Top boys: Senior Kevin Reid; juniors Max Balter, Sean Crawford and Steven Park.
Top girl: Senior Amanda Song.
What you need to know: The Lions lost a couple of key contributors in Corey Andrews and Chris Song, but the holdovers should be able to prevent too much of a falloff. Park was second on the team last year with an 18.8-point average and the group of Reid, Balter and Crawford are all vastly improved. Reid, for example, put up a career-best 24 points in the first match of the season. The key now, according to coach Curtis Galbreath, is consistency.
Song is the only returner for a girls team that has just three players, two of which are brand new to the game of golf. The good news is that Song is coming off a junior season where she averaged 10.7 points a match.
2011 boys: 0-11; 2011 girls: 7-4
Top boys: Juniors Trevor Appler and Joe Grabowski; sophomores Will Bartolotta and Evan Spotte-Smith.
Top girls: Seniors Abigail Caspar and Courtney Sample; freshman Julie Reboullet.
What you need to know: The boys are still in the building process, focusing more on constant improvement and building up match experience. It's a group that doesn't feature a senior among its top four. Coach Bob Hawthorne expects his squad to "improve rapidly as the season progresses."
The girls lost a first-team all-county star in Ellisa Lee, who averaged 19.2 points a match and made states last year. The two behind her on last year's team, though, are back. Sample (9.7 average last year) and Caspar (7.3) have assumed a leadership role and have the talent to keep the Lightning in the top half of the league.
2011 boys: 7-4; 2011 girls: 11-0
Top boys: Seniors Joe Dorsch and Daniel Park; junior Michael Dorsch; sophomore Michael Walker; freshman Bennett Buch.
Top girls: Juniors Ariel Biegel, Marissa Davey, Michelle Kim and Rachel Lee.
What you need to know: The Mustangs boys program doesn't rebuild, it reloads. Even after losing its top two scorers from last fall, Chris Yoo and Joey Park, all signs point to Marriotts Ridge being right back in the hunt this season. The Dorsch brothers are going to be asked to lead and the experience of both being on last year's state runner-up team will undoubtedly help. Behind them, Walker is much improved, Park has match experience and Buch has a load of potential.
The girls have the look of a juggernaut, having gone a combined 22-0 the last two years and returning everyone. Lee is one of the state's best females and, by all accounts, could very well improve on last year's match average of 24.2. Davey and Biegel have made positive strides as well, opening up the possibility of pushing their averages up to around 20. In the season's first match, they put up 70 points.
2011 boys: 5-6; 2011 girls: 2-9
Top boys: Seniors David Marino, James Shearman and Gene Yoo; sophomore Patrick Hardy.
Top girls: Junior Hayley Baker and freshman Josephine Jung.