Bryn Mawr Martians
1993 record: 8-3. Coach: Annemarie Merows.
Top players: Rhonda Smith, Sr.; Jen Costanza, Jr.
Outlook: Merows, a first-year coach, comes to Bryn Mawr from St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock, Va. She will inherit a program that returns a nucleus of juniors and seniors to a team that lost only to Oldfields three times last season.
1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Jessica Ivy
Top players: Jeanette Jordan, Sr.; Melonie McCray, Sr.; Latasha Jones, Jr.
Outlook: Jordan is a standout but the Knights are rebuilding after losing six players to graduation. Much of last year's junior varsity has moved up to the varsity.
1993 record: 1-12. Coach: Linda Hollis
Top players: Latarsha Marshall, Sr.; Deneka Cornish, Jr.; Lakisha Johnson, Jr.
Outlook: Last season, the Bears could not play in their own gym due to the resurfacing of the floor. This season, there's a new floor and a new team and Hollis will look to Marshall, Cornish and Johnson to lead.
1993 record: 6-8. Coach: Mary Hughee
Top player: Danielle Barner, Sr.
Outlook: This season will be a rebuilding year for the Ducks, who have just one experienced player in Barner. She's a good server, strong hitter and should be a standout.
1993 record: 8-5. Coach: Cynthia Gresham
Top players: Tenessa Davenport, Sr.; Talia Lawrence, Sr.; Sonia Love, Jr.
Outlook: In this, Gresham's first season coaching, she has inherited an experienced team that has average height. The Poets will look to maturity from the upperclassmen.
1993 record: 8-2. Coach: Anton Sawyer
Top players: Shondisha Bivens, Sr.; LeKeisha Flight, Sr.; Nikita Pope, Sr.; Teneira Williams, Jr.
Outlook: With nearly the entire team gone because of graduation, Sawyer will look to Bivens, Flight, Pope and Williams for leadership to guide the Redskins back to the regional semifinals.
Forest Park Foresters
1993 record: 10-4. Coach: Sonia Bailey
Top player: Valarie Medlin, Sr.
Outlook: Bailey coached junior varsity last season and this season she will coach both teams. The Foresters have worked together for a couple of seasons and should mesh well.
1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Lynn Hildebrandt.
Top players: Ruth Draper, Soph.; Marcie McLaughlin, Soph.
Outlook: The Quakers return two seniors, and their coach is amazed at how much the players have improved from last season. Hildebrandt is pleased with the turnout for this year's team, since numbers were a problem last season.
Institute of Notre Dame Indians
1993 record: no team. Coach: Keith Lynes.
Top players: Kelly Giorgakis, Sr.,; Corrine Rada, Jr.; Robin Johnson, Jr.
Outlook: Lynes says he is surprised at the level of play he's seen and that Giorgakis will be his team leader. The Indians, he says, are looking two or three years down the road as they prepare for
Lake Clifton Lakers
1993 record: 0-14. Coach: Susan Buckson
Top player: Aliss Williams, Jr.
Outlook: Buckson looks to rebound from a winless season and expects Williams, probably the most promising player for the Lakers, to provide leadership.
1993 record: 7-4. Coach: Jerry Hulla.
Top players: Rachael Grob, Sr.; Tricia Henry, Sr.; Meg Kline, Sr.; Denise Holthaus Sr.; Kristy Runyan, Jr.
Outlook: Most of the players on this team played together on a Catholic League junior-varsity championship team two years ago, so Hulla is calling this a "breakthrough year."
1993 record: 10-4. Coach: Nancy Havranek
Top player: Donita Blackwell, Sr.
Outlook: The entire junior varsity last season will move to varsity this season. Havranek will look to the experience and strength of Blackwell and also sophomore Tabitha Jones, who played well
for the junior varsity last season.
1993 record: 3-11. Coach: Linda Holmes
Top players: Shenna Colbert, Jr.; Jennifer Finch, Jr.
Outlook: After sporadic practices last season, first-year coach Holmes will expect a new team with better organization this season. Colbert and Finch will help with their experience and leadership.
1993 record: 14-3. Coach: Lillian L. Brown
Outlook: The Wildcats have won at least 12 games each of the last two seasons and should battle Poly for the City 2A-3A league title.
Patterson High Clippers
1993 record: 4-9. Coach: Ann Gay
Top players: Romona Byrd, Sr.; Sue Hunt, Sr.
Outlook: With little height Gay will look to her seniors -- Byrd and xTC Hunt -- to carry this team. This season will be one of rebuilding and improvement.
1993 record: 10-4. Coach: Norman Perry
Top players: Susanne Huang, Sr.; Monica Harrison, So.
Outlook: Coach Perry expects a slow start and a strong finish. The Engineers will be led by the experience of Huang. Jessica Selba and Josephine Yeung lead a talented group moving up
from the JV.
Roland Park Reds
1993 record: 2-8. Coach: Staci Barbero.
Top players: Cara Brewer, Jr.; Abby Bowers, Soph.; Chrissy Carnody, Soph.
Outlook: Barbero, who was the JV coach at Catholic last year, takes over a team that features many underclassmen, and Barbero says that she likes the players' dedication and teamwork.
Seton Keough Gators
1993 record: 12-6. Coach: Karen Janney.
Top players: Katie Loovis, Sr.; April Moore, Jr.; Katie Hipsley, Fr.
Outlook: The defending Catholic League champs are rebuilding, with just two starters returning. The JV finished second in the league last year, and several players have moved to the varsity.
1993 record: 5-6. Coach: Mamie Green
Top players: Michelle Boone, Sr.; Cynthia Hemby, Sr.; Shawnitta Jones, Sr.; Shontell Mamokey, Sr.
Outlook: In her second season as coach, Green has set a goal of winning eight or nine games. Green will look to seniors Boone, Hemby, Jones and Mamokey to lead the way.
Southwestern High Sabers
1993 record: 4-7. Coach: Arlene Scott
Top player: Shana' Cooper, Sr.
Outlook: This is Scott's third coaching season and it will be a season of rebuilding for the Sabers.
1993 record: 9-4. Coach: Harrietta Wallace
Top players: Jamie Greenwood, Sr.; Jonnelle Lindsay, Jr.
Outlook: The Warriors are in an excellent position this season because most of the team is returning. The players are stronger and they want to make another appearance in the regionals, where last season they lost to Western.
Western High Doves
1993 record: 13-1. Coach: Shirley Williams
Top players: Danielle Davis, Sr.; Danyelle Maddox, Sr.; Chandra McClearn, Sr.; Chanel Wright, Sr.
Outlook: The Doves won the 4A North Division last season and made an appearance in the regional finals. This season they have intimidating height as well as experience. The Doves will look to basketball standout Wright to set the team in the right direction.