Spring Sports Information
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:44

Spring Sports Registration is open!


Spring sports begin on Monday 3/16/15.  Please join us on Wednesday 3/4 at 7pm in the NHS auditorim for our Spring Sports Information Night. The athletic director will introduce the spring coaching staff. Each individual Spring program will meet with interested candidates and their parents to review try-out/practice schedules and program expectations. 


Spring sports registration:  Please sign up online by clicking the Spring Registration link in the left hand column.  

Please turn in hard copies of the following:

1.Permission form (two sided): Including concussion course and athletic handbook signoff (updated athletic handbook is available in left hand column).  

2.User fee: User fee is $200 per season (family cap is $800 for the school year). Please include a check with student's name and sport on the memo line.  Checks can be post dated 3/31/15.  

3.Updated Physical:  All physicals must be updated every 13 months.  Physicals must be updated throughout each season.  If the physical on file is not up to date the student athlete will not be able to particpate in practice or game competition.  

ALL SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION FORMS INCLUDING USER FEE'S ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE MONDAY 3/9/15!

Please mail forms to: Norwood High School, 245 Nichols Street, Norwood MA 02062 Att: Athletics


Spring Sports Head Coaches:

Baseball:  Kevin Igoe This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Softball:  Carol Savino This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Boys' Lacrosse:  Anthony Roman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Girls' Lacrosse:  Caitlin Harrington This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Boy's Tack & Field:  Russ Booth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Girls' Track & Field:  Jessica Long This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Boys' Tennis:  John Churchill This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Girls' Tennis:  Carl Briggs This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
Doing Their Bidding
Friday, 09 May 2014 19:41

 

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Wicked Local Staff Photo/Brett Crawford

 


Norwood's Kacie Smth (right) brings the ball up the sideline while Wellesley's Lexi Jones gives chase during the Mustangs 7-6 win on Friday.









 

By Mike Begin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
After back-to-back losses dropped the Norwood High varsity girls lacrosse team to 6-3, the Mustangs entered last week with a huge three-game slate not knowing which way their season was going to head.
Well, three impressive victories later, the Mustangs have clinched a tournament berth and are looking for bigger things in the Bay State Conference.
"What a huge week for us, and it's given us loads of confidence," said coach Caitlin Harrington.
It began with a 20-13 win over visiting Weymouth on April 29, with star scorer Kacie Smith tallying nine goals. But the game was only 9-7 at the half, until the Mustangs pulled away in the second half, thanks to hat tricks from Sammy Hayes and Shannon Gillis, with the latter also adding three assists, as well as the first varsity goals for Kelly Erker and Hannah Benson.
With the losing streak over, the Mustangs looked to win some quick revenge on Canton. After losing to the Bulldogs, 17-12, on April 24, the Mustangs headed to Canton a week later for the second of their two nonleague affairs. Smith was again unstoppable, scoring seven times, and Hayes and Gillis also notched hat tricks as the Mustangs earned a 19-14 victory.
"I didn't know what to expect, because we didn't have a lot of practice time to prepare after the loss the week prior," said Harrington. "We were also missing like five girls due to a Europe trip, so we had them back.
"But most of all, our confidence was crazy for that game. We played like we had nothing to lose."
Also, Harrington's goaltender was immense, as senior Victoria Giambanco made a season-high 13 saves. Also throw in big games from Maura O'Neill (2 goals, 2 assists), Ashley Conley (goal, 2 assists) and Shelia Carroll (2 goals), and the Mustangs erased a loss just one week later.
Now flying high, the Mustangs welcomed Wellesley for a key Herget Division clash. The Raiders are currently not the perennial power per usual, but they still presented a major challenge – one that Norwood had never achieved. But program history was made on Friday, as the Mustangs took a tough 7-6 win.
"I never beat them, and I'm pretty sure we hadn't beaten them before that," said Harrington, a 2004 Norwood High graduate. "So, it was awesome for us to pull out the win."
It wasn't easy, with the game knotted at 4-4 at halftime. But the Mustangs played standout defense on the Raiders' signature offensive set, which turned the tide.
"They have a play they call ?Raider', when they send a bunch of cuts to the same spot," Harrington explained. "But my defense disrupted that. We were able to crash every one of their cuts, and Victoria had a career game in net."

With Giambanco making 10 saves, and the defense led by juniors Lisa Moynihan and Julia Copponi shutting down the Raiders' attack, the Mustangs were able to get out and run – scoring three breakaway goals in the second half.

"We had a 7-5 lead with 5 1/2 minutes to play, and Wellesley had the ball and kept trying to shove it down our throat, but we were able to stop them. It was back and forth for the final five minutes, pretty stressful, especially when they pulled within one, but we were able to hold on. And it felt awesome."

Incredibly, they were able to pull it out even though the Raiders held Smith in check. The junior star had only two goals and one assist, as the Raiders face-guarded her out of the attack. But instead, she smartly drew the double team out high, allowing others to step up. Junior captain Hayes did just that, posting two goals and two assists, while senior captain Carroll and Val Quinlan added a goal and an assist each. Maura O'Neill notched the other Mustang goal.

"Sammy has been playing great," said Harrington. "She's really competitive, and she's great on breakaways. And Shelia, she just helps calm things down on offense. She runs the offense at the pace it needs to run."

Despite her off-game, Smith is on pace to break Norwood's single-season goal mark set just last year at 84 by Allison Ryan, now at UMass.

"Kacie, I think, has a shot at it," said Harrington, "though she's probably going to be face-guarded a lot more from here on out."

On Tuesday, Smith was back to her big scoring ways, potting six goals to give her 70 for the season. But the host Mustangs fell to Framingham, 20-14, to fall to 9-4 on the season. Hayes added three goals and two assists, while Quinlan also notched a hat trick.

And it doesn't get any easier, with mighty Needham coming to Norwood today, followed by a trip to Newton North on Tuesday.

"Somehow, every year we have Wellesley, Framingham and Needham all in a row," said Harrington. "But we're hoping this year is different and we can get some results. Beating Wellesley was a good first stop, now we want to win some more."

 

 
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