Halftime celebration of 300 wins for girls soccer coach Cid Dyjak – Alumnae join the fun

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Old Town 1 at Orono 4

Oct. 07, 2015, at 10:10 p.m.

At Orono, Aashild Fritton scored three goals and Becky Lopez-Anido added three assists to lead the Red Riots to the win against Old Town.

Brinsley Chasse chipped in a goal for Orono.

Maddie Hall scored the lone goal for the Coyotes, assisted by Emily Hussey.

Natalie St. Louis made 12 saves on 21 shots for the Coyotes and Katelynn Richards tallied four saves on 11 shots for Orono.

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Tia Tardy, Orono Red Riots (cross-country): Tardy was the first Maine girl to cross the finish line at last week’s Festival of Champions and did so with the eighth-fastest time in the event’s history on that course with a time of 18:39. Tardy established four course records in that last four races leading up to the Festival of Champions. She has now met the national elite gold standard in eight different running distances.

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2015 Maine SC Festival of Champions – Belfast, October 3rd

2015 Maine XC Festival of Champions - 10/3/2015
Event 1  Girls 5k Run CC
    Name           Year School                Avg Mile     Finals  H# Points
Results - Women
  4 Tia Tardy         JR Orono High School       6:00.4   18:39.51   3   4
 10 Hannah Steelman   JR Orono High School       6:08.5   19:04.90   3  10
 14 Kassidy Dill      JR Orono High School       6:14.0   19:21.83   3  14
 49 Camille Kohtala   FR Orono High School       6:35.3   20:28.14   2  47
 56 Olivia Fandel     SR Orono High School       6:38.5   20:38.06   3  53
156 Liza Gallandt     SO Orono High School       7:10.1   22:16.26   3 138

212 Lilianna Levitsky FR Orono High School       7:22.7   22:55.26   2 176

239 Lucia Smitherman  SO Orono High School       7:29.5   23:16.49   1

325 Meg Pandiscio     JR Orono High School       7:52.0   24:26.37   1

415 Daisy Denike      FR Orono High School       8:17.9   25:46.80   2
434 Heather VanDolman FR Orono High School       8:24.7   26:07.96   2
471 Emily Witham      SO Orono High School       8:41.8   27:01.13   1

495 Ali Bolin         JR Orono High School       8:49.4   27:24.51   1

528 Jenny Noyes       FR Orono High School       9:06.4   28:17.47   2
541 Rania Ben Said    JR Orono High School       9:11.6   28:33.52   1
Rank Team              Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
Results - Women
   1 La Salle Academy-RI          30    1    2    3    5   19   22   24
      Total Time:  1:33:34.36
         Average:    18:42.88
   2 Orono High School           128    4   10   14   47   53  138  176
      Total Time:  1:38:12.44
         Average:    19:38.49
Event 2  Boys 5k Run CC
    Name               Year School            Avg Mile     Finals  H# Points
Results - Men

 34 Tristan Butterfield  SR Orono High School      5:33.7   17:16.65   3  33
 57 Matt Keresey         SO Orono High School      5:40.1   17:36.44   3  55
 85 William O'Neil       JR Orono High School      5:46.1   17:55.22   3  83
 90 Gavin McDonald       FR Orono High School      5:47.1   17:58.13   2  88
 91 Jonathan Steelman    FR Orono High School      5:48.1   18:01.35   2  89
105 Lowell Ruck          JR Orono High School      5:51.6   18:12.23   3 103
232 Stanley Levitsky     SR Orono High School      6:11.9   19:15.34   3 211
250 Jacob Gallon         JR Orono High School      6:15.2   19:25.62   3
256 Sam Holt             SO Orono High School      6:16.3   19:28.91   3
263 Stephen Nelson       JR Orono High School      6:17.4   19:32.28   3

306 Matthew Williamson   JR Orono High School      6:22.9   19:49.34   3
583 Tony Manev           SO Orono High School      7:05.7   22:02.38   1
638 Tristan Cerasale     FR Orono High School      7:17.4   22:38.73   2
738 Adam Vazquez         FR Orono High School      7:58.1   24:45.22   2
Team Scores
Rank Team               Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
Results - Men
8 Orono High School       348   33   55   83   88   89  103  211
      Total Time:  1:28:47.79
         Average:    17:45.56

Orono High girls squad eyes Festival of Champions cross-country crown – Bangor Daily News

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 30, 2015, at 6:06 p.m.

Orono High School’s Tia Tardy (right), Hannah Steelman (center) and Kassidy Dill finished first, second, and third, respectively, at the Bucksport Invitational on Sept. 12 and will lead the Red Riots at the 14th annual Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions Saturday at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The Orono High School girls cross-country team is the two-time defending Maine Class C champion, but the Red Riots will attempt to stake a claim on state supremacy regardless of class Saturday at the 14th annual Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The state’s largest high school cross-country event is set to greet more than 1,700 athletes from 73 schools around Maine and beyond, but much of the attention will be focused on an Orono team that has left the 2015 starting line undefeated and unchallenged in its early races.

Coach Lin White’s Orono club, which placed second at last year’s Festival of Champions, features juniors Hannah Steelman and Kassidy Dill, who finished 1-2 at the 2015 Class C state meet, as well as classmate Tia Tardy, a transfer from Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln who is the reigning Class C outdoor track state champion in the 800 and 3,200 after winning Class B state crowns in both the 800 and two-mile last winter.

Tardy set a course record of 18:04.97 at Old Town High School last weekend as she, Steelman and Dill finished 1-2-3 at the 66th Old Town Sectional Invitational, with senior Olivia Fandel and freshman Camille Kohtala also helping the Red Riots take five of the top six places at the meet.

