Baseball

Coach: John Eisenhart (5th season)

Spring 2006 Record: 6-9

Players to watch: Seniors – Mike Tanguay (catcher), Adam Hamilton (outfield), Shane Kelly (pitcher) Junior – Shawn McAlpine (pitcher)

Coach’s Outlook: “We’re going to take it one game at a time. We have a great group of seniors who have worked hard for us for four years. I’m hoping for a good season for them. We will be fearless in the pursuit of our goals.”

First game: Saturday, April 21, versus Gorham at 1 p.m.

Softball

Coach: Steve Vowell

Spring 2006 Record: 2-14

Players to watch: Brittni Keites (pitcher), Cynthia Wescott (infielder), Christina Pettis (outfielder).

Coach’s Outlook: “We’ve set team goals that surpass what we accomplished last year and we want to start building a program on fundamentals and hard work.

First game: Friday, April 20, at Windham at 4 p.m.

Boys’ lacrosse

Coach: Isaac Treem (1st season)

Spring 2006 Record: 0-12

Players to watch: Seniors Chris Marston and Layne Kearney-Graffam

Coach’s Outlook: “I am very confident we will be able to win a few games this season,” said Treem. “We are trying to change the way we play the game of lacrosse. I think we will improve every game and begin to make a name for ourselves as we grow our program and begin to play competitive lacrosse. We will play an up tempo game that will take advantage of our excellent athletic ability. We are trying to remove the mental lapses from our game, which will help us as we climb out of the cellar on Maine lacrosse. I expect us to be high scoring and furious on defense as we begin to strike fear into our opponents.”

Girls’ Lacrosse

Coach: Debbie Henry (6th season)

Spring 2006 Record: 1-11

Players to watch: Senior Lauren Sawyer; Juniors Megan Cutter, Allie Aceto, Audrey Shutts, Alyssa McCarthy; Sophomores Jalissa Bryant, Emily Wight, Heather Niehoff.

Coach’s Outlook: “Much improved throughout last season with a very young team,” said Henry. “We’re looking to take that improvement and move forward winning more games. We now have the experience to win the close games we lost last year. We are on a mission to make the playoffs.”

First game: Tuesday, April 24, versus York at 4 p.m.

Boys’ tennis

Coach: Tim Gillis (8th season)

Spring 2006 Record: Finished 14-3 falling to Windham in the West A regional final.

Players to watch: Senior co-captains Eben Perkins and Jake LaViolet

Coach’s Outlook: “Perkins and LaViolet lead a group of young players looking to get one step further than last year’s squad and be the first Westbrook tennis team to go to the state championships,” said Gillis.

First match: Monday, April 23, at Cheverus at 3:30 p.m.

Girls’ tennis

Coach: Mike Makin (17th season)

Spring 2006 Record: The Blazes finished 6-6 and lost to Kennebunk in the West A quarterfinals.

Players to watch: Seniors Emjay William, Chelsea Norton, Kelsey Herbert, Meghan Quigley, Natasha Huff and Jasmin White.

Coach’s Outlook: “We return four of our starters from last year’s playoff team and have six seniors with significant experience,” said Makin. “Our program continues to grow as we have 30 kids out for tennis this spring, with many freshman and sophomores who have been playing tennis since they were in grade school. We look to improve on last year’s record and to make the playoffs again this year.”

First match: Monday, April 23, versus Cheverus at 3:30 p.m.

Boys’ track

Coach: Scott Rush-Donohue (1st season)

How did last year end: Finished sixth at the Class A state championship meet.

Athletes to watch:

Coach’s Outlook: “This is a young team, mostly freshmen, that I would consider to be in a rebuilding stage,” said Coach Rush-Donohue. “There will be many outstanding performances and pleasant surprises that will make the season exciting.”

First meet: Tiesday, April 24, with Massabesic and Marshwood at South Portland.

Girls’ track

Coach Beth Murphy (18th season)

Spring 2006 Record: The Blazes scored three regular season wins.

Athletes to watch: Seniors Sam Peters (middle distance), Chelsea Douglas (racewalk), Allie Morse (racewalk) Alyssa Whitlock (distance) and Jen Robertson (distance); junior Amy Mcintire (long jump, triple jump); and sophomore Erin Murphy (long jump, triple jump, hurdles).

Coach’s Outlook: “We’ve got a great group of seniors. They are what keeps us together. We should see some improvement throughout the season.”

First meet: Wednesday, April 25, versus Marshwood, South Portland, Noble and Massabesic.


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