Centennial

2011 boys: 8-3; 2011 girls: 7-4

Top boys: Senior Connor Flach; juniors Mike Humphrey, Connor McAnallen and Sahil Mehta; sophomore Matt McShane.

Top girls: Junior Maggie Ma; sophomore Caitlin Wojanowski; freshman Alice Kuan.


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What you need to know: Flach enters the season hunting for his first county crown and certainly has the pedigree to do it. He was second last year in the county with a 26.2 scoring average, won the district title and was among the top 10 boys at states. He will be tasked with guiding an Eagles team that improved by five wins last season. The team's starting line-up behind Flach all return, with Humphrey (20.3 points per match) and McShane (19.8) boasting potential for breakout years.

The girls graduated two all-county performers in Alex McShane and Michelle Kuan, who combined for roughly 35 points a match last year. That means it's likely a rebuilding year for an Eagles squad that has only three girls out. Alice Kuan, Michelle's younger sister, and Wojanowski are both capable of reaching double digits consistently. Ma is a first-time golfer.

Glenelg

2011 boys: 11-0; 2011 girls: 4-7

Top boys: Seniors Matt Forester, Adam Leake and Greg Leake; sophomore Steven Segrist.

Top girls: Junior Ashley Frost and sophomore Maddie Davis.

What you need to know: The stars are back for a Gladiator team that cruised through the regular season to a county title last fall when the Leake brothers, Forester and Segrist all averaged more than 22 points a match. And, if that wasn't enough, the team has added to the mix freshman Young Lee, who put up 24 points in the opening match of the year. There's definitely a "target" on the team's back according to coach Chris Beil, but he also says his experienced group should be ready for the challenge. "Big picture, I feel my team can win states this year," Beil said.

The girls could be in for a strong year as well, with Frost leading the way on a rather young team that is relatively new to the game. Davis is one of the newcomers and has already shown the ability to reach double digits through the early matches.

Hammond

2011 boys: 2-9; 2011 girls: 1-10

Top boys: Seniors Austin Kopnitsky and Will Winder; sophomore Logan Mitchell.

Top girls: Juniors Emily Creighton, Betsy Frekot, Amber Ginsburg and Emily Martin.

What you need to know: Kopnitsky has been the program's top male golfer three years running and is the unquestioned leader after averaging 15 points a match last season. He could legitimately push his average up to around 20 this fall. Support comes from Mitchell, who played in every match last season, and Winder, who is new to the team.

The girls will field a full four-player team for the first time in program history. Creighton is the only returner in the group, finishing second on the team in scoring a year ago. Behind her, the group is extremely inexperienced but should develop as the season goes on.

Howard

2011 boys: 6-5; 2011 girls: 6-4-1