The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Mount View High School varsity field hockey squad:

Team: Mount View field hockey.

Coach/years coached current team: Gloria Hewett, fifth year.

Last year’s record/playoff information: 12-1, No. 1 in the Eastern Class B. Defeated No. 8 Waterville 3-1 in the quarterfinals and No. 5 Gardiner 1-0 in the semifinals before falling to No. 3 Nokomis of Newport 1-0 in the regional final. The Mustangs and Warriors also played to a scoreless, double-overtime tie in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship.

Roster: Seniors Delainey Kein (forward), Anna Piotti (midfield, back), Mercedes Reynolds (forward) and Frances Stevens (back); juniors Abbie Charrier (goalie), Larissa Hannan (forward), Kyrstyn Keating (midfield, back), Brittany Masessa (midfield), Andrea Smith (forward), Abby Stubbs (midfield), Anna Tsomides (forward) and Janelle Thornley (forward); sophomores Hailey Davis (back), Mykenna Grotton (midfield), Braley Leadbetter (forward) and Caitlin Poulin (back); and freshmen Kersey Boulay (midfield), Lyndsey Morong (midfield, back) and Ellie Peaslee (midfield, back).

Graduation losses: Hayleigh Kein, Chrissy Larrabee, Maggie Clark, Katie Cloutier, Haleigh Duclos, Cheyenne Dyer, Amanda Hall, Brianna Moody and Channing Murphy.

Significant impact players: Piotti, Reynolds, Kein, Stubbs and Charrier.

Team strengths: Piotti will direct the backfield play, while Reynolds and Kein both figure to be the team’s top scorers. Stubbs will be a significant contributor at midfield and Charrier will be tough to score on in the cage for the Mustangs.

Team goals: To come together as a unified team, work hard and play with skill and speed.

Top league opponents: Belfast, Nokomis, Gardiner, Winslow and Leavitt of Turner.

Outlook: With a handful of returning team members and many new players, including three freshmen, it will be difficult for the Mustangs to repeat their spectacular performance of last season, especially after losing All-State-caliber players such as Larrabee and Hayleigh Kein.

However, coach Hewett feels her team has the will and desire to compete with virtually any team in the conference, and sees her squad “as having a winning record again this year.”

Schedule:

9/1/11 – Mount View at Mount Blue – 4 p.m.

9/3/11 – Nokomis at Mount View – 10 a.m.

9/6/11 – Mount View at Winslow – 4 p.m.

9/8/11 – Oak Hill at Mount View – 4 p.m.

9/10/11 – Mount View at Erskine Academy – 10 a.m.

9/13/11 – Maranacook at Mount View – 4 p.m.

9/15/11 – Mount View at Morse – 4 p.m.

9/20/11 – Mount View at Oceanside – 4 p.m.

9/22/11 – Leavitt at Mount View – 4 p.m.

9/27/11 – Waterville at Mount View – 4 p.m.

9/29/11 – Mount View at Gardiner – 4 p.m.

10/1/11 – Mount View at Maine Central Institute – 10 a.m.

10/6/11 – Camden Hills at Mount View – 3:30 p.m.

10/11/11 – Belfast at Mount View – 3:30 p.m.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@villagesoup.com.