2019 Fall Finale Tournament Teams Preview (Teams 12-24)
13. Easton Nomads – Captain: Mike O’Shea
Hometown: Easton, MA
Always a tough team to match up against right here. This team is comprised of guys that play together in the Easton town league during the season and this has been their cap off to the season the last couple years. They come prepared to play and can put up crooked numbers in a hurry.
14. Erin’s Master Batters – Captain: Daniel Garland
Hometown: Newton, MA
With a team name as such, it’s clear this team likes to have some fun. Danny is more than familiar with HUB leagues as he has probably played on a few dozen over the last 8+ years. This guy likes to win too so depending on what squad he brings to the field this could be a sleeper team to advance.
15. GND – Captain: Billy Lafferty
Hometown: Haverhill, MA
Hailing from the NH border up in Haverhill this squad is coming down to Dedham with one thing in mind, knock off the traditional tourney champs. Someone once said, “speed kills” well these guys will show you that pretty quick starting first thing on Saturday. If this GND squad is a core mix of the Dome Assassins team then we’re pretty confident we’ll see this team playing when the lights come on Saturday night.
16. Humongous Melonheads – Captain: Kevin Lambert
Hometown: Marlborough, MA
Here we have a mix of the Mudcats and Money Shots team that play in our regular HUB leagues. Mixed success over the years but the Mudcats are rallying off a Silver division title back in the summer. They’re comprised of guys that used to play ball at Salve Regina University and UMASS Boston. Let’s see if the baseball skills translate to the softball field.
17. Injured Reserves – Captain: Paul Costa
Hometown: Medford, MA
The Grandfather of softball brings his group of guys to the field for some fun, and we mean no disrespect. Paul has played in more games than some of these youngsters out there have even watched, and he’s still got it. He’s a crafty veteran whom we’ll be sure to see twirling the ball on the rubber come Saturday.
18. Mainz – Captain: Matt Grinham
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
Don’t know too much about this crew other than they hail from Pilgrim territory, the lands where the old mighty Mayflower was once docked. Let’s see if these South Shore guys know how to ball with the big boys in Boston. The odds are significantly stacked against them so let’s see what they got.
19. Rubber Duckies – Captain: Rich Viernes
Hometown: Waltham, MA
Rich and his crew bring a lot of spunk to the field that’s for sure. A feisty group of guys that have been known to advance out of pool play more often than not. It’s key for them to play near flawless and avoid giving up and big innings, if they do that their bats are enough to keep them in almost all games.
20. SouthSide Tavern – Captain: John Manning
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Mr. Manning and his crew come into this 9th Annual tournament with a couple of championship titles under their belt. They’re no strangers to success that’s for sure. However, they’ve been on the other end of some lopsided victories over the course of the last few years. Will John have all hands on deck for the year-end Finale?
21. Spadafora Slush – Captain: Sean Obrien
Hometown: Swampscott, MA
Competing for the first time in the Fall Finale we have this squad from the North Shore. Now we hear they can play some ball up there so let’s see what these guys have to bring to the table. Surely they’re excited to change up the landscape a bit and compete against some of the best of the best that Boston has to offer.
22. The Cookie Monsters – Captain: Donny Cook
Hometown: Watertown, MA
Here’s a head-scratcher, these guys list themselves as an advanced skill level but with a team description of…”Most of us will are probably going out buying gloves and cleats the night before this game.” The sarcasm has likely been laid on quite thick here but we’ll wait to see these guys on Saturday to size them up, no record of them playing with us before.
23. The Danehy Dozen – Captain: Paul Schoenfelder
Hometown: Riverside, RI
In their first official men’s tournament together this group of nice guys will put their good manners and positive attitudes to the side and focus on one thing and one thing only, WIN. Paul and his group of guys frequently play in our Cambridge weeknight leagues where they have relished in much success, the tournament success has eluded them so far but not for much longer.
24. Wild Turkeys – Captain: Dante Carnevale
Hometown: Norfolk, MA
Here’s a quick breakdown on this squad according to Dante: “Played in the Braintree League this summer, went .500. Played in a few HUB tourneys over the past year. Did OK. Not built to win it, but hopefully grab a win or two.” Well, that’s a modest way to look at things. This squad will have fingers crossed today for a lucky pool play drawing.
