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Coach: John Grubb, 14th season.

Assistants: Jim Nickle, Sam Citrano, Phil Minderlein, Pat Gress, Scott Wilson.

Last year's record: 14-1, state Class 1A/2A champs.

Starters lost: 5.

Top returnees: Chris Gress, sr., D; Jason Ketner, sr., D; Chris Beall, sr., D; Tom Murrell, sr., G; Tim Lucky, sr., M; Brett Schreiber, sr., M; Steve Overbey, sr., M; Justin Smith, sr., A; Joe Citrano, sr., M; Steve Griffith, sr., D; Jason Ziegler, jr., D; Mark Bostic, sr., D.

Newcomers: Chuck Kelly, jr., A; Mike Minderlein, jr.,A; John Pace, jr., A; Bruce Axelsson, jr., A; Mike Chaney, jr., M; Dave Basham, jr., M.

Coach's outlook: Everyone is going to be up for us. It would be a feather in their cap to beat us since we're the defending champs. I think they realize we're not the same team we werelast year, but these kids are not sitting back on their laurels.

Harford County Sun's outlook: The Hawks still have some of the strongest defensemen and middies in the county, but they lost their entire first attack and two-thirds of their second. Although Grubb is pushing his newcomers, he says they haven't adapted to the faster pace of the varsity game. The rest of the lineup is just about rock-solid. In Lucky, Schreiber and Overbey, the Hawks have the best middie unit in the county. On defense, third-year starter Gress is one of the county's best while Ketner and Beall also are outstanding. If that defense can work overtime early to make up for the young attack, look for theHawks to make a run at defending their title come May.

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