Cassell's Corner

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Synopsis

Daily News staff writer Tommy Cassell speaks with top athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and others in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts to find out what makes them who they are. Read articles by Tommy in the MetroWest Daily News sports section, online at metrowestdailynews.com/sports. Find him on Twitter @TommyCassell44 and @MetroWestSports.

Episodes

  • Glen Magpiong returns to talk about his cross-country bike ride

    Glen Magpiong returns to talk about his cross-country bike ride

    12/10/2017 Duration: 25min

    Glen Magpiong of Wellesley joins host Tommy Cassell in the studio to talk about his cross-country bicycling trip, which raised money to help raise awareness and find a cure for ALS. Glen and Tommy first talked earlier this summer as the cyclist was early in his journey. This new episode talks about the full trip, which started when Glen dipped his bike’s wheels into Boston Harbor and ended on the Santa Monica Pier in California. Glen talks about his experiencing getting hit by a truck while on a highway and the logistics of continuing his trip after that, as well as all of the people along the way who helped make the trip a success. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. Don’t forget

  • AMSA boys soccer captain talk with Tommy

    AMSA boys soccer captain talk with Tommy

    04/10/2017 Duration: 17min

    The AMSA boys soccer team captains Patrick Langton, Josef Langton, Alex Lane and Calvin Fillios talk with host Tommy Cassell in this week's episode. The team is off to a 10-0-1 start on the season.  So far on the season, Patrick has 23 goals and 13 assists, while Calvin has tallied 20 goals and 13 assists. Next week the team takes on Sutton, who has beaten them in the postseason each of the past three years. The group also talks about what brought them to the Advance Science and Math Academy, a charter school in Marlborough, as well as why they play club soccer.   Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. Don’t forget to rate and review. And if you aren’t a

  • Hopedale  Milford volleyball coach Andrew Mainini

    Hopedale & Milford volleyball coach Andrew Mainini

    27/09/2017 Duration: 28min

    Host Tommy Cassell sits down with Andrew Mainini, who coaches the Hopedale girls volleyball team in the fall and Milford boys volleyball team in the spring. Mainini is in the midst of the girls volleyball season as the Blue Raiders finished last season with a 17-1 record and a No. 1 seed in the Division 3 Central sectional. Hopedale is off to a 5-2 start so far this season, dropping the matches to Millbury, who kicked Hopedale out of the tournament last year, and Shrewsbury, who is in Division 2. Mainini talks about what he has learned about being a coach over the years and how last season taught him he can (and should) diversify the strategies he teaches the girls. A Milford alumnus, Mainini is in his fifth season coaching Hopedale girls volleyball and he will be starting his third year at Milford this upcoming spring. He talks about what it was like to coach the junior varsity program for Linda Zacchilli in Milford and then to follow in her footsteps when she retired. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy

  • Hopkinton footballs Will Abbott, Ryan Kelleher and Dan Sullivan - Episode 18

    Hopkinton football's Will Abbott, Ryan Kelleher and Dan Sullivan - Episode 18

    22/09/2017 Duration: 22min

    Host Tommy Cassell sits down with two Hopkinton football players and the Hillers offensive coordinator in this episode. Will Abbott, a senior, Ryan Kelleher, a junior, and Dan Sullivan, the Hillers’ offensive coach, shared their impressions of the beginning of the fall season as well as reflections of last year’s matchups. Abbott, a wide receiver, has scored five touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season. Kelleher is playing his first year as a full-time starting quarterback. The junior started the final two games of the 2016 season for the Hillers. Sullivan has coached at Hopkinton for eight years. The coach is originally from Ashland and talks about coaching against his childhood (and current) friend. He was the Ashland Post 77 Legion manager for a few years (summer baseball). Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released

  • Natick boys soccer captains and coach - Episode 17

    Natick boys soccer captains and coach - Episode 17

    13/09/2017 Duration: 23min

    Host Tommy Cassell talks with Natick senior soccer captains Al and Dillon Arno and the Redhawks first-year coach Christian Rodriguez.  The Arno brothers are twins and play together on the boys soccer and ice hockey teams. They will be captains for both teams. Natick is currently 2-1 for soccer as the Arno brothers both play forward.Christian Rodriguez is in his first year as boys soccer coach but is a 1991 graduate of Natick High and is a police detective in Natick as well.  Christian Rodriguez is in his first year as boys soccer coach. He is also a detective at the Natick Police Department and is serving as the school resource officer. He is a 1991 graduate of Natick High. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or

