Thursday, September 21, 2017

Game tonight at 6pm

W-H Boys' Varsity Soccer has a home Patriot League game vs Plymouth North tonight at 6pm, 9/21. Please come out and support this hard working group.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

                                BR scrimmage – home at 4pm- varsity only.
8/27                       OFF
8/28                       Boys Soccer 5-7pm
                                Boys Soccer Scrimmage 5-7 home vs Brockton- varsity.
                                Boys Soccer 4pm-5pm (on turf) 5-7pm on grass
                                Boys Soccer 5-7pm
Boys Soccer 4-5pm (turf) 6-7pm grass

9/2                  Scrimmage vs EB 10 am, home. Varsity 
9/3                         OFF
9/4                         Boys soccer 8am-10am

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Initial schedule for beginning of the season/ Boys' Soccer

 Initial schedule for the beginning of the season. More details will come later in the summer.

                                Boys and girls soccer we are awaiting word on BR scrimmage – either way you guys will go late in day
8/27                       OFF
8/28                       Boys Soccer 5-7
                                Boys Soccer Scrimmage 5-7
                                Boys Soccer 4pm-5pm (on turf) 5-7pm on grass
                                Boys Soccer 5-7pm
Boys Soccer 4-5pm (turf) 6-7pm grass

9/2                         Boys soccer 8am-10am
9/3                         OFF
9/4                         Boys soccer 8am-10am

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Summer playing opportunities

Interested varsity players, please get in touch with me about the 2 summer leagues and our team camp. More details were sent to your emails. Coach Leahy

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Good Luck Panthers

As the new season is about to begin with a new Coach at the helm, I want to wish everyone a successful tryout and season.  I know you will give 100% to continue what we started last year.  As you know, hard work does payoff and no opponent is too big to conquer.  You will be seeing me at some of your games and I will follow you all season long.
My best to you always!
Coach Barrington

Saturday, January 31, 2015

More Thank You's...

I would like to add some special Thank You's that weren't posted earlier:
Freshmen Coaches Bob Healy & Dick Cole for their outstanding efforts to build this soccer program through outstanding coaching and skill work at the freshmen level. It's been a great 3 years working with both of you!
Jv Coach Ralph Blight for his 9 years of dedication to the program, his determination to see this program succeed, and preparing those Jv players for a Varsity position. Most importantly to me, his unwavering friendship and support throughout the years.
Volunteer Coaches Jordan Blight & Jason Malloy for giving us their time and talents to help our programs succeed.  It's nice to see former players giving back to the program.
The Captains: Nate, Drew, Antonio who's leadership this year helped get us back to the tournament.
The Almeida Family for the Cookout, Team Dinners, running the concession stand, and support of the program over the years.
Parents for your help with the concession stand, tailgate, support of your son and our program, and many kind words of encouragement this year.  You do make a difference!
Dave Floeck for his guidance, support of the program, and unwavering friendship.  You made my journey rewarding.
Sue Moss for the thousands of pictures taken during the years, award certificates, and senior award letters.
Bob Rodgers, athletic director for announcing at the home games and his great support of our program throughout this year.
Lexie Watkins, trainer for giving us great care and support in our times of need. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Final Banquet, This is it...2014

The Boys Soccer Banquet was held on Jan. 25th, to celebrate the past season and to say good bye to the Seniors and Coach Barrington.  The Banquet started with a catered meal and raffle.  The raffle raised $300.00 with 1/2 going to the Wounded Warrior Project and the other 1/2 to the Soccer Program.  After moving to the Performing Arts Center, Coach Healy & Coach Cole presented the Freshmen Team with their award certificates.  This was followed by Coach Blight presenting the award certificates to the Jv Program. Next up was a 25 minute power-point show bring the soccer season back to life.  The end of that program served as a tribute to Coach Barrington & the Seniors at this, their last season at W-H.  Award Certificates and special recognition was given to all Varsity Players.  Special Awards were then presented to: Tom McGahan-Most Improved Player, Kevin Emery-Unsung Hero, Nate Almeida-Defensive Player of the Year, Brian McGahan-Offensive Player of the Year, Nate Almeida-Most Valuable Player, and the Coaches Choice Award was given to the entire Varsity Team for their heart, pride, and determination to make this year so successful. They were truly a team, family, & brotherhood united to be successful and bring pride to our program.
I want to Thank Everyone for making my last banquet so special.  The kind words and fun gifts were greatly appreciated.  I will remember all of you......

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Soccer Banquet

A reminder that Soccer Banquet forms can be returned to Coach Barrington on Wednesday 1/14 in the PE office.  They can also be returned on Thursday or Friday in the Main Office, give to the secretary and make sure Coach Barrington's name is on the envelop.

Whitman Hanson Boys’ Soccer Program


Dear Parents/Guardians,

            The time has come for us to celebrate our team and individual accomplishments from this past season.  On Sunday, January 25th, 2014, the boys’ soccer program will hold its annual banquet.  The coaching staff is looking forward to seeing everyone together again as we remember our accomplishments no matter how big or small they were.  All players are expected to attend.  A full-catered meal will be provided so bring your appetite.

