29 players to watch in Cape Cod this fall
High power offense is a recurring theme for the first two weeks of the Cape Cod and Island women’s hockey season. Four local teams – Saint John Paul II, Nauset, Mashpee, Monomoy and Falmouth – average at least five goals per game, and all of those goals have grown into a combined 16-2 record.
Nauset, whose defense has allowed just four goals in total, appear to be the team to beat in the Cape & Islands League Atlantic, while JPII and Monomoy will likely face each other for command of the lighthouse. Mashpee and Bourne have also looked competitive in the South Shore League and South Coast Conference, respectively, but it’s still too early in the season to predict where they’ll end up.
With two full weeks on the books, here are 29 players to watch this fall.
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Livi Varetimos, Barnstable Red Hawks
Varetimos has scored four of the Red Hawks’ five goals this season. All four entered last Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over Nantucket.
Sophia Atsalis, Barnstable Red Hawks
Atsalis scored Barnstable’s only other goal in a 1-1 draw with Brockton to open the season.
Emma Correira, Bourne Canalmen
Correira leads the team with five goals, scoring a hat trick on Wednesday against Case. She also scored in the team’s opener against Cape Cod Academy and Monday against Fairhaven.
Zoe Ridl, Bourne Canalmen
Ridl has yet to score a goal this season, but she has made a big contribution to her teammates’ scores. She recorded two assists in the win over CCA and added an assist in Case’s win.
Lili Shanahan, Cape Cod Academy Seahawks
Shanahan made 14 saves in the Seahawks’ season opener loss to Upper Cape last week, then ended his week with a goal in Friday’s win over Cape Tech. She added six saves in Monday’s loss to Falmouth Academy.
Jenna Marsh, Cape Cod Academy Seahawks
Marsh leads the team with three goals, scoring the Seahawks’ only goal against FA.
Raquel Javarezzi, Crusaders of Cap Tech
“She has good skills and a great football IQ with a great attitude. As the season progresses, we hope to become more attacking, and she will play an important role in it.
Taytum Cox, Falmouth mowers
Cox netted a goal and an assist to open the season against Sturgis West, then scored again on Saturday against Martha’s Vineyard. His three points in total are tied with Riley O’Brien (1 goal, 2 assists) for most team members.
Ella Ostroff, Falmouth Mower
Ostroff scored twice in last week’s win over SW.
Sign Gierhart, Mariners of Falmouth Academy
All of the FA’s goals this season came in the Mariners’ 3-1 win over CCA on Monday. Gierhart scored two of those goals.
Julietta Marzot, Mariners of the Falmouth Academy
Marzot also scored and added an assist against CCA. These were the rookie’s first career college points.
Paige Malowski, Martha’s Vineyard
Malowski scored two goals on Monday to lead the Vineyard to their first win of the season.
Wadeline Florime, Martha’s Vineyard Vineyarders
Florime finished with a goal and an assist on Monday against O’Bryant Tech.
Sam Kersey, Mashpee Falcons
Kersey has produced nearly half of the Falcons’ goals this season, scoring nine goals in his first three games. That included a four-goal effort last week against Hull.
Callia Eaton, Mashpee Falcons
Eaton is not far behind Kersey for the undefeated Falcons. She scored two hat tricks in three games and is second with seven goals in total.
Kate Gabri, the Monomoy sharks
Gabri has scored two goals in each of his last three games with the Sharks. She also contributed three goals, bringing her point total to nine.
Maddie Crossen, Monomoy Sharks
Crossen is second on the team with five points in total. She has scored in each of her last three games and recorded two assists.
Macy Crowell, Nantucket Whalers
Crowell, the senior goaltender and Nantucket captain, averaged 20 saves in her first three games. “Macy is very athletic and makes defining films in every game. She’s not afraid to sacrifice her body to make a save.” – Nantucket coach Brian King
Sarah Hanlon, Nantucket Whalers
âSarah is a very versatile player and is ready to play anywhere to help the team. She started the season in our back row and has since moved to midfield due to her vision and creativity in the game. â- King
Olivia Avellar, Nauset Warriors
Avellar leads the team with 11 points overall, scoring six goals, a record for the team and assisting five others. She scored twice and assisted both of Emma Easley’s goals in Saturday’s win over Sturgis West.
Emma Easley, Nauset Warriors
Nauset has no shortage of goal scorers this season, and Easley has proven to be one of their most reliable. She has either scored or assisted in four of her first five games so far, registering four goals and three assists to come second with seven points overall.
Ella Cheney, Lions of Saint John Paul II
Cheney was the Lions’ top scorer in their four-game winning streak. She scored eight goals in four games, including hat tricks against Falmouth Academy and Rising Tide, and also recorded two assists.
Alex Palmer, Lions of Saint John Paul II
If Oldham or Kara Oldham (seven goals, one assist) score, it’s often thanks to Palmer’s efforts in midfield. She currently has three goals and three assists, contributing to at least one goal in four of her team’s five games.
Lily Hofmann, Sandwich Blue Knights
Hoffman is one of two Sandwich players with two goals this season. Both of his scores came in Thursday’s win over Dennis-Yarmouth, the team’s first win of the fall.
Grace Cohen, Sandwich Blue Knights
Cohen has also scored two goals this season: one against DY and one against Nauset on September 14. Morgan Ramsey and Riley Morrison round out the scoring with one goal apiece.
Keegan Endres, Storm Sturgis East
The Storm have scored four goals this season, two of which belong to Endres. She scored once against DY to open the season, and once again in last week’s loss to Sturgis East.
Norian Wray, Sturgis East Storm
Wray also scored in the DY game, as did Charlotte Westberg.
Maddie Ward, Sturgis West Navigators
Ward only needed one game to take the lead in total points heading into Monday’s game against DY. She had a hat trick and helped two more goals in the Navigators’ victory over Sturgis East on Thursday.
Alexa Bound, Sturgis West Browsers
Bound’s assist against DY scored her fifth point of the season, and she now has three goals and two assists. She scored twice in a win over Rising Tide and added another goal against Sturgis East last week.