  • Millis football coach Dana Olson - Episode 16

    Millis football coach Dana Olson - Episode 16

    06/09/2017 Duration: 27min

    Host Tommy Cassell talks with Millis football coach Dana Olson. Olson's football team, which was a co-op last year as Millis-Hopedale, won a Division 4A Super Bowl with a 30-18 victory over Maynard last December. It was the co-ops final season together and only Super Bowl victory, and first for Millis since 1999. Dana graduated from Medway High, Millis' Thanksgiving Day rival, and has coached in both towns for various high school sports. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. Don’t forget to rate and review. And if you aren’t a podcast listener, every episode of Cassell’s Corner is available here on our websites.   Related links http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/sports/20

  • Medway Coach Jason Rojee - Episode 15

    Medway Coach Jason Rojee - Episode 15

    30/08/2017 Duration: 23min

    Host Tommy Cassell talks with Medway's girls soccer and boys basketball coach Jason Rojee.  The girls soccer team has been to back-to-back Division 3 state championship games and the boys basketball team earned the Tri-Valley League title last year as well.   Cassell talks with Rojee about his coaching style, how to get the seniors to help motivate underclassmen, and why coaches should support student-athletes who seek to play in private programs. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. Don’t forget to rate and review. And if you aren’t a podcast listener, every episode of Cassell’s Corner is available here on our websites.  

  • Milfords new football coach Anthony Vizakis - Episode 14

    Milford's new football coach Anthony Vizakis - Episode 14

    23/08/2017 Duration: 25min

    Cassell’s Corner podcast host Tommy Cassell sat down this week with the new Milford football coach, Anthony Vizakis. Vizakis was the associate head coach and offensive coordinator for the Scarlet Hawks last season. Vizakis grew up in Bellingham and graduated from Bishop Feehan High, where he played football. Cassell talks with Vizakis about his experience before coming to Milford. He played football at Bridgewater State. After graduation, he went on to serve as an assistant coach at a number of local high schools. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. Don’t forget to rate and review. And if you aren’t a podcast listener, every episode of Cassell’s Corner is available her

  • Wellesleys Glen Magpiong - Episode 13

    Wellesley's Glen Magpiong - Episode 13

    16/08/2017 Duration: 36min

    Glen Magpiong joins host Tommy Cassell from Ohio. Magpiong is in the midst of a cross country journey on his bicycle to help raise awareness for ALS. A Wellesley resident, Magpiong is riding with his father, Earl, and with fellow Wellesley resident Tucker Swan. They are riding for former junior varsity boys basketball coach, Paul Seaver. Seaver was the JV coach, while Magpiong was the Wellesley boys basketball coach. Seaver was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) during the 2010-11 basketball season and died from it in 2013. Magpiong, the girls basketball coach at Wellesley High School, first cycled across the country in 2014. Magpiong is calling his ride the "Tour 2 Cure." Read more about Magpiong’s journey in Cassell’s article as they kicked off and to follow along with the group or to donate visit their blog page here.   Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWes

  • Mike Condon, Ottawa Senators goalie - Episode 12

    Mike Condon, Ottawa Senators goalie - Episode 12

    09/08/2017 Duration: 39min

    Holliston native Mike Condon is a goalie for the Ottawa Senators and he talkswith host Tommy Cassell. Condon, who graduated from Belmont Hill, signed a three-year $7.2 million contract in June to be the backup goaltender for the Senators, a NHL team for the capital of Canada. Condon will be starting his second year with the Senators in September when training camp opens. “I put the pads on the first time in my driveway with my brother shooting tennis balls at me,” Condon tells Cassell. “And all the kids in the neighborhood saw it, they come, and now they are shooting tennis balls and all of sudden you are playing goalie and that’s what you are doing.” He talks about being the first guy out of the tunnel when the Penguins raised the Stanley Cup banner, despite not being on the team the year before, and what it was like playing in the Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day in 2016. Getting ready for the Winter Classic he thought, “I’m walking into th

