Arlington Baptist Eagles
Coach: Glenn Teixeira
Outlook: The Eagles are rebuilding after the graduation of five starters. Freshman forward Paul Rattray has impressed new coach Teixeira.
Beth Tfiloh Warriors (1-9-2)
Coach: Howard Burkom
Outlook: After losing five games by one goal with no seniors last season, Burkom is hoping having seven seniors will turn those decisions around this season.
Boys' Latin Lakers (7-12)
Coach: Butch Maisel
Outlook: After missing the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference playoffs for the second straight year after nine straight appearances, Maisel is optimistic about a comeback.
Calvert Hall Cardinals (12-9-1)
Coach: Andy Moore
Outlook: After slipping a notch last season, the traditional power looks to get back on top. Five starters, led by senior midfielder Mike Joseph, return for a deep squad that figures to challenge the top MIAA teams.
Carver A&T; Wildcats (2-10)
Coach: Ian Reid
Outlook: The Wildcats are shooting for a .500 season. Sophomore striker Vlad Smolkin heads the list of returnees.
Catonsville Comets (4-9-1)
Coach: Dave Lane
Outlook: After some lean years, it appears the Comets could turn things around this season. Seven starters return, led by senior striker Brian Heldmann, last season's leading scorer.
Chesapeake Bayhawks (6-7)
Coach: Bob Hallet
Outlook: The Bayhawks return seven starters, but they are young; 14 players are freshmen or sophomores. Chesapeake figures to score some, but defense is a question mark.
Dulaney Lions (11-2)
Coach: Steve Shaw
Outlook: Despite having graduated 12 seniors, the Lions have talent. Junior Jonathan Newton, the team's second-leading scorer last season, and senior Steve Toutsis will be called on to step up on offense.
Dundalk Owls (7-8)
Coach: Geoff Holland
Outlook: This could be the year the Owls run at the county championship. Heading the list of eight returnees is senior midfielder Steve Custer, whom Holland believes has All-State potential.
Eastern Tech Mavericks (9-6)
Coach: Peter Glaudemans
Outlook: His team's work ethic and chemistry has Glaudemans optimistic. The Mavericks, who suffered all one-goal losses last season, are led by seniors Matt Bukowski (goalie), Brandon Brookshire (striker) and Matt Alt (midfield).
Franklin Indians (13-3)
Coach: Larry Meekins
Outlook: Five starters return for the defending Baltimore County champs and region finalists. The offense, led by junior striker Chris Borcik, figures to again be strong.
Hereford Bulls (8-6)
Coach: Glenn Quinn
Outlook: The Bulls return four starters from last year's Class 1A state semifinalists. Quinn said he is even more confident in his team's abilities this season.
Kenwood Bluebirds (7-6)
Coach: Derek Maki
Outlook: Maki, last year's JV coach, takes over for Carroll Hess, who stepped down after 36 seasons. Maki, high on goalkeeper Chris O'Leary, believes the team could contend in its division, but he is still searching for a go-to attacker.
Lansdowne Vikings (2-7-2)
Coach: David Stovenour
Outlook: After consecutive two-win seasons, Stovenour is expecting significant improvement. Senior Roy Wenck and junior Tom Noble anchor what figures to be a strong defense.
Loch Raven Raiders (7-6)
Coach: Joe Fiedler
Outlook: The Raiders are rebuilding -- 15 of 21 players have no varsity experience.
Lutheran Saints (0-18)
Coach: Ed Morris
Outlook: Dropping from the MIAA B Conference to the C Conference should get the Saints into the win column. Mainstays include senior striker Ben Calvert and juniors Peter Miller (halfback) and Derek Baumgardner (fullback).
Loyola Dons (14-6-1)
Coach: Don Kraft
Outlook: The Dons return seven starters and expect to have a strong defense led by junior Mike Lookingland, senior John Alecci and junior goalkeeper Shawn Huth. Loyola figures to be in the hunt for an MIAA A Division title.
McDonogh Eagles (22-3-1)
Coach: Steve Nichols
Outlook: The Eagles return seven starters from their first MIAA A Division championship team, including All-Metro striker Kaiser Chowdry and sophomore striker Devin Barclay. Goalie Cam Thompson also returns after missing all of last season with an injury.
