Scott Harlow has his Stonehill Skyhawks ready to pick up where they left off last year, tying the school record with 14 victories in a season, and once again going deep into the Northeast 10 playoffs.
Leading the charge up front for Stonehill will be sophomore Dennis O’Brien, coming off a tremendous rookie campaign. O’Brien led the team in scoring last year with 10-32–42 in 24 games. He’ll be complemented up front by junior Matt Curran, who is coming off a good year himself, ranking second last year in scoring with 16-15–31 in 24 games. There are also a handful of juniors returning, with Anthony Zanetti and John Durkin bringing solid offensive skills, and Brian Davis, Chase Feole, and Brian Carpenter bringing offense and experience.
On defense, lone senior Evan Spencer is back, and he’ll oversee a young corps of rearguards. A pair of sophomores, James Florentino and James Killeen, are back. Florentino proved last year that he has an offensive flair, posting 4 goals and 8 assists in 19 games. Look for sophomore newcomers Billy Ninteau, and Frank Cavaliere to log plenty of ice time, and freshman Corey Glynn should also see action.
Between the pipes, Harlow has senior Josh Green back. Green posted impressive numbers last year, with 10 wins (second highest total in the program’s history) and a stingy 2.98 goals against average, with a .911 save percentage. Senior Matt Gorman provides insurance in goal, and look for freshman David Tanner to see time between the pipes this year.