TOPSHAM--- The Mt. Ararat Eagles field hockey team tied their school record for most wins in a season, when they went 11-5 during the 2012 season.
The Eagles defeated Lewiston 4-0 in the quarterfinals, before losing to Skowhegan in the semifinals.
"We hope to make it back to the playoffs again this season,"Mt. Ararat coach Kelly LaFountain said. "We have some key players back in some key positions but will depend on the development of the new players."
The Eagles have offensive punch returning for this season. Coach LaFountain will need to step in for key defenders, who were lost to graduation.
"We have the majority of our scorers back this year and have new players capable of stepping up to score. We pass the ball well, "LaFountain said. "We lost our strongest defenders and goal keeper to graduation so finding consistency in the players who have moved up to these roles will be the biggest challenge we face.
LaFountain added, "We play a lot of skilled teams who can score so we need to be able to defend in order to be successful."
Caitlin LaFountain Senior center mid fielder
Carly Raymond Senior right wing
Maddie Alexander Sophomore left mid fielder
Alyssa Curit Junior center forward
Mt. Ararat will open the season on September 4th when they travel to Augusta for a contest against Cony.
They will play the next three at home, including a game against powerhouse Skowhegan on September 14th.
The senior game for this talented group will be October 12th. Full schedule