Defending Festival of Champions winner Cape Elizabeth also returns a veteran girls squad, while other contenders should include Falmouth, Scarborough, Phillips Exeter of New Hampshire and Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Steelman, Tardy and Dill are all expected to be among the top individual runners in the girls race along with defending champion Amy Laverty of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Anne McKee of Kents Hill, Tessa Cassidy of Brunswick, Lauren Brown of Waterville and Anne Guadalupi of Cony of Augusta.

Sean Laverty of Cumberland, Rhode Island, the 2014 runner-up, paces the boys field, while top Maine threats are Osman Dorrow of Lewiston, Paul Casavant of Hampden Academy, John Hassett of George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill, Christopher Wallfield of Morse of Bath, Zachariah Hoyle of Messalonskee of Oakland, Brody Bate of Marshwood of South Berwick and Connor Doherty of Scarborough.

Cumberland, Rhode Island, is the reigning boys team champion and with five runners seeded among the top 23 individuals is favored to repeat. Scarborough, Falmouth and Hampden Academy also challenge for the top spot, while other Maine teams in the mix could include York, Lewiston, Westbrook and Orono.

The six-race day begins at 11 a.m. with the girls unseeded event, followed by boys unseeded (11:45 a.m.), girls freshmen (12:30 p.m.), boys freshmen (1:15 p.m.), girls seeded (2 p.m.) and boys seeded (2:40 p.m.).


Orono High girls soccer coach notches 300th career win – Bangor Daily News


Posted Sept. 29, 2015, at 4:03 p.m.

Coach Dyjak and 1985 Tri-Captains Michelle Gifford, Debbie Ingraham and Laura Ross (Crimson Crier ’86)

Cid Dyjak reached a milestone on Monday night when he racked up his 300th career win as the coach of the Orono High School girls soccer team.

His Red Riots topped Dexter 6-0.

“I’m obviously humbled by the whole thing,” said Dyjak, who is in his 34th season directing the fortunes of the Red Riots.

“I’m very appreciative to all the kids I’ve coached. It has been my pleasure to coach them,” said the 64-year-old Dyjak. “I’ve coached a lot of wonderful kids, we’ve had a lot of great moments and a lot of excitement.”

“Time flies when you’re having fun. It really does. I’ve loved every minute of it,” added Dyjak.

Dyjak hails from Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, and played soccer at Springfield’s Cathedral High School, Holyoke Community College and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

He landed a job teaching physical education in Blue Hill and coached the George Stevens Academy boys team for a few years. His wife, Ann, suggested he look into the Orono girls job, and he landed it.

“She said it would be a great fit,” he said.

Dyjak will always remember how welcoming the late Joe Paul was as the athletic director at Orono.

“He was a wonderful man,” said Dyjak. ”He was a complete gentleman. I always felt accepted. It was a great situation for me.”

Dyjak has led his Red Riots to three Eastern Maine championships, and his current team is 8-0-1 and atop the Class C North standings.

His cherished moments include “the little things that happened like being in an adverse situation and having a player say something that lifted everyone’s spirits including mine.”

He has always been thrilled to see his former players return and get caught up on their status while also reliving memories from their playing days.

“I always get a kick out of coaching the daughter of someone I had coached [and seeing the family resemblance],” said Dyjak, who teaches physical education in Alton and Bradley and teaches dance composition and modern dance at the University of Maine.

Coaching his own daughter, Analies Ross-Dyjak, was another huge thrill.

Before her last home game, he was putting in the corner flag “and she came out to see me. We hugged and cried. Nothing was said. It was a great moment. A very touching moment,” said Dyjak whose father, Charles, coached him. Brothers Tom and Rich also were coaches.

His former UMPI coach, Frank McGrath, and former UMaine men’s soccer coach Jim Dyer have also been tremendous influences, he said.

Orono athletic director Mike Archer said Cid Dyjak will be honored at the halftime of the Oct. 7 game against Old Town.

He called Dyjak an “icon in our community.”

“He teaches such a beautiful game of soccer and is such a father figure to the girls. The relationship with his players goes beyond their four years in soccer. The parents know that when they turn their daughter over to his program, they are in great and capable hands,” Archer said. “His knowledge in unparalleled, and he gets better at what he does every year. I don’t know of one coach who doesn’t have the utmost respect for him as a person and as a coach.”

Sports results, September 25 & 26 – Bangor Daily News

Mount View 19 at Orono 20

Sept. 25, 2015, at 11:29 p.m.

At Orono, Jackson Coutts’ two-point conversion gave the Red Riots the winning edge.

Keenan Collett scored two touchdowns for Orono and Matt Fowler added another. Coutts completed 13 of 22 passes for 187 yards.


Central 0 at Orono 7

Sept. 26, 2015, at 3 p.m.

At Orono, Becky Lopez-Anido and Aashild Fritton each scored three goals to lead the Red Riots to the win over the Red Devils of Corinth.

Brinsley Chasse added a goal and three assists while Ali Pickering and Fritton each had an assist.

Rachel Smith saved 14 of 26 shots for Central and Katelyn Richards made four saves on seven shots for Orono.


Central 3 at Orono 4

Sept. 26, 2015, at 10:48 p.m.

At Orono, Sam Sheppard, Nathan DeSisto, Joseph Astumian and Benjamin Wilson-McFarlane each scored a goal to pace the Red Riots to victory.

Zak Bailey, Andrew Speed and Andrew Prescott scored one goal each for Central. The Red Devils opened the scoring in the first half but did not score again until 20 minutes left in the second half. Central scored their third and final goal with seven minutes left in the game.

Calvin Murphy had one assist for Orono and Speed added one for the Red Devils.

Orono goalie Dennis Farnham made 10 saves and Quanah Harrod six saves for Central.


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New England Soccer Journal profiles Orono and Coach Dyjak


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