 Panther Soccer Camp will pay for all players.  All other family members will pay the per person rate listed below.  Please check in at the Student Dining Hall upon arrival.  Please read over the info below & call me if you have any questions, 781-618-7432 school, 508-866-2627 home.

SENIOR PARENTS, please provide baby or childhood photo’s of your son asap so I can get them into the show.  Email them to me or send in with your son.
DATE:       Sunday January 25th, 2014
PLACE:     Whitman Hanson Reg. High School

TIME:        2:00 – 5:00 (meal served at 2:15, check in at table at Student Dining Hall)
COST:       $10.00 per person, (all players are free courtesy of Panther Soccer Camp)
ATTIRE:   Players should wear shirts & ties
FRESHMAN:  Please bring some type of desert (cookies, brownies,
                              cup cakes, cake, or one of your favorite deserts).

Raffle:      We will be raffling off some misc. W-H Soccer Gear, Revolution Bobble

              Heads, Professional Team Scarves, and a Gift Card. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5(available at check-in)
Please fill out the form below and return it by January 16th, 2014.  Have your son deliver the form to me at school or mail in ASAP.  

                                                                                                Coach Barrington


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Name of Player________________________________________________________________

Total number of people attending including player:       ____________________

Amount enclosed (checks payable to W-H Soccer):          __$_________________

  ($10 per family member, no cost for player)



Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 Soccer Banquet

Whitman Hanson Boys’ Soccer Program


Dear Player/Parents/Guardians,

            The time has come for us to celebrate our team and individual accomplishments from this past season.  On Sunday, January 25th, 2015, the boys’ soccer program will hold its annual banquet.  The coaching staff is looking forward to seeing everyone together again as we remember our accomplishments no matter how big or small they were.  All players are expected to attend.  A full-catered meal will be provided so bring your appetite.

 Panther Soccer Camp will pay for all players.  All other family members will pay the per person rate listed below.  Please check in at the Student Dining Hall upon arrival.  Please read over the info below & call me if you have any questions, 781-618-7432 school, 508-866-2627 home.

SENIOR PARENTS, please provide baby or childhood photo’s of your son asap so I can get them into the show.  Email them to me or send in with your son this week.


DATE:        Sunday January 25th, 2015

 PLACE:     Whitman Hanson Reg. High School

TIME:        2:00 – 5:00 (meal served at 2:15, check in at table at Student Dining Hall)

COST:        $10.00 per person, (all players are free courtesy of Panther Soccer Camp)

ATTIRE:    Players should wear shirts & ties

FRESHMAN:  Please bring some type of desert (cookies, brownies, cup cakes, cake,

                          or one of your favorite deserts).

Raffle:      We will be raffling off some misc. W-H Soccer Gear, Revs Bobble Heads, Scarves,

               and a $40 Gift Card. Tickets are $1 each or 7 for $5 (available at check-in)


Please fill out the form below and return it by January 16th, 2014.  Have your son deliver the form to me at school or mail in ASAP.  

Wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.



 Coach Barrington, Blight, Healy, & Cole


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Name of Player________________________________________________________________



Total number of people attending including player:       ____________________



Amount enclosed (checks payable to W-H Soccer):          __$_________________

  ($10 per family member, no cost for player)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Player Soccer Equipment and Banquet info

All players need to return their soccer uniforms, bags, and locks to the Coaches on Thursday Nov. 13 at 1:45 in the gym where the equipment was issued.  Please return everything at that time.  Equipment will not be collected during the school day, only after school.

The Boys Soccer Banquet for all 3 teams in our program will be on Sunday, January 25th at the High School.  There will be a catered meal and an awards ceremony.  Please save the date, the time will be determined shortly (either afternoon or early evening).

All Star Game Result

The Keenan Division defeated the Fisher Division 4 - 3.  Our 3 All-Stars, Capt. Antonio Centeio, Capt. Nate Almeida, and Brian McGahan had an outstanding game.  What a thrill it was to see these 3 guys match the play of our former opponents from Duxbury, Silver Lake, Hingham, and Quincy.  This was a night they won't forget.
Congratulation guys on a job well done!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Patriot League All-Star Game

The Panthers have 3 Players in the Patriot League All Star Game this Sunday, Nov. 9th, 5 pm at Plymouth North.  See Captain Nate Almeida, Captain Antonio Centeio, and Brian McGahan join forces with Duxbury, Silver Lake, Hingham, & Quincy as they take on the Fisher Division.  Come on out and support our players in their last Soccer experience this year.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"This is it"

This is a blog I wish I didn't have to post.  The Panther Soccer Season has come to a close.  The Panthers lost a tough one to Pembroke Tuesday night.  Pembroke definitely improved their game since the last time we saw them and they did a good job scouting us at CM.  We were nervous but I think we also had tired legs, we've played 6 games in 11 days.  Thank you to the fans that supported us last night, we truly appreciate you being there.

