Coach: Tom Nelson, second season.

Assistants: None.

Last year's record: 2-7.

Starters lost: 4.

Top returnees: Richard Berg, jr., M; Jason Barnard, so. M; Pat Campbell, sr., G; JohnMeehan, sr., M; Brian Smith, sr., D; Ryan Kinsey, so., A; Sean Smith, so., A; Brian Remotel, jr., D; Brad Gladfelter, so., D; John Hostetter, jr., M; Dave Redding, so., M; Chad Packard, so., A; Brett McCone, jr., M; Gary Wales, jr., M; Jeff Moody, jr., D; Evan Sarver, jr., D.

Newcomer: Ryan Miller, fr., A.

Coach's outlook: In the lacrosse world, we're in the third world. These kids just do not have the knowledge of the game, and they need to play with more confidence. We need to mature a little bit, but it's really hard to do that since wedon't have a JV. We are just very inexperienced at the game.

Harford County Sun's outlook: Nelson, a former All-America player at Towson State, faces the same kind of challenge Dick Slutzky has at Aberdeen. Without a JV or a recreation feeder system, Nelson gets some raw talent, but he doesn't have the time to develop it. That leaves the Warriors at the bottom of the county pack. If they can beat Aberdeen twice and Cambridge once, the Warriors could improve on last season's record. All three starters, Berg, Barnard and Meehan return at midfield, so Nelson expects them to be fairly good on transition and on setting up the offense. But with two sophomores, Kinsey and Sean Smith, and a freshman, Miller, seeing most of the action on attack, the Warriors may not score the goals they need.

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