Marblehead has been knocking on the doorstep of a state title a number of instances in Jim Rudloff’s tenure as head coach.
Last yr, the Magicians lastly kicked it in.
Led largely by All-Scholastics Connor Cronin and Josh Robertson, Marblehead outlasted North Attleboro in a traditional battle to take residence the varsity’s first state soccer title. Proud homeowners of the state’s longest present profitable streak at 20, Cronin leads a strong group of returnees wanting to defend the crown.
There are not any scarcity of contenders able to dethroning the kings of the Northeastern Conference. The crew we really feel has one of the best shot of doing simply that’s Milton, a proficient squad led by Owen McHugh and Jack Finnegan.
Plymouth South has the most effective backs within the state in Casious Johnson, whereas Billerica, Hanover, Masconomet, North Attleboro and Walpole ought to be within the hunt.
The all-Patriot League last for the Div. 4 title between Scituate and Duxbury lived as much as the hype because the Sailors rallied to stun the favored Dragons to take residence the title. Scituate will probably be trying to lineman Danny Thompson, linebacker Colin Morley, cornerback Will Chatterton and tight finish/defensive finish Jamieson Hodlin to attempt to get again to Gillette.
As for Duxbury, two-time All-Scholastic quarterback Matt Festa is again and that’s a reasonably good place to start out. Linebacker Alex Barlow and large receiver Chris Walsh are among the many most skilled returnees for the Dragons.
Tewksbury returns a strong nucleus, whereas Melrose ought to rebound from a uncommon offseason. Keep a watch on Bedford, which returnees loads of expertise from a squad which knocked off Tewksbury within the first spherical of the state match. Others to observe embody Foxboro, Holliston and Middleboro.