Our last meeting together after the game was a tough one.  The seniors 4 year journey and my 36th in the program have come to an end.  I know they will remember the tremendous strides we made this year.  How we exceeded others expectations of us and what we could do.  We will remember the smiles, monster mini-golf, the exciting wins, ties, close games, the support of our parents and fans, our tournament win over CM, and the tears we shed together on that last bus ride home.....   I am so proud of this group of players and how they made my last year special.  A very heart felt Thank You to all.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

W-H vs Pembroke State Tournament

The Panthers are traveling to Pembroke for a 1st round game against Pembroke at 6 tonight.
The Panthers are coming off a thrilling Penalty Kick win over Catholic Memorial on Sunday.
We are looking for a huge crowd tonight to help us beat Pembroke.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Panthers defeat Catholic Memorial in State Tournament!

The Panthers battled the elements and Catholic Memorial to gain their 1st tournament win since 2009!  A slushy field and cold weather didn't keep the Panthers from their mission to succeed.
After 80 minutes of regulation with the Panthers having opportunities to score and 20 minutes of sudden death/golden goal overtime, it all came down to penalty kicks.  The Panthers chose to shoot 1st and make CM chase them.  Antonio Centeio and Gabe De Oliviera put the Panthers up 2 - 1.  Tom McGahan gave us a 3 - 1 advantage and Kevin Emery gave us the game winner in the 6th round to seal the deal at 4 - 3.  What an exciting finish to an exciting game.  Conor Keane made some great saves during the game and in the shootout!  The defensive unit of Nate Almeida, Drew Alexopoulos, Brian Barry, & Kevin Emery worked hard to minimize shots during the game.  Central midfielders Antonio, Gabe, Ryan Kelly, and David Sanchez worked hard to get balls to our forwards.  Tom Chmura and Nick Haley certainly kept the CM defense on their toes with numerous threats during overtime.  Overall, everyone on the field played a big part in this tournament win.

Now we focus on Pembroke who we will play for the 3rd time this year.  Game time is 6pm at Pembroke on Tuesday Nov. 4th.  We would like to get as many fans there as possible to help us pull out another tournament victory!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Panthers vs Catholic Memorial in State Tournament

The Panthers will be traveling to Catholic Memorial H.S. in West Roxbury on Sunday 11/2 for a 1pm Tournament Game.  This will be the Panthers 1st tournament appearance since 2009 and they are ready.  GO PANTHERS!!!!
Players should arrive at W-H at 10:45 for pregame and will leave at approx. 11:15 for the 1 pm game.
Hope to see plenty of fans there.  Thanks for your support at our last home game this past Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Varsity ties Duxbury = Tournament Bound

The Panthers played a tremendous defensive battle against Duxbury to gain a 0 - 0 tie which put the Panthers in the state tournament.  Defense worked hard to deny Duxbury a goal while offense keep Duxbury's defense on their toes.  Conor Keane made some big saves in net to keep us in this game.  Sweeper Nate Almeida & Stopper Kevin Emery and Ryan Kelly also played well for the Panthers.  Realistically I could name every single player becasuse they all made this night happen.  This was the biggest soccer crowd for the Panthers and we really appreciated the support.  It was also Senior Parent Night and we thank the parents for their support and seniors for their determination to get this team into the tournament.  
A well deserved day of rest on Thursday, no practice.  We begin again on Friday and await our tournament seeding.  I believe we will play on Sunday and will post as soon as we know.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Varsity vs Duxbury 10/29/14 Parent Senior Night & Tailgate

The Panthers have a big home game on Senior Parent Night this Wednesday 10/29  @ 6 pm vs Duxbury .  The Panthers need a tie or a win to qualify for the tournament and we are expecting a good size crowd.  Senior Parents should arrive at the Panther at 5:45 rain or shine.  All Seniors will start the game and a ceremonial kickoff will take place so our 2 seniors, Jack Bannon and Jeff Govoni can be in their last Varsity Game of their high school career.  Please show up and support the Panthers in their quest for the MIAA State Tournament.  All W-H players and their parents are invited to a tailgate party at the concession stand after the game.  Please join us for this traditional celebration of our Varsity Program.

Varsity vs Rockland

The Panthers tied Rockland 1-1 at Rockland.  The Panthers 2nd game in two days started off with mistakes and turnovers.  At the 21st minute, the Panthers went down a goal and couldn't answer it.  The 1/2 time talk helped bring reality back and gave the Panthers a wake up call as they needed 2 points to make the tourney with just 1 more game left.  The team showed up in the 2nd half with Conor Keane making some big saves to keep us in the game.  After puting good pressure on Rockland, the 32nd minute provided the opportunity to even the score.  Tom McGahan took a corner kick and Nick Haley headed it home.  The Panthers were now putting a lot of pressure on the Rockland defense and almost scored numerous time.  Unfortunately time ran out and we had to settle for a tie but gained 1 more point towards the tournament.  Next up Duxbury Wednesday night 10/29/14,  6 pm at W-H.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Varsity beat Quincy and set a milestone

Congratulations to the Varsity team as they beat Quincy 4 - 0 under the lights @ W-H on Monday night.  The Panthers scored 2 goals in the 1st half, Nick Haley assisted by Brian McGahan and Brian McGahan assited by Tom McGahan.  The 2nd half saw Gabe DeOliviera score a penalty kick and a direct kick.  Everyone contributed to this victory which was Coach Barrington 200th program win.

