Photo of the week: Bartlett Indians Billy Phillips and the agony of defeat.
Text and photos by Steev Riccardo
If you have been reading this column for the last 13 months, then there is one name that you can probably spell without a problem – Emily Dawidczyk.
The 2011 View From The Sidelines Athlete of the year is at it again.
Last Thursday “The Sweet Assassin,” as we have so fondly named her, put on an unforgettable performance against Shepherd Hill as she and the Lady Pirates played the 6-1-3 Rams to a 6-6 tie in girls’ soccer.
Dawidczyk scored all six Pirates goals in a record-breaking effort that made her the all time leading scorer in Pirates history with 80 goals.
Now if you have been following “The Sweet Assassin,” you know she already holds several track records at Oxford and is a shoe-in for the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame. She is also on the verge of being heavily recruited. It’s safe to say that we are talking Division 1 schools, which would be a rare and incredible feat for an athlete from this area.
When she been asked if she would rather play soccer or run track in college, she has yet to really give this reporter a definitive answer, but if I was to guess, I would say that she is playing big time college soccer a year from now. That is just a guess though.
The View’s Top 5 of the week:
1. Emily Dawidczyk, Oxford High School girls’ soccer: 6 goals vs. Shepherd Hill and a record breaking 80 goals.
2. Amanda Keovongmanysar, Shepherd Hill girls’ soccer: The Shepherd Hill senior with a big kick scored a hat trick against Oxford in a 6-6 tie.
3. Brad Picard, Shepherd Hill football: The senior captain has been a spark all year. Against Gardner on Friday he had a sweet 53-yard run for a touchdown.
4. Marisa Colby, Shepherd Hill girls’ field hockey: The Rams goaltender recorded the shutout in her team’s 5-0 win over Oxford last week.
5. Dani Stone, Bartlett girls’ soccer: Dani Stone continues to be a bright spot for a struggling Indians team. She scored a key goal in a 2-2 tie versus David Prouty last week for the 1-6-1 Indians.
Pirates lost 41-7: The Oxford Pirates are having a tough time of it so far, dropping their fourth straight 41-7 to the Uxbridge Spartans on Saturday. Matt Faucher, who has been pretty much all the offense the Pirates can muster lately, scored the only Pirates’ touchdown.
Andrew Delille: Apologies to Bartlett defensive sparkplug Andrew “Darkness” Delille for repeatedly butchering the spelling of his name and calling him “Darkman” instead of his ultra true cool moniker of “Darkness,”
Kobel-Ravenelle connection: Bartlett freshman Katie Kobel, who can be seen on the soccer field in the fall and shooting hoops in the winter for the Indians, was also recently seen at a Shepherd Hill football game cheering for their quarterback Drew Ravenelle. Why, you ask? Because they are first cousins! Kind of reminds me of the Lindsay Bond/Kyle McKissick/Anthony Wilga connection.
Speaking of Kobel(s), Katie tells me that her big brother Nick Kobel is doing great at Springfield College, where he is seeing plenty of playing time on the varsity soccer team.
Game(s) of the Week:
Shepherd Hill at Auburn, Friday (Oct 5) night football
Tantasqua at Shepherd Hill, Thursday (Oct 4) day girls’ soccer
- Tuesday, 02 October 2012
- Posted in Categories: : View from the Sidelines