Spring Sports Article 1

Essex Tech’s Spring athletic season is off and running, and our teams are off to great starts all around the state. Our Athletic Website can be found here.  Our electronic ticketing system remains up and running and can be found here for all of your needs moving forward.  

Sports Updates:

Baseball sits at 6-5 on the season after winning two contests last week. Senior Harry Lynch has led the charge on the mound for the Hawks while being a strong presence at the top of the lineup. Fellow senior Chris Itz mans the hot corner and also provides a hot bat in the middle of the order. Sophomore Cole Waterman continues to be a strong contributor to the lineup as well. The boys have a three-game week coming up, taking on Gloucester, Whittier Tech, and Lowell Catholic. 

Softball owns a 5-4 record to begin the spring 2023 season. First-year head coach Tara Petrocelli brings an intensity to the program that has the girls ranked 24th in the MIAA power rankings. Coach Petrocelli highlights Callie Hogan, Sam Chasse, and Ella Tucker as being key players both offensively and defensively. The girls have a busy week as they have four games on the schedule in the next five days. 

Boys Lacrosse has been strong so far this year, posting a 9-3 record to date this season. This puts them at #26 in the MIAA Division III power rankings. Junior Fisher Gadbois leads the charge for the Hawks while Armani Booth continues to be a force on defense. The boys look to build off a two-game winning streak and take care of business with a trio of games scheduled for this week. 

Girls Lacrosse has opened the season strong and owns a 9-1 record to begin the year. This ranks 9th in the state in regards to the MIAA Divison III power rankings. Senior Captain Maddie McDonald continues to display her athleticism by being a top goal scorer for the Hawks. Their focus shifts to three games this week with a tough matchup against Georgetown on Monday at 4:00 at home. 

Boys Volleyball is on a seven-game winning streak that dates back to their April 14th matchup against Greater Lawrence. They currently have a 7-2 record and are getting hot at the right time. Seniors Ryan Lovasco and Ryan Cole have been a strong presence at the net for the Hawks this season while Junior Captain Bruno Santos brings focus and intensity to their matches. The boys look to capture two more victories this week as they take on Lowell Catholic and Burlington. 

Boys & Girls Track is off and running this season as the boys and the girls teams have competed in a handful of meets. Head Coach Dan Connors notes two athletes that have impressed so far this year. Junior Maci Abatessa set a school record in the discus at Shawsheen Tech with a throw measuring 94 feet 11 inches which qualifies her for the state meet. Sophomore Nora Kiesel competed in the MSTCA Fr/So Championships on Saturday. She ran the 200m with a time of 27.97 which placed 15th out of 61. 

Weekly Schedule of Events

Monday, May 8th

  • Varsity Softball 4:30 @ Beverly (Away)
  • JV Softball 4:30 @ Beverly (Away)
  • Varsity Baseball 4:30 @ Gloucester (Away)
  • JV Baseball 4:30 @ Gloucester (Away)
  • Boys Varsity Lacrosse 4:00 @ Minuteman (Away)
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse 4:00 vs. Georgetown (Home)
  • Freshman Softball 4:00 vs. Beverly (Home)

Tuesday, May 9th

  • Freshman Softball 4:00 @ Northeast (Away)
  • Varsity Softball 4:00 vs. Northeast (Home)
  • JV Softball 4:00 vs. Northeast (Home)

Wednesday, May 10th

  • Boys Freshman Baseball 4:00 @ Hamilton Wenham (Away)
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse 4:00 vs. Greater Lowell (Away)
  • Girls JV Lacrosse 5:15 vs. Greater Lowell (Away)
  • Boys Varsity Lacrosse 4:00 vs. Greater Lowell (Home)
  • Boys JV Lacrosse 5:30 vs. Greater Lowell (Home)
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball 4:00 vs. Lowell Catholic (Home)
  • Boys JV Volleyball 5:30 vs. Lowell Catholic (Home)
  • Varsity Baseball 4:00 vs. Whittier (Home)
  • JV Baseball 4:00 vs. Whittier (Home)

Thursday, May 11th

  • Freshman Softball 4:00 @ Rockport (Away)
  • Boys JV Lacrosse 4:00 @ Marblehead (Away)
  • Boys and Girls Spring Track 4:00 vs. Greater Lowell (Home)
  • Varsity Softball 4:00 vs. Shawsheen (Home)
  • JV Softball 4:00 vs. Shawsheen (Home)
  • Freshman Baseball 4:oo vs. Lowell Catholic (Home)

Friday, May 12th

  • Boys Varsity Lacrosse 4:00 @ Northeast (Away)
  • Varsity Baseball 4:00 vs. Lowell Catholic (Home)
  • JV Baseball 4:00 vs. Lowell Catholic (Home)
  • Varsity Softball 4:00 vs. Greater Lowell (Home)
  • JV Softball 4:00 vs. Greater Lowell (Home)
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse 4:00 vs. Northeast (Home)

Saturday, May 13th

  • Freshman Baseball 10:00 @ Shawsheen (Away)
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball 4:00 vs. Burlington (Home)
  • Boys JV Volleyball 5:30 vs. Burlington (Home)

Grant Montgomery – #ROLLHAWKS

Assistant Coordinator of Athletics, Wellness, & Health Services

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