A very heartfelt Thank You to all the players for this win and the parents for the support during the game and the Almeida's for the celebration cake after the game.  I will not forget this night.

Varsity Big Week

The Varsity Team has a big week ahead.  The Panthers 5 - 6 - 4 need 4 points (2 wins) to be in the tournament with 3 games remaining.  The schedule is:
10/27 Monday HOME game 6:30 vs Quincy
10/28 Tuesday at Rockland 6:30
10/29 Wednesday HOME game 6:00 vs Duxbury, Senior Parent Night. This game will also determine who will be league champion for the Keenan Division (Dux. or S/L)
We invite all families, friends, and alumni to be a part of our BIG WEEK and tournament quest.

Varsity vs Pembroke

The Varsity lost a tough one to Pembroke Saturday 3 - 1.  In the first half, after Pembroke got on the board at the 28th minute, the Panthers kept pressing and Brian McGahan scored at the 39th minute on an assist by Ryan Kelly.  Unfortunately we were still celebrating when Pembroke scored in the 40th minute.  We played a strong 2nd half and had some opportunities to score but couldn't quite get the job done.  Pembroke scored their final goal with 3 minutes left.  We did not let up and fought to the end.  5 - 6 - 4 overall.  Big week ahead as we push for the tourny.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Varsity Game vs Quincy Postponed

Although the turf look good at 12:15 and again at 3:00, drainage was not working by 4:30.  With standing water on 1 end of the field that would have clearly affected play, it was decided to move the game to Monday night.  I could not take a chance for injuries to any of the players.  We are all frustrated but we must move on and get ready for our next game.  Our new schedule is as follows:
10/24 Friday Practice 2 - 4
10/25 Saturday Game at Pembroke 1 pm, bus leaves at 11:45.
          Saturday Night High School night at Revs Game, bus leaves W-H @ 4:30, Revs Game 7:30,   
                         return to W-H approx. 11 pm.  There are still tickets available, open to all players and
                         parents for $25 per ticket.
10/26 Sunday Practice 4:30 - 6:30
10/27 Monday Varsity Game Home 6:30 vs Quincy, Jv 4:30
10/28 Tuesday Varsity Game at Rockland 6:30, Jv 5:00
10/28 Weds.   Varsity Senior Parent night 6:30 vs Duxbury, Jv 4:30
Good Luck Panthers!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Varsity vs Hingham

The Panthers gained another point towards tournament with a 0 - 0 tie against Hingham. The Varsity Team accomplished another milestone against Hingham on Friday.   This is the 1st time in history that the Panthers have prevented Hingham from scoring any goals against us during the season! 
The Panthers fought hard against a physical Hingham team.  Conor Keane was knocked around a few times but bounced back each time.  This was an end to end game with both teams having scoring opportunities.  Although all continued to play well, I must mention Captain Nate Almeida has been solid as our sweeper, Nick Haley had one of his best games of the season and was a clear threat to Hingham and hit the post with not much time on the clock, and Goalie Conor Keane made a another BIG upper 90 save with not much time on the clock to ensure W-H the tie.  This game was a big step forward for the Panthers in their quest for the State Tournament.  Keep up the good work!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Community Service Day

We will be posting all of the meeting locations for the various teams sometime tomorrow so be sure to check back.   You can plan to be dropped off and picked up in the same location.  Here are a few important points:
1) Safety is the most important point.  Just like when you were a little kid trick or treating you have to assume all cars don't see you.  Do not walk in the street, make sure your entire group is well off the path of cars.
2) Be a positive representation of Whitman Hanson.  If people decline politely thank them and say good bye by inviting them to a game.
3) Wear something that represents our school and your teams.  Game shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, etc.
4) when people give you footwear, please tie the left and right shoe together so they will be easy to sort later.
5) at least one person in your group should have a trash bag.  Pick of trash along your route.

Here is what you should say when you knock on a door:
"Hi, we are student athletes at Whitman Hanson....we are working on a community service project where today more than 400 of use are going through our two towns collecting old and unwanted footwear.  We are going to donate some of them to local families in need, some will be sent over seas and others will be recycled.  We will take any type of foot wear regardless of condition."

If they say no, you can offer to comeback or you could tell people that they could drop them off at the high school before Wednesday next week.

