Randolph girls preview 2021: Returning players look to continue to build

RANDOLPH RAMS

Head coach: Ryan Hallock, third season

Last season: Finished 1-17-1, lost to Summit in the first round of the state tournament.

Key losses: Lauren Sieber, D. Victoria Olechowski, F. Julia DiCostanzo, F. Rebecca Tieman, F. Sydney Bordetsky, G.

This year’s squad: Led by a pair of strong sophomores in forwards Anna Stock (22 g., 9 a.), and Steph Martin (14 g., 3 a.), Randolph has some nice returning talent for this season. Forwards Isabella Dimichino, Olivia Melly, Danielle Redgate, along with juniors Lexi Campbell make up a strong returning group of forwards.

On defense, look for senior Alexa Drake, along with juniors Jenny Delaney and Alexis Shaunessy to make an impact.

After graduating its starting goalie in Sydney Bordetsky, Randolph will turn to freshman Stephanie Xhumba to take over in net.

Newcomers on this year’s team include juniors Brynn Koepke, Rachael Leibowitz, and Livia Powl, along with sophomores Zoriana Myers, Haley Thompson, Daisy Triana, and freshman Joelle Yurchuk.

Outlook: With a big group of returning players, Randolph expects to take a step forward this season in continuing to develop its girls program, which just started up a few years ago.

2021 SCHEDULE

Jan. 19 — at Princeton Day, 5:15 p.m.

Jan. 25 — Kent Place (Barnabas Health Hockey House), 4 p.m.

Jan. 26 — Trinity Hall (Red Bank Armory), 3:15 p.m.

Feb. 1 — Chatham (Bridgewater Sports Arena), 8 p.m.

Feb. 2 — Oak Knoll (Rock Ice, Dunellen), 4 p.m.

Feb. 3 — Westfield (Aspen Ice), 5:50 p.m.

Feb. 9 — Pingry (Aspen Ice), 6 p.m.

Feb. 17 — Madison (Aspen Ice), 5:50 p.m.

Feb. 23 — Summit (Aspen Ice), 6 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Morristown-Beard (Aspen Ice), 5:50 p.m.

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