  • Bellinghams Sarah Edwards talks about her track and field career - Episode 11

    Bellingham's Sarah Edwards talks about her track and field career - Episode 11

    02/08/2017 Duration: 29min

    Bellingham’s Sarah Edwards sat down this week with podcast host Tommy Cassell. She talks about her first year running at Virginia Tech, her ACC championship win in the steeplechase, her summer competing with the Pan Am Junior Team in Peru and her battle with brain cancer her freshman year of high school. “My first day of high school I was diagnosed with brain cancer,” Edwards told Cassell during their conversation. She shared details of that experience as she explained to Cassell how she transitioned from a member of Bellingham’s varsity soccer team her freshmen year to running three seasons of track for the next three years. She started by “hiding with the sprinters” despite the coach’s plan that she run the 800-meter. Then during her first meet, she broke a school record in the 800-meter. “I stopped hiding with the sprinters,” she said. She was the Daily News Female Athlete of the Year in 2016. Her first year as a Hokie, Edwards competed all three season

  • Daily News Male Athlete of the Year Brian Espanet - Episode 10

    Daily News Male Athlete of the Year Brian Espanet - Episode 10

    26/07/2017 Duration: 20min

    Daily News Male Athlete of the Year Brian Espanet sits down and talks with Cassell’s Corner podcast host Tommy Cassell. Espanet was a three-sport athlete at Hopedale High School, who graduated in June. He played football for the co-op Millis-Hopedale team (which won a Division 4A state championship), the boys basketball team and baseball team. The team beat Maynard High 30-18 in the Division 4A Super Bowl in December. Espanet talks with Cassell about how that friendship on the football field with Millis players and the rivalry with Maynard carried over on the hardwood during the basketball season. During this high school career, Espanet scored over 1,000 career points in basketball and had over 100 career hits in baseball. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can s

  • Track All-American Grace Connolly - Episode 9

    Track All-American Grace Connolly - Episode 9

    19/07/2017 Duration: 18min

    Daily News Female Athlete of the Year Grace Connolly talks with podcast host Tommy Cassell about her success in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track. Connolly finished her sophomore year at Natick High this past year. During which she was an individual All-American for both cross country and indoor track, and an All-American as part of a relay team in outdoor track. She talks about her season at Natick and choosing to focus solely on running instead of playing lacrosse. Connolly also talks about competing at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional race in New York in November, where she finished fourth (18:01). With a top-10 finish there, she garnered a spot at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, where she finished ninth with a time of 17:50. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyC

  • Wellesley Baseballs Henry Weycker and Rob Kane - Episode 8

    Wellesley Baseball's Henry Weycker and Rob Kane - Episode 8

    12/07/2017 Duration: 22min

    Podcast host Tommy Cassell talks with Henry Weycker, the Wellesley Raiders' star baseball player, and the team’s coach Rob Kane. Kane and Weycker were major pieces of this year’s trip to the Division 1 State Championship game. It was the first time the Raiders competed at that level. The team fell to Taconic, but Kane and Weycker talk with Cassell about the high points of the season as well as look forward to next year. The team won the program’s first sectional title since 2005. Weycker, who finished his sophomore year this year, is a left-handed hitter and pitcher. He is planning on heading to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, when he graduates from Wellesley.  Weycker and Kane also talk to Cassell about what’s next for Wellesley as they switched from wood to aluminum bats, from nine to seven innings and as they strive to win the state title. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports fig

  • The Macchi brothers from Franklin, Episode 7

    The Macchi brothers from Franklin, Episode 7

    05/07/2017 Duration: 19min

    Podcast host Tommy Cassell talks baseball and golf with three of the Macchi brothers of Franklin. Joe Macchi, 30, is the head coach for the Franklin American Legion Baseball Team and his brothers Josh and Jake are playing on the team. Josh, 18, is a 2017 graduate of Franklin High who is planning to go to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the fall. Jake, 16, is a member of the Class of 2019 at Franklin High School. The Legion Post 75 team plays in Zone 6 West. Cassell’s Corner Each week, Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figure from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. And if you aren’t a podcast listener, every episode of Cassell’s Corner is available here on our websites.   Related Links