We will collect from noon- 2:45pm.  Captains should meet back at the high school at 3pm in room 159 so we can count.  Please bring your trash bags too so we can see which teams collected the most.

W-H vs Hingham

All soccer games with Hingham were cancelled.  Varsity & Jv will play today, Friday, at Hingham at 3:30.  NO Freshman game & No practice Today Friday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Senior Parent Night

We will be celebrating Senior Parent Night on Thursday October 23rd at our home 6:30 Quincy Game.
Coach B will need to know what senior parents will be attending and the names being announced.  Check your email.

Varsity vs Hanover

It was a very dissappointing night at W-H as the Panthers lost to Hanover 2 - 1.  A sluggish, disinterested, and loss of focus in the 1st half set the tone for a poor performance.  Although the 2nd half was an improvement, errors were costly to our effort.  The only real highlight was when Gabe DeOliviera scored a goal in the 2nd half to tie the game.  As we march towards a possible tournament bid, it is extremely important that we stay focused and not be distracted by our opponent, officials, or people in the stands.  We now prepare for Hingham and will take nothing for granted.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Varsity ties Silver Lake 0 - 0 Tonight

The Panthers came prepared for a full out battle against Patriot League foe Silver Lake and came away with a very impressive 0 - 0 tie against the 16th ranked Lakers.  The Panthers defense was solid and the offense put plenty of pressure on the Lakers defense.  Goalie Conor Keane made some outstanding saves in goal and stopper Jeff Govoni played his best game of the season.  This was truly a team effort led by the Captains and Seniors.  Every player gave 100% tonight and I am so proud of  them for this great accomplishment.  Congratulations Panthers!!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Varsity vs Pembroke

The Panthers lost their Home Coming game to Pembroke 4 - 2.  We started out strong, scoring in the 1st minute of play with Brian McGahan getting the goal off a Nick Haley assist.  Unfortunately we didn't keep momentum going.  Fouls in our defensive end were costly as Pembroke rocketed 2 goals into our net before half-time.  The second half saw more lapses and Pembroke controlling much of the play.  We had trouble completing passes, keeping possession, getting shots on goal, and poor marking.  Before we knew it the score was 4 - 1.  We did have a spark near the end when Brian McGahan scored his 2nd goal of the game off an assist by David Sanchez.  We thought we had "It" with us but we didn't, just went through the motions.  Captains and Seniors it's time to step up and lead this team to fulfill our goals and complete our commitment to success.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Soccer Team going to N.E. Revolution Game 10/25

Coach Barrington will be taking members of the Soccer Teams to see the New England Revolution vs Toronto FC on Saturday 10/25.  This is High School Night and players will have many activities to choose prior to the game.  After the game, Seniors will be allowed on the field for the Cross Bar Challenge.  I have reserved tickets at the 50 yard line, rows 30 & 31.  Tickets cost $25 and includes the cost of the bus.  Varsity has 1st options for the tickets until Monday then they are available on a first come, first serve basis to any player in the program onTuesday 10/7.  We will be leaving W-H around 4:30 and returning around 11:15.

Home Coming Weekend

The Varsity Team will be playing Pembroke for Home Coming this Saturday 10/4 at 2:45 here at W-H.  Don't miss the excitement of Panther Soccer's "This is it" season!!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Duxbury Game Postponed

All Duxbury Soccer Games for Today Wednesday 10/1/14 has been postponed to 10/29/14.  Game times will be the same: freshmen & Jv 4:00, Varsity 6:00.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Varsity 5 vs Quincy 3

The Whitman Hanson Panthers defeated the Quincy Presidents last night 5 – 3 at Veterans Stadium in Quincy.  The Panthers 1st goal was scored by Jared Pendrak off an assist by Antonio Centeio.  Quincy tied the game on a goal by Yuri Mascarenhas at the 22nd  minute.  The Panthers went ahead at the 28th minute on a goal by Tom Chmura assisted by Antonio Centeio.  The Panthers scored again with 5 minutes left in the half with a goal by Antonio Centeio assisted by Jared Pendrak.  The score was 3 – 1 W-H at the half.   In the second half, the Panthers scored at the 6 minute mark on a goal by Nick Haley assisted by Ben Mains.  The final Panther goal was scored by Kyle Nehiley assisted by Jared Pendrak.  Quincy scored on a penalty kick at the 23rd minute by Yuri Mascarenhas.  Yuri also scored the final Quincy goal at the 28th minute.  Kevin Emery was injured in the 2nd half and we are hoping for a speedy return.  The Panthers are now 5 – 3 – 2 overall and 4 – 3 – 2 in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Varsity vs Plymouth North

A tough night at Plymouth resulted in a 1 - 1 tie.  Nick Haley scored for us with an assist to Jared Pendrak.  A defensive error allowed Plymouth to tie the game.  We had many more chances to score but we were not on target.  We also allowed our opponent, ref, and fans to effect our play.  Negativity will effect us negatively everytime.  I'm asking all fans, as difficult as it may be, to stay positve and encouraging throughout the game.  You will make a difference in helping us to acheive our goals!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Varsity vs EB