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2019 Fall Finale Tournament Teams Preview (First 12)
- Advanced Auto – Captain: David Chalifoux
Hometown: East Boston, MA
The team you know and love so much, the AA boys. They’re basically a lock for the finals, right? Eh not so fast this year. They remember quite well when they ended up in the “bracket of death” a little while back. When it’s a random pool play draw you never know what to expect from pool play. Let’s see what they got this year.
- BBD – Captain: Alex Carrion
Hometown: Everett, MA
Here’s another guy that’s no stranger to the softball world and community (pictured above). You might see him bouncing around with the HT team but he’s always had his Bulldogs squad playing somewhere. These guys are good but they have a lot of hard work ahead of them on Saturday.
- Bombers – Captain: Ivan Carrasco
Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
You can often hear him before you see him, Mr. Carrasco has a strong addiction to the game of softball. He played two full MLB seasons upon last check, in 2018 and while his numbers may have dropped off a bit this year the passion he has for the game is still alive and strong. The Bombers will need to have all their usual guys in order to be firing on all cylinders.
- Boo Boos – Captain: Dakota King
Hometown: Bennington, VT
Making one of the longest drives of the morning will be this squad from Southern Vermont. We hear that these guys play a lot of league ball together. By the looks of their team name they might catch a Halloween hangover, let’s hope they come ready to play!
- BOS – Captain: Ronen Levy
Hometown: Sharon, MA
Another top contender right here for sure. Ronen will be suited up in his pitching armor come Saturday, ready to drop in some dimes on the competition. The question is will he have his A squad that dominated some of our indoor tournaments back in the winter. These guys are looking to avoid any bracket of death, an easy pool and they will coast.
- Chiefs – Captain: Corey Brooks
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Here we have a complete newcomer to the HUB scene. Not much is known about this squad out hailing just south of Boston. One thing is for sure though, they must be a little intimidated by the slate of team write ups so far, yikes competition is looking fierce!
- Cool Cat Sportswear – Captain: Michael Goldstein
Hometown: Randolph, MA
This squad has played in a couple of our HUB tourneys over the last year or so. We checked the record books and while their first win has eluded them so far they’re far from rookies. They played the Irish and No Mercy teams pretty tough last year in pool play so don’t sleep on these cats.
- Daddy’O – Captain: Jason Boltrus
Hometown: Watertown, MA
Jason will bring his unbeatable energy to the field once again with his eyes on the prize. We’ve seen these guys play in tournaments pretty consistently over the last 7-8 years so let’s see what they’re bringing to the table in 2019. Not a lock for bracket play but they will not go without a win on the day that’s for sure.
- Depot Automotive – Captain: Joe Morrissey
Hometown: Wakefield, MA
Not to be confused with the Advanced Automotive squad this Depot Auto team will likely bring a much different vibe to the field. It’s not all about hittin’ dingers, slap some base hits, knock in some runs and play good defense. These are all a must if this team stands a chance.
- Dirt Dogs – Captain: N/A
Hometown: Boston, MA
Here we have a cluster of HUB regulars that were late to join the party but still snuck in under the wire. This team will have a lot of fun on Saturday but do they have what it takes to take down some of the Softball is Life crew? Station to station boys and no overthrows are mandatory for these guys to advance.
- Dougie’s – Captain: Chris Foster
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Coming in 2nd so far so longest drive we have this group of guys coming down from Nashua. They list themselves as an intermediate USSSA team so I’m sure they’ll easily adapt and fall right into place for this tourney. They aren’t making the trip down to Boston for the hell of it, they’re determined to turn some heads.
- Dragons – Captain: Kevin Shaughnessy
Hometown: Stoughton, MA
Don’t know much about this squad either TBH. They’re coming from the burbs so who knows if these guys can mash with the best of them? This is the first time we have had an entry from this team but if they pick up a W or 2 this weekend it surely won’t be the last. Tall task ahead though, that’s for sure.
Soccer & Soccer Leagues in Dorchester, MA
Are you a new or experienced soccer player looking to join a soccer program or soccer league in Dorchester, MA? Then take control of the ball with HubSports Boston.
About Playing Soccer At HubSports
HubSports Boston is the fastest-growing provider of recreational adult sports leagues in the city and now provides competitive action for over 1,000 teams across the sports of basketball, flag football, kickball, softball, and soccer. While we are immensely proud of all competitions and tournaments, our soccer leagues in Dorchester are among our most popular.
