1995 record: 1-6-2.
Coach: Susie Sumner.
Top players: Lisa Kim, Sr., F; Cristin Valentino, Sr., M; Pam Rosinski, Sr., M; Brenda Taylor, Sr., D.
Outlook: A predominantly senior defense will be a strength for what appears to be a better-balanced team than a year ago. The first-year coach has several junior holdovers who should provide more scoring.
Bel Air Bobcats
1995 record: 7-5-1.
Coach: Phyllis Hemmes.
Top players: Sarah Ann Ill, Sr., F; Katie Kunkel, Sr., M; Stefanie Cole, Sr., M-D; Kelly Flynn, Sr., D; Lauren Minnick, Sr., G.
Outlook: Young is the key word, although, traditionally, this is a winning program. Only two defensive players have a lot of varsity experience, while the offense has some good players from a solid JV.
C. M. Wright Mustangs
1995 record: 9-5.
Coach: Julie Holmes.
Top players: Lauren Hocker, Sr., F; Kim McNamee, Sr., F; Amanda Behler, Jr., D; Jennifer Reedy, Jr., G.
Outlook: Another young team, but with enough experience to compete well in the county, and at the regional level. Last year, had a win over Class 3A champion Centennial and was a regional finalist.
1995 record: 0-10-1.
Coach: Shelly Marzicola.
Top players: Renee Paquin, Sr., F; Christina Procell, F, Sr.; Dana Harrington, Sr., D; Narisa Farrell, Sr., D; Leslie Marzicola, M, Sr; Erica Taylor, Jr., G.
Outlook: This is a very inexperienced team, so the first-year coach is concentrating on skills, endurance, and teamwork.
1995 record: 16-1.
Coach: Alice Puckett.
Top players: Kate Stern, Sr., F; Kate Simon, Jr., M; Carrie Wirth, Jr., M.
Outlook: With a lack of depth and experience after losing 12 seniors from a Class 3A state finalist, the major effort is finding a strong combination of newcomers to work into the lineup. Stickwork is a strength.
John Carroll Patriots
1995 record: 2-6-2.
Coach: Tess Gauthier.
Top players: Linsay Tognocchi, Sr., F; Sarah Dannenfelser, Sr., M; Lorraine Barberry, Sr., M; Robin Abair, Sr., M; Emily Barnes, Sr., D.
Outlook: With seven returning starters in front of a goalkeeper backed by two excellent JV seasons, a place in the AIS B Division tournament final is a realistic goal. The Patriots lost an overtime semifinal game last year.
1995 record: 11-3.
Coach: Pam Reich.
Top players: Kim Rohrs, F, Sr.; Lisa Demski, Sr., M; Nora Quinones, Sr., M; Kelly Dehn, Sr., G; Jill Hershberger, Jr., M.
Outlook: There is a lot of outstanding talent returning, with expectations for doing as well as last season.
North Harford Hawks
1995 record: 6-7-1
Coach: Barb Waite.
Top players: Jen Axelsson, Sr., F; Seija Benson, Sr., F; Kandice Creed, Sr., F; Carri Baker, Sr., M; Stacy Rose, M; Jessica Phelps, Sr., D; Nicole Hanratty, Sr., G.
Outlook: There are nine returning players, all of whom saw extensive playing time. The emphasis is on stickwork and ball control, and a competitive non-league schedule should help bring this group together. Improving on last year's record is a definite goal.
Note: Information on the teams from Harford Christian and Havre de Grace was unavailable. Harford Christian compiled a record of 1-6-1 last season. Havre de Grace was 5-6-1.
Pub Date: 8/29/96