Former Windham head football coach and current Malden Catholic athletic director Bill Raycraft has stated he is not planning to take over the MC football job after coach Bryan Pinabell stepped down last week to take the Bishop Feehan job.
Raycraft said the idea of him coaching was discussed. At this time, however, he feels he has to focus on his duties as athletic director, including the growth of the girls programs at the newly co-ed school.
The two-time Eagle-Tribune football Coach of the Year, however, did not rule out a return to coaching in the future. Raycraft had a 68-23 record in nine seasons (2010-18) as Jaguars coach.
Goalie Katie Wimmer of Windham, who is entering her junior year at Phillips, was selected to the US Field Hockey Association national development camp.
Michael Kesselring, the son of former Pinkerton head hockey coach Casey Kesselring, was a breakout star at the Edmonton Oilers development camp.
The Edmonton Journal called Kesselring, a defenseman, a “Revelation throughout camp ... who romped among the forwards of Team White and was among the team’s most dangerous players.”
The 6-foot-6, 203-pound Kesselring is heading into his freshman season at Northeastern.
Solid start for Dufault
Windham’s Brandon Dufault is off to a fine start pitching for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the prestigious Cape Cod League. The 6-5 right-hander has made four relief appearances, allowing an earned run in 5.1 innings of work (1.68 ERA) with five strikeouts. This will be a huge summer and upcoming spring season at Northeastern for Dufault, who is draft eligible next year.
Senior defensive back Matt Shea from Windham was named a co-captain for Plymouth State football this fall. He was named second-team All-MASCAC in 2018.