Milford Mill Millers (2-10)
Coach: Jay Cranston
Outlook: Cranston, an assistant coach on the girls team last season, takes over a squad that graduated just two seniors and has several promising freshmen. Cranston said he is still teaching fundamentals, but he expects an improvement on last season's record.
Mount Carmel (13-5-1)
Coach: Brian McGarren
Outlook: Mount Carmel has its team intact from last season and is the overwhelming favorite to win the MIAA C Conference title. Leading the way are all-conference players Eric Augustine (midfielder) and goalkeeper Darrick Muchla.
Overlea Falcons (10-4)
Coach: Shawn Tormey
Outlook: Five starters return, including Patrick Letts, who anchors what should be a solid defense. Tormey said he expects the Falcons to be at least as competitive as last season, although the just two seniors made the squad.
Owings Mills Eagles (5-5-2)
Coach: Rick Pizarro
Outlook: The junior-laden Eagles return two starters -- senior Ryan Stifler, who will play sweeper this season, and goalkeeper Jason Summerlin. Several juniors have impressed, including strikers Jose Vera and Yury Malachevsky and midfielders Matt Leavey and Shawket Mustafa.
Park Bruins (10-7-1)
Coach: Lucky Malonee
Outlook: The defense appears solid with midfielder Jason Bordenick and goalkeeper Alex Eifler leading, but the Bruins may have difficulty scoring.
Parkville Knights (7-6)
Coach: Joseph Smith
Outlook: The Knights appear poised to improve on last season's mark with seven returning starters and a capable goalkeeper in senior newcomer Michael Horst. The team has a strong midfield led by seniors Jeff Novotny and Chris Smith.
Patapsco Patriots (12-5)
Coach: Dave Ingle
Outlook: The Patriots return seven starters from a squad that reached the Class 2A state title game, including second-leading scorer Joe Pugh and fourth-year starting goalkeeper Eric Lloyd.
Pikesville Panthers (4-9-1)
Coach: Craig Campbell
Outlook: The Panthers return just three starters but they have a quick, athletic group of juniors up from the JV team that went 9-1 last season and advanced to the JV county championship game. Campbell is counting on this group to boost the offense, which was a weak spot last season.
Perry Hall Gators (11-4-1)
Coach: Brian Moen
Outlook: New coach Moen inherited five starters and should have a solid defense. Sweeper Chad Hildebrandt and goalie Mike Barrett head the returnees.
Randallstown Rams (4-3)
Coach: Joel Thornton
Outlook: The Rams, who fielded a team for the first time after a four-year hiatus last season and played an independent schedule, return to county competition. Five starters return, but there isn't much depth and more than half of the team is comprised of freshmen and sophomores.
St. Paul's Crusaders (16-6-1)
Coach: Howard Schindler
Outlook: The Crusaders are a bit thin on players with varsity experience, but five starters are back. If inexperienced players develop, St. Paul's could be in hunt for the MIAA B Conference playoffs.
Sparrows Point Pointers (7-6)
Coach: George Bischoff
Outlook: With six returning starters and four promising newcomers, Bischoff expects another winning season. Seniors Brandon Warner (halfback) and John Tirabassi (forward) are the top players on the team.
Towson Catholic Owls (2-11-2)
Co-coaches: Sam and Nick Borozzi
Outlook: The Owls have nine freshmen and just two seniors. The coaches are stressing conditioning and defense -- last season the Owls gave up 54 goals -- in an effort to build a foundation.
Towson Generals (8-6-1)
Coach: Randy Dase
Outlook: A rebuilding season for the Generals. Senior midfielder Ben DeFelice and junior midfielder Ryan Valeri are the returning starters.
Western STES Wolverines (4-5-1)
Coach: Tag Landon
Outlook: The Wolverines lost much of their defense to graduation so they will need some young players to step up. Senior midfielder Erik Doll and juniors Cesar Landa (midfielder), Justin Williams (goalkeeper) and Seth Jablon (fullback ) are the lone returning starters.
Woodlawn Warriors (9-5)
Coach: Karl Brown
Outlook: Brown has been disappointed by the low turnout for the team so far and an overall lack of conditioning. Don't be surprised, however, if the Warriors finish strong after a slow start like they did last season when they won nine straight after losing their first five and went on to win the county Division III title.
Pub Date: 9/02/99