Head coach: Jim Buchan (fifth season)

Assistants: Jerry Raab and Earl Eckhardt

1990 record: 7-4-1

Returnees: Seniors, Michelle Julian (g), Sherri Malloy (def), Stacey Bradley (def), Lisa Jeffers (def), Marlene Pyles (mid), Dianne McBee (att), Julie Smith (att) and Julie Henne (att); juniors, Linda Baumgarner (def), Kara Smith (mid) and Natalie Buristch (mid); sophomore, Denise Peronne (mid)

Newcomers: Senior, Tracey Hodski (mid); sophomores, Nicole Merzendorf (mid), Amy Cunningham (mid) and Jenny Light (mid)

Coach's outlook: "We have the right attitude, and we're looking to have a lot of fun. We have a lot of depth at attack and defense. I'm hoping the kids can fill in in the midfield. I think we have a pretty good shot at the playoffs this year,but we have to be a little more consistent. We can play with anybodyin the county for 10 minutes, but we have to work on being consistent for the entire game. I'm looking forward to the challenge this year. It'll be fun to see if we can make a place for ourselves among the county's best teams."

Anne Arundel County Sun's outlook: With 17 returning players back from a playoff contender, the Cougars appear tobe on the right track for a 1991 postseason appearance. With returning All-County attacker McBee (36 goals), Chesapeake will remain a threat to score at any time. Malloy and Julian should keep the Cougars in most games with their defensive talents. Chesapeake is definitely athreat to make the playoffs.

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