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Coach: John Conley, first season.

Assistant: Ken Cook.

Last year's record: 10-4.

Starters lost: 5.

Top returnees: Derek Hampton, sr., A; John "Scoop" Kelly, sr., A; John Navarro, sr.,A; Matt Monacelli, sr., M; Peerce Lake, sr., M; Ed Perez, sr., M; Todd Hyer, sr., D; Brian Austin, jr., D; Dave Luber, jr., G.

Newcomers: Ryan Wegeler, jr., A; Ryan Caldwell, jr., M; Dan Bowers, so., M; Joe Poling, so., M; Zack Karantonis, so., M; Jason Alford, jr., D.

Coach's outlook: We lost quite a few starters, but we're capable of having a good season. The main thing is we don't have any one or two big impact players. We have, collectively, a good bunch of kids. They're good athletes and if they play together as a team, they'll do well. If they take it upon themselves to try to be impact players, we'lldo poorly.

Harford County Sun's outlook: The Cougars may have more good athletes on the field than anyone else in the league, and thatcould translate into another strong season. But Conley, who coached the Cougars junior varsity the last two years, has no unit returning intact. Hampton and Kelly are back and should do a lot of scoring. The other starters back are Monacelli, Hyer and Luber, who split time ayear ago. With so much athletic talent, Conley expects to have a strong transition team, but if the Cougars can control the ball and be unselfish, they also could have a tough settled offense. What the Cougars lack is depth especially at defense.

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