The Panthers started off this game slow.  Some opportunities but were held to 0 - 0 at half time.
The 2nd half was a whole new game with the Panthers winning 5 - 0.  Brian McGahan scored a hat trick, Nick Haley and Jared Pendrak each scored.  Assists went to Nick Haley, Brian McGahan, Kyle Nehiley, Jack Bannon, and Brian Berry.  Defense played solid with good effort from goalies Conor Keane & Jack Bannon along with Nate Almeida, Kevin Emery, Brian Berry, and Drew Alexopoulos.  This was our 3rd shut out of the season.  The 2nd half was a great effort by all.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Varsity vs Scituate

The Varsity Team played a very poor 1st half against Scituate and gave up 2 quick goals in 4 minutes.  Teamwork, communication, heart, pride, and determination were all missing in the 1st half.
The second half showed some much needed improvement.  At the 12th minute, Nick Haley got the Panthers on the board with a nice shot past the keeper.  After giving up another goal, the Panthers continued to fight and at the 25th minute, Tom McGahan sent the ball to David Sanchez who scored the goal.  Jack Bannon made some good saves in net.  The Panthers are now 3 - 3 - 1 in the Patriot League.  They will be in action again on Thursday night here at W-H taking on East Bridgewater at 6:30. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Varsity W-H Panthers vs PS Panthers

The Varsity Team payed tribute to Major Mike Donahue, who graduated from W-H in 1990, prior to tonights game with a moment of silence, arm bands, and 1990 on the scoreboard.  The emotion of the start of the game provided added adrenalin for the Panthers who scored in the 2nd minute of the game.  Brian McGahan knocked a nice ball into the net after Jared Pendrak sent it into the box.  Later in the 1st half Plymouth South tied the game up for a 1 - 1 halftime score.  Again the W-H Panthers were determined to get another win as Brian McGahan scored his 2nd goal of the game off an assist by Antonio Centeio.  With 13 minutes left in the game, Plymouth South scored after a defense failed to clear the ball out of the penalty box.  The W-H Panther next big chance came with 3 minutes left when Brian Barry hit the goal post on a nice shot.  The game ended 2 - 2.  Thank you to the fans who supported us Friday night.

The Panthers are now 3 - 2 - 1 in the Patriot League Keenan Division.

We will travel to Scituate on Tuesday at 4 for a tough game against Scituate.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Freshmen Team Results

A recap of the recent  freshmen games.

“The road to success is always under construction”
Mon     W-H 2, EB 3
We played a good 1st half against going up 2-0, but lost focus in the 2nd half giving up 3 goals.
Goals by Justin and Chad, assists from Jason and Conor

Tuesday           W-H 2, Duxbury 2.
We played strong for 55 minutes before giving up a goal off a corner kick. And in the 37 minute of a 35 minute game, Duxbury scored on a PK to tie the game. We fought back, came close to putting in another goal in the closing seconds but the Duxbury keeper made a fine save. Game ended in a tie.
Goals by Justin and Chad, assists from Jason and Conor

Thursday         W-H 1, Silver Lake 3
Again played well till the 2nd half.  The team is working very hard and they are not giving up..
Goal scored by Justin with an assist from Kris

Tuesday           W-H 2, Plymouth North 5
We are starting out strong, but when we lose our team shape we concede goals. Had a few injuries against PN but we did not back down.
Goals by Justin and Chad, assists from Drew and Conor

Wednesday      W-H 1, Hing 5
Yesterday we faced a very skilled and tough Hingham team.
We came out and outplayed Hingham for the first 32 minutes. Had a 1-0 before giving a goal. The 1st half ended 1-1.
The second half, well that was a different story we conceded 4 goals.
Dick and I are still trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Even though we lost to a very good team, we were impressed with our teams play in the 1st half.  It also showed the team that if we play hard for 80 minutes and keep our shape we can play with anybody.
Goal scored by Kris with an assist from Steve Osborne

Chuck Noll once said "You can't make a great play unless you do it first in practice."

The Freshmen Coaches

Varsity vs Hingham 9/17

The Panthers stepped up their game tonight and beat Hingham for the very 1st time 1 - 0.
This end to end battle could have gone either way at any point in time but the Panthers fought hard to win this one.  With 7 minutes remaining in the game, the ball got passed to Kyle Nehiley on the right side who then sent it across into the penalty box.  Brian McGahan was making a nice diagonal run and scored the game winning goal.  Moments later, Goal Jack Bannon made a spectacular save to preserve the Panther victory.  Sweeper Nate Almeida and the defensive unit kept us in this important Patriot League showdown.  Congratulations to every team member for our best performance of the season so far.......

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JV Boys 0-0 Tie vs Harbormen

The JV boys put it all together and put their all onto the pitch today!
 The Panthers outshot Hingham 10 - 6, our defense stifled the Hingham attack, with Hingham's only real chance at scoring coming from a PK that was STUFFED by Goalkeeper Jack Molito.

