 assists. “She can finish around the goal and also has a great vision to field team-mates.” – Peterson
Nantucket High School whalers
Goalkeeper Macy Crowell, senior
“Macy is a net force and a great leader for our team. She has the chance to become the best goalkeeper in the league and will have a huge impact on this team this season.” – Nantucket trainer Brian King
Midfielder Evelyn Fey, senior
“Evelyn is an all-round athlete who can control an entire game from midfield and has the will to score the big goal when we need it. With her vision and speed she helps to improve everyone around her. ”- King
Central defender / midfielder Sarah Hanlon, senior
“Sarah is very versatile and is prepared to have a very impactful season. She thinks and sees the game very well and knows how to work with others. She will do runs without the ball to get into positions to to be succesfull.” – King
Nauset Regional High School Warriors
Goalkeeper Brady Deschamps, senior
Last season, Co-Captain Deschamps was named Globe All Star, Cape & Islands All Star and elected to the Eastern Mass All Star First Team. She recorded 8 shut-outs for the Warriors last season.
Midfielder Olivia Avellar, sophomore year
Avellar was selected as the 2020 Cape & Islands All Star and was the Cape & Islands top scorer with 7 goals and 6 assists.
Forward Caroline Kennard, sophomore year
Kennard was a Cape & Islands All Star and was the third best scorer in Cape and Islands with 5 goals and 3 assists.
Sandwich High School Blue Knights
Striker / outside midfielder Claire Moniz, senior
“Claire is athletic, fast, always focused, a multi-athlete and always good-natured.” – Sandwich trainer Dave DeConto
Center-Back Grace Cohen, Senior Captain
“Grace is a great leader, a multi-athlete, confident and experienced.” – Decontamination
John Paul II lion
Striker Kara Oldham, senior
Oldham was an All-Star of the Cape & Islands League Lighthouse last season and was the top scorer for the Lions. “She’s a fast, explosive player with an excellent finish who threatens a goal every time she touches the ball. She was last season’s MVP.” – JPII trainer Larry Palmer.
Midfielder Alexandra Palmer, senior
Palmer missed almost the entire 2020 season with a foot injury but is back at full strength. “Alex is a dynamic, intelligent player who excels practically everywhere on the field. She has excellent technical skills and is also a wonderful role model for the younger players.” – Palmer
Goalkeeper Kendal O’Brien, senior
“Kendal is a fierce and fearless gamer who takes on any challenge she faces. She gives 100% every time she steps on the field and provides an experienced, vocal lead for the Lions defense.” – Palmer
Sturgis West Navigators
Midfielder Kate Donahue, senior
The Navigators’ co-captain, Donahue, has been selected as an All-Star of the Cape & Islands League Lighthouse for the past three seasons. She led the league with 19 goals in her freshman year. This season, Donahue will be doing without her 4 graduated All-Star teammates, including MVP Sydney Ahern.
“Donahue will return to one of the two positions in midfield as the team’s main playmaker. She is the team’s main engine in defense and attack.” – Sturgis West trainer Mike Ball
Outside hitter Alexa Bound, senior
Bound is also co-captain and has scored a total of 37 goals in the past three seasons, including 22 goals in his sophomore year.
“Alexa will return as captain and the team’s main attack threat,” – Ball
Defensive specialist Jocelyn Hurrie, senior
Hurrie was selected as an All-Star Honorable Mention last season.
“Hurrie’s athletic ability, tenacious defense skills and work ethic will position her as one of the strongest defenders in the league for the coming season.” – ball
Upper Cape Tech Rams
Forward Mya Lewis, junior
Lewis was one of the top scorers for the Rams last season and will look to continue their strong offensive this season.
Striker Delilah Barton, Elderly,
Barton was a key part of the Rams’ offense and even had a hat trick in one of their games last season.
Goalkeeper Hayley King, sophomore,
King had a great first year on the net for the Rams. She had three shutouts in the net and kept three teams on goal last season.
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