The sport of soccer has seen another spike in popularity in recent times as the success of Major League Soccer and the USWNT inspire thousands to take up the beautiful game every month. While there are plenty of facilities and organized leagues for youngsters, it can be a little harder for adults to find a place to play. Until now.
Our highly organized leagues offer teams and ballers to enjoy either 7 V 7 or full size 11 V 11 action. With dedicated programs for Men’s teams as well as Coed teams, there has never been a better way to introduce yourself to soccer – or take your passion for playing to the next level.
All of our leagues are officiated by qualified refs regardless of whether it’s a beginner, intermediate, or advanced league. Likewise, our pitches and facilities are of the highest standards, ensuring that each session offers maximum enjoyment. With leagues running on multiple nights and several seasons being completed throughout the year, it’s the ultimate soccer program in Boston.
SportsHub proudly provides a soccer program that’s inclusive to all, and the Dorchester facility is one of the best.
About Soccer Leagues in Dorchester, MA
Dorchester is a small but thriving area of Boston in which sport and active lifestyles are a priority. From the Lower Neponset River Trail to the beautiful Dorchester Park, everything about the area is geared towards being outside and interacting with people as well as the surroundings. The HubSports soccer leagues in Dorchester are a great way to do this.
Whether you’re a group of friends looking to compete against other teams or an individual hoping to meet new teammates, Dorchester’s soccer leagues are the perfect place to do it. Better still, we provide the playing shirts, duffel bags, and soccer balls to get started – hint, it also means that the other teams will be coordinated too, removing the need to wear bibs!
While our Dorchester soccer leagues are aimed to encourage fitness in a fun manner, we also believe in striking the right balance in life. Following the completion of your early evening game, there are plenty of bars and other places of interest to share a drink with your teammates (and maybe even your opponents).
Our soccer leagues offer the high-quality playing environments desired by experienced and new players alike. Whether testing the waters with a single season or planning to play all year long, HubSports is the place to do it.
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Soccer & Soccer Leagues in Roxbury, MA
Are you a baller or a team of ballers looking to play soccer in Roxbury, MA? If so, HubSports Boston has the soccer leagues just for you!
About Soccer Leagues At HubSports
While soccer leagues aren’t the only organized sports leagues for adults offered by HubSports, there is no question that they are very much front and center, not least thanks to the recent success of the USWNT as well as the growing appeal of MLS and USL.
We are proud to be Boston’s fastest-growing recreational sports league organizer and now provide a range of sports programs to over 10,000 athletes, from beginners to advanced players, across the city. Basketball, softball, and flag football are all popular options too. Our outdoor soccer leagues in Roxbury are a particular hit, though, providing casual and competitive programs for both men and women.
The outdoor soccer programs we offer include both 7 V 7 and 11 V 11 action, and welcomes both Men’s and Coed teams. Furthermore, we offer beginners leagues, intermediate leagued, an advanced leagues. So, whatever skill level you’re at, finding a suitable league to play soccer in a safe, fun, and competitive environment should not be a challenge. Or if you prefer a relaxed and leisurely kick around, that’s fine too.
Our programs are open to full squads of up to 15 players (12 for 7 V 7) as well as individual players looking for a new team to join. Even if you’re not sure what standard you should play, our coaches can watch you play before placing you in an appropriate team and league.
With jerseys, balls, and kit bags provided too, this really is the best place to play soccer in Boston.
About Soccer Leagues in Roxbury, MA
Roxbury is an area that loves its sports. The Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and New England Revolution all play a key role in the local culture while team sports are also the preferred choice of physical exercise for most residents. Our soccer leagues in Roxbury are the perfect place to embrace that passion for sport.
Whether you’re new to soccer or a seasoned player, our facilities include flat pitches and a welcoming atmosphere while we use qualified referees and professional organizers for all games. Our regular season matches consist of two 24-minute halves while the top teams will progress to tournament style play-offs too.
Our soccer leagues are a great way to meet other people in Roxbury and learn about other happenings in the suburb and surrounding areas of the city. With tournaments taking place on several nights throughout the week, it’s the ideal way to enjoy some cardiovascular exercise while putting your skills to the test against Roxbury’s other soccer fanatics.
Whatever you’re looking for in a recreational soccer league, HubSports Roxbury will quench your first for fun and frantic action. Your new favorite hobby starts here. And once one season ends, you can sign up for the next to keep the fun flowing all year round.
Come and join the superb soccer leagues at Roxbury today!