Bob Iorio (1st season).
The Bears went 16-5 general, received their third straight ECC Small Division title and have a 25-game ECC-Small win streak that carries over into this season. Stonington made its third journey in 4 season to the Class S semifinal spherical.
Returning to varsity:
Cole Curtis (G), Zach Poirier (Attack/captain), Dan DeDominicis (MF), Drew Morse (D/captain), Connor Ferguson (D).
Tyler Grills (Attack/captain), Jack Riordan (MF/captain), Jack Meagher (MF). Sophomores:
Will Iorio (Attack), Julian Maiorano (D), Jonah Roberts (D), Marc Dibeau (MF).
New to varsity:
Zach Mueller (MF).
Charlie Buxton (D), Ben Volk (MF), Matt Briggs (MF).
Andrew Frosti (MF), Colton Robinson (MF).
Nick DeDominicis (MF), Henry Winchester (D), David Dibeau (MF/Attack), Max Hagerdorn (Attack).
The Bears return an skilled assault, however should exchange All-State gamers on the midfield, protection and goalie positions.
The assault has the potential to be potent with the return of All-Stater Poirier in addition to Will Iorio and Grills. In these three the Bears return 216 factors from a yr in the past. Grills alone accounted for 51 objectives whereas Poirier led the staff in whole factors with 24 objectives and 59 assists. Iorio scored 23 objectives and assisted on 47 objectives as a freshman.
Riordan returns to anchor the midfield. He netted 27 objectives final season and first-year coach Iorio stated they may construct round him within the midfield.
“I think the midfield is going to have to grow into their roles. I think some of that is still up in the air and we’ll see who steps up to fill the voids,” the coach stated.
Curtis steps in as starter in aim after backing up Gustaf Jungnelius, a second staff Class S All-State participant. Iorio stated he’s happy how Curtis has performed within the preseason and is assured he’ll do nicely if the protection provides some strong help.
Iorio wants to interchange defender Mitchell Kezer, a Connecticut All-American a yr in the past, however the coach likes the expertise and expertise he has defensively.
The Bears open the season in opposition to defending ECC-Large champ East Lyme, the staff that beat Stonington within the ECC match last
“I’d like to continue the string of success that Stonington has had. We have some big shoes to fill and I’m optimistic the boys are up to the task. We’ll see early in the season where we stack up.”