Next up, Plymouth South.

Coach Blight

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

JV Boys vs North Plymouth

7-0 win vs Plymouth North with 2 goals a piece coming from Jake Drury and Ian Duffey.  John Camirand and Peter Wilkins both scored, along with Martin "the General" Kalina who blasted one in from deep outside the box.  Defense played superbly, Mike Coletti, Martin, Matt Stearns, Tucker Sylvester, and Juan Aristizabal kept away any shots on goal.

Wednesday, BIG GAME, vs Hingham.  We will be playing on turf!

Coach Blight

W-H Varsity 3 - 1 Plymouth North

The Panthers evened their record to 2 - 2 in the Patriot League after beating Plymouth North 3 - 1 at our home openner. The Panthers quickly put pressure on the Eagles and controlled play early on.  Antonio Centeio put the Panthers on the board with a well placed penalty kick at the 15th minute of the 1st half.  After a let up, Plymouth North got on the board off a direct kick from 20 yds away from goal at the 22nd minute.  The 2nd half saw the Panthers regroup and returned to pressuring the Eagles defense.  The game winning goal came at the 9th minute when Drew Alexopoulos sent a cross into the box and Brian McGahan knocking it in.  We continued to press as Nate Almeida sent another cross into the box and Nick Haley scored the goal at the 11th minute.  There were a number of other opportunities that the Panthers failed to capitalize on.
The Panthers will be looking to go above .500 this Wednesday night at Home against Hingham.  Game time at W-H is 6:30.

Congratulations Jv's on your 7 - 0 win against PN.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Varsity vs Silver Lake 9/11/14

Wow!!  What a performance the Panthers put in at Silver Lake.  Passing was much sharper, confidence was high, and we truly surprised the Lakers.  No one would have expected the game to be 0 - 0 at half time or at the 76th minute.  The Lakers scored at the 77th minute after stealing the ball away after a good save by Conor Keane.  The goal should not have been allowed. Their final goal was scored with 7 seconds left.  I am so proud of how our boys handled themselves.  With everything going on in the stands to the speed & intensity of the game, we maintained our cool and fought to the end.  We truly played with Pride, Heart, & Determination!  Well done Panthers!  Can't wait to play them on our home turf on 10/7!

W-H vs Duxbury

The Panthers lost 2 - 0 Tuesday night to Duxbury.  After holding the game to 0 - 0 at half time, the Panthers had a 9 minute lapse in focus and gave up 2 goals at the 5th & 13th minute of the 2nd half.
Capt. Nate Almeida and Goalie Conor Keane played well.  We learned some things tonight and will play better against S/L on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

JV Beats Duxbury 1 - 0

Great start to our season beating Duxbury 1 - 0 on their home turf!  Goal was scored by Ian Duffey with an assist from Jack Molito, who received a pass from midfielder Ross Bartlett.   Defense was anchored by Martin "The General" Kalina, with help from "Iron Mike" Coletti, Tucker Sylvester, and Matt Stearns. Jack Molito and Nate Mains split the shutout, each making saves and controlling the 18.

A special "tip of the cap" to outside mid Matt Secatore for finally activating his GPS and finding his way out of the backwoods of Maine, just in time to join us in our victory at  Duxbury......

Monday, September 8, 2014

JV vs Duxbury Tomorrow!!

After weeks of practice  our season is about to begin!

With Duxbury and Silver Lake both on our schedule this week, it will be a measure of how good we are and how good we can be!

Friday, September 5, 2014

1st Freshmen game vs N.Quincy Jv's

Congratulations to the Boys Freshmen Soccer Team. A great start to the 2014 season by defeating the North Quincy JV Raiders 3-2.
A freshmen team is like a puzzle, but the puzzle started to come together yesterday. About 5 minutes into the game we received a free kick about 25 yards out. Conan Walls scored with a beautiful shot past the NQ keeper. A few minutes later Bret Ellis struck a 30 yard shot into the top ninety of their net. North Quincy scored near the end of the 1st half.
Halfway through the 2nd half there was a collision between Kris Delvalle and the North keeper, Kris continued to battle and pushed the ball past the keeper’s hand and then sent a shot into the open net. North Quincy scored later in the half.
Aiden Levangie and Anthony Pasciuto our keepers each played a half and did a fine job between the pipes. Jason Bannon and Jayke Schneider assisted on the goals. Overall as a TEAM you all played well.
I want to thank the parents for their support, but I need to remind everyone to please not to coach from the sidelines. The boys need to listen to what we the coaches are trying to teach them. It gets confusing when they are getting mixed messages.
Thank You for your consideration in this matter.
The Coaches

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Varsity vs North Quincy

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer Team for their 1 - 0 win over North Quincy tonight.
Panther Goal was scored by Antonio Centeio on an assist by Jared Pendrak.  We played well at both ends of the field.  The shut out is credited to both goalies; sophomore Conor Keane and Senior Jack Bannon.  Great start to the season!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday 9/2/14 Activities

The Varsity Soccer Team will be going on their annual team building trip to Monster Mini Golf in Norwood.  Team bus leaves at 1:45.  We will stop to eat on the way home.  Approx. return to W-H is between 6 - 7 pm.

