Coach: Bruce Demasio, 11th year Last year's record: BOYS -- 11-3 overall, 4-3 in the county, 10-3 in the Central Maryland Conference. GIRLS -- 3-11 overall, 2-5 in the county, 2-11 in the CMC
Top returnees: BOYS -- Senior, Greg Phelps; juniors, Rob Hobson, Todd Myers, Brian Ninosky, Keith Bethel; sophomores, Jeff Downs, Chris North, Mike Syzmanski; GIRLS -- Seniors, Stacey Yingling, Tiffany Schnell; juniors, Melanie Schaeffer, Laura Hennessy, Jennifer Krupowicz; sophomores Bethany Christner, Carly Carter, Dani Anzalone, Katie Varakine
Top newcomers: BOYS -- Sophomore, Steven Speck; freshman, Marcos Pinheiro, Anthony Omealio, Matt Zajac; GIRLS -- Sophomore, Dawn Wilhelm; freshman, Courtney Davis, Michelle Kim, Melissa Phelps, Maria Vukevich
Coaches comments: BOYS -- "We have a good, consistent program. We're just reloading and throwing some other people in the battle and let them get their licks in. I like their attitude, they know it is now there turn to contribute." GIRLS -- "The girls lost some closematches last year, three by one point, and they are working hard to change that."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: BOYS -- The Lions just may be the team to beat in the county race which appears up for grabs. Along with the senior Phelps, they have a number of juniors who have been waiting patiently in the wings on a team that lost a number of seniors from last year's squad. Demasio is confident his juniors are ready to step forth. The Lions look as good as any to win the county title. GIRLS -- Liberty must bounce back from a year that saw them lose three one point matches. Turn those losses into wins and they have a .500 season last year. Look for much of the same this year, with the Lions being very competitive in most matches. The differencewill be whether they can turn those one-time tough losses into greatwins. Seniors Yingling and Schnell will be relied on to provide leadership and carry the load for the team.