What you need to know: The Vikings bring back some key pieces and have the talent to be competitive on a consistent basis. Marino, now a three-year starter, is looking like the team's top guy. He had a team- leading 17.6 average last year. Yoo and Shearman, meanwhile, played in half the team's matches last fall. Hardy has also improved tremendously.

Baker is well seasoned and averaged 10.5 points a match as a sophomore on her way to being named second team all-county. She'll lead a girls team that has six members. Jung is only a freshman, but should be an immediate contributor and combine with Baker to create a strong one-two punch.

Oakland Mills

2011 boys: 1-10; 2011 girls: 5-5-1

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Top boys: Juniors Jackson Bailey and Thomas Clyde; freshman Colin Steplowski.

Top girl: Junior Samyra Lewis.

What you need to know: Numbers are still an issue for the Scorpions, which have just enough to field a full boys team to go along with only one girl. For the boys, Bailey and Clyde are both holdovers from a season ago. Bailey, who also plays singles on the tennis team, should be the team leader after averaging a little over 11 points a season ago.

Although Lewis is the only girl for Oakland Mills, she's an awfully good one to have. The junior shot 20 points or better eight times last fall and early indications are that she has improved by several shots in the off season. Coach Jon Browne says added distance off the tee and improved overall confidence could add up to a big year.


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

Top boys: Senior Brent Sabot; juniors Trent Teodori and Matt Dorn; sophomore Gary Cidre.

Top girls: Seniors Tabbi Gaverth and Tina Howard.

What you need to know: Reservoir lost its top scorer Pat Kendall (18.0 average) and another key contributor in Curtis Reybold. That leaves Sabot (16.0) as the only returner that averaged more than 12 points a match. Depth is in the team's favor, though, with a handful of talented golfers in the wings. In addition to returners Teodori, Dorn and Cidre, the Gators also have promising guys like Langston Banks and Josh Bowley on the back end of the rotation.

Gaverth and Howard played in every match for the girls last year and both appear to have improved. They'll get help from Eden Muir and Puja Trivedi, who each played in at least two matches a year ago. Freshman Erica Caporaletti is a newcomer to keep an eye on.

River Hill

2011 boys: 6-5; 2011 girls: 9-2

Top boys: Senior Brandon McFarlane and junior Brett Gold.

Top girls: Senior Kendra Rosnik and sophomore Lexie Hayward.

What you need to know: There's been a significant amount of turnover for the boys team, which lost four seniors that averaged at least 17 points. Gold has the potential to be the one to build around, coming off a sophomore year where he averaged 18.1 points a match. The boys team has been a top half team consistently since 2005, so expect the new faces to be competitive at the very least.

The girls are in a similar position to the boys, trying to make up for losing two players that averaged 12 points or more. Rosnik, a second-team all-county performer last year, should provide consistency at the top in their absence. She averaged 11.18 points and was in double figures in all but two matches last year. Of the other four girls on the team, three are returners.

Wilde Lake

2011 boys: 10-1; 2011 girls: 0-11

Top boys: Seniors Rafey Iqbal, Tyler Silberberg and David Yancich; junior Joe Boccher.

Top girl: Junior Mikala Teachman.

What you need to know: The boys fell one match short of last year's regular season county title and, with everyone back, making amends is definitely among the primary focuses. Silberberg is as good as it gets on a county and state level. He came within a couple points of the all-time county scoring mark last year. Yancich, Iqbal and Boccher all have loads of experience, but the real wild card may be Nick Matthews. The senior already has a 24-point day under his belt this season.

This has the makings of a banner year for the girls, as returner Mikala Teachman (7.2 points a match last season) has some help. Fielding a complete team, newcomers Tyler Teachman and Zaha Iqbal give the Wildecats three girls now that are capable of reaching double digits. Already this season the team has earned the program's first win and broken the 30-point barrier.