Jv Practice 2 - 4
Freshmen Practice 2 - 3:30

Saturday, August 30, 2014

SoccerBowl Results

The Panthers had a successfull day ending up with 2 wins and 1 loss.  We will continue working on team chemistry and playing as one unit.  Thank you to the Parents for the concession stand, the referees who donated their time, the Jv & Freshmen players that worked the games, and our opponents for making this SoccerBowl a success.

Varsity Practice on Labor Day Monday is 4 - 6pm.
No Jv or Freshmen Practice on Monday

Practice Tuesday 9/2/14 Freshmen 2 - 3:30, Jv 2 - 4

Varsity trip to Monster Mini Golf, leaving at 1:45.


SoccerBowl is today, Saturday August 30th from 9am - 1:15pm
Workers are reminded to show up on time.
W-H plays at 9am against Sharon, 10:30 against Xaverian, and 12:00 against Attleboro.
Good Luck Panthers!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JV Game Ball Donation

The JV Boys would like to thank Hanson Youth Soccer for their donation of 3 game balls!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Soccer Season Updates/News

The Panthers put in a good performance on Saturday in a scrimmage against East Bridgewater.
Varsity moved the ball well, defended well, and scored 4 goals while giving up 2.  This is just the beginning of a season with high hopes and expectations.  Keep working hard to accomplish our goals!  We fight to the end!!!
Jv team also moved the ball well at times , had some goal scoring opportunities but came up short by 1 goal.  Keep working hard!
The Varsity & Jv are traveling to Falmouth on Thursday for a 2:45 scrimmage.  Good Luck!

Freshmen team practice schedule this week:

Tues. NO Practice

Wed. Practice 2 – 3:30

Thurs. Practice 2 – 3:15

Friday practice 2 – 3:30.

No practices on Saturday or Sunday.

All future Freshmen practices are 2-3:30.

Coach B.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Saturday 8/23/14 Cookout

All 3 teams are invited to the Almeida's for a cookout to build some team bonding.  Players should arrive around 4 pm.  Let Nate or myself know if you are attending so we can have enough food for everyone.  Contact us via school email.  Hope to see everyone there!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 W-H Soccer Information

Whitman Hanson Regional High School

Boys’ Soccer

                                                 Important Soccer Reminders 
·        August 20th Wed. 5 pm,  PACER Test in the gym or on Turf.(running shoes needed) and two 40yd sprints. This is an optional day to complete the timed run.  The next time for the run is Friday Aug. 22nd 6:25 am.

**ALL Players & Parents MUST sign up on line with the athletic department and provide a copy of a recent physical taken within the past 13 months.  A concussion baseline test must also be on file with the athletic department.  See the Athletic Department website for details.
       **These forms must be complete before tryouts on August 21st!!
·        August 21st, Thurs. Tryouts begin; arrive 15 minutes before start time:
           Soph. Jr.& Seniors 7:00 – 10:00am.           Freshmen   11:15 – 2:15
·        Aug. 22nd Fri.  Double Sessions Everyone: 7:00 – 9:30 & 12:30 – 3:00
       *If you didn’t complete the timed run on Wed, arrive @ 6:25 am for the run*
·        Aug. 23rd Sat.  Double Sessions Everyone: 7:00 – 9:30 & 12:15 – 3:00
                                         Scrimmage against E. Bridgewater 12:30 – 3:00
        **Cookout at the Almeida's house 4pm, all players, all soccer teams**
·     Aug. 24th Sunday  NO PRACTICE  (rest & stretch)
·         Aug.  25th  Mon. Varsity practice 2 – 4,    Jv & Freshmen 7-9am  
·        Aug. 26th Scrimmage at Falmouth 3, leave W-H 1:30 Varsity & Jv,
                                                            Freshmen No Practice
·        Aug. 27 Wed.  practice 2 – 4
·        Aug. 28th Scrimmage home vs Dedham 5:00 Varsity & Jv
·        Aug. 29th Fri. practice 2 - 4
·        Aug. 30th Saturday SoccerBowl Varsity on turf 9 am – 1:30 pm. (Jv & Freshmen will sign up for a 2 ½ hour work time. 7:30-10, 9:45-12:15, 12:00-2
·        Aug. 31st Sunday NO PRACTICE
·        Daily practice times 2 – 4 unless changed by coach.
·         Sept. 4th, Thurs. 1st game of the season all teams @ North Quincy, 4:00

Dates, Times, & Location of games may change.  Stay up to date at W-H Athletic site, twitter, and our blogger website:
Good Luck to all teams!
Coach Barrington