Salvin takes over as head coach

Published in the September 14, 2017 edition

SENIOR GOALIE Emilie Warren makes a great stop on this Lynnfield scoring attempt. Moving in to lend support is senior co-captain Felicia Frammartino (30). (John Friberg Photo)


NORTH READING — Andrea Slavin is the new head coach of the North Reading High field hockey team this year. She takes over for Mia Muzio who stepped down after last fall as the Hornets finished 5-14 overall and 3-14 in the Cape Ann League.

Slavin is in her sixth year teaching first grade at the Hood School. She is also an experienced coach. She has coached in the CAL before as she was the head coach at Manchester-Essex for three years. Slavin also has been an assistant at the college level as well assisting at Assumption and Merrimack.

She played at Bishop Fenwick and, in college, at St. Michael’s.

“It will be nice to coach back in the league again,” said Slavin, who applied for the job in May and got the job in June.

She met with her squad before school let out and the team started the pre-season at the end of August.

Seven seniors graduated from last year’s team but the Hornets do return 12 veterans back this fall.

The two captains are Olivia Esposito (midfielder), and Felicia Frammartino (defenseman).

Other seniors back are Barbara Burke (forward), Zoe Kennedy (forward), Ally Kirby (midfielder), Emilie Warren (goalie), and Paige Sampson (forward).

Abby Carroll (forward), Abby Delano (midfielder), and Erica Burgholzer (defenseman) are the three juniors back.

The two 10th-graders back are Maggie Majeski (forward), and Makenna Lamont (midfielder).

On Monday afternoon, the Hornets fell to 0-2 overall and in the CAL as they lost at home to Masconomet, 1-0.

“They are one of the best teams in our league so I was very happy with the way we played,” said Slavin, despite the defeat.

The Chieftains outshot the Hornets on goal, 16-7, as Warren made 15 saves.

“Emilie kept us in the game,” pointed out Slavin.

In the season opener last Thursday, the Hornets fell, 3-1, at home to Lynnfield.

The Pioneers scored first 3:30 into the game. Burke tied it with 13:29 left in the first half as the game was knotted at one at halftime. Lynnfield then scored with 13:30 remaining in the game and then added one more four minutes later.

Warren made 14 saves in that game.

The Hornets traveled to Amesbury yesterday after press time. North Reading’s next game is Friday at 3:45 pm as they welcome Ipswich.