  • Jack and Rod Fletcher on Wayland boys volleyball - Episode 6

    Jack and Rod Fletcher on Wayland boys volleyball - Episode 6

    28/06/2017 Duration: 15min

    This week, host Tommy Cassell talks with Wayland boys volleyball and soccer star Jack Fletcher and his father, Rod, the Wayland boys volleyball coach. The Wayland boys volleyball team finished the regular season with an 18-2 record and split the Dual County League championship with Newton South. Fletcher, who graduated from Wayland High this spring, stood out on the court this season. He was named DCL Player of the Year and first team DCL All Star. Jack was also on the state championship soccer teams in 2016 and 2014 (his senior and sophomore seasons).   Cassell’s Corner Each week Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figures from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. And if you aren’t a podcast listener, every episode of Cassell’s Corner is available her

  • Milford Pitcher Ali Atherton and Coach Steve DiVitto - Episode 5

    Milford Pitcher Ali Atherton and Coach Steve DiVitto - Episode 5

    21/06/2017 Duration: 21min

    Milford softball head coach Steve DiVitto and pitcher Ali Atherton talk with host Tommy Cassell after winning Milford softball’s first state championship since 2013. Cassell sits down with DiVitto and Atherton as they celebrate the Scarlet Hawks win over Wachusett on June 17. “It doesn’t feel like it’s over,” Atherton told Cassell.    Cassell’s Corner Each week Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figures from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44. You can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or any other podcast provider. Please subscribe and leave a review.

  • Trevor van Leer of Lincoln-Sudbury talks lacrosse - Episode 4

    Trevor van Leer of Lincoln-Sudbury talks lacrosse - Episode 4

    14/06/2017 Duration: 16min

    Trevor van Leer, the goaltender for the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors, sits down with host Tommy Cassell before tonight’s Division 1 North sectional final. The top-seeded Lincoln-Sudbury (17-1) boys lacrosse team faces third-seeded Acton-Boxborough in the Division 1 North sectional final on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Harvard Stadium. The winner goes on to play in the Division 1 state final. “It’s a super important game to win since we’ve been playing since we were young kids in fifth grade,” van Leer told Cassell about the game. The Warriors are chasing their third straight sectional title and hope to move on to the fight for their consecutive third state championship.   Show Notes:  Warriors claim coaches challenge cup Lincoln-Sudbury boys lacrosse team looks to reload as it pursues three-peat Warriors show off explosive attack   Cassell’s Corner Each week Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with a high school sports figures fro

  • Coaches Kristin Igoe and Tanner Guarino talk about girls lacrosse - Episode 3

    Coaches Kristin Igoe and Tanner Guarino talk about girls lacrosse - Episode 3

    07/06/2017 Duration: 17min

    This week, host Tommy Cassell talks with Franklin Girls Lacrosse Coach Kristin Igoe and Natick Girls Lacrosse Coach Tanner Guarino. The women played together at Framingham High School in 2007, where they won the state title in girls lacrosse. Nine years later, after playing for different college programs they played together again. This time, professionally for the Boston Storm. Igoe and Guarino took to the field in 2016 for the first season of the United Women’s Lacrosse League. They have started the Gold Star Lacrosse, a competitive, year-round, club girls lacrosse team out of the Medway area. Igoe’s Franklin girls are competing tonight (June 7) at home against King Philip. The semi-final match for the Division 1 East is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Guarino’s Natick girls went into the playoffs ranked eighth in the Division 1 East. They dropped in the first round against Newton North.   Show Notes: Here are the links to the articles referenced in the episode. Panthers survive early sc

  • Jason Gosselin, the new coach of Framingham High Basketball - Episode 2

    Jason Gosselin, the new coach of Framingham High Basketball - Episode 2

    31/05/2017 Duration: 17min

    Tommy Cassell sits down and talks with the incoming coach of Framingham High School's basketball team, Jason Gosselin. Gosselin has worked as the junior varsity coach for the past three seasons and freshman coach for the two previous seasons before that. Gosselin will take over for Ben Torbert starting in the upcoming winter season. Show notes:  Gosselin was featured in this article by Brandon Chase, "Jason Gosselin is the right fit for Framingham boys basketball."   Each week Tommy Cassell of the MetroWest Daily and Milford Daily News will talk with one of the high school sports figures from throughout the MetroWest and Milford areas. A new episode is released every Wednesday. Follow Cassell on Twitter at @TommyCassell44.

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