Bryn Mawr Mawrtians (15-1-2)

Coach: AnneMarie Merow

Outlook: The Mawrtians leap into the fire this season, moving into the tough IAAM A Division after winning the Catholic League B Division championship last fall. Second-team All-Metro striker Theresa Sherry leads a veteran team that includes midfielder Katie Mack and defenders Sarah Isaacs and Nadia Chornodolski.

Catholic Cubs (7-9-3)

Coach: Laura Mierczak

Outlook: The 1997 Catholic League champs may be ready to make a move toward the top again. Although they graduated exceptional All-Metro midfielder/goalie Allison Merkle, the Cubs return 10 starters including midfielder Katierose Riegger, stopper Jamie Stankowski and striker Jill Bowers.

IND Indians (3-10)

Coach: Dave Schaeffer

Outlook: "I am pleasantly surprised because we have a wealth of talent, but we are going to have to play at an optimum level to compete," Schaeffer said. The Indians will be led by senior Jessa Karko at midfield, Jen Leo at stopper and sophomore Laurie Hauck in the goal.

Mercy Magic (13-4-3)

Coach: Geoff Daras

Outlook: Graduation and Abby Pyzik's ACL tear wiped out the Magic's stellar 1998 defense, but new coach Daras said he has the talent to fill in the gaps. Returning goalie Liz Lombardo, midfielder Kristi Korrow and striker Kaitie Schuyler lead a strong starting contingent that should have the Magic in contention once again in the IAAM.

Patterson Clippers (n/a)

Coach: Stephanie Carr

Outlook: The Clippers will rely on seniors Belinda Sufczynski and Rachael Carrioun to lead a very young team. Carr said Patterson's strength is its defense.

Roland Park Reds (n/a)

Coach: C.T. Henry Jr.

Outlook: The Reds return most of their team for new coach McHenry, a former Delaware state ODP coach. The versatile trio of Caline McHenry, Mary McCeney and Avery Burroughs leads a balanced team that moves from the AIS B Division into the IAAM A Division.

Seton Keough Gators (n/a)

Coach: Fred Brocklander

Outlook: First year coach Brocklander said the team will build around co-captains Kim Keene and Christina Thompson and six other seniors. "So far, I've been impressed with their ability. We have some good speed," Brocklander said. Three freshmen also are expected to contribute.

Western Doves (9-3)

Coach: Paul Plott

Outlook: Western returns 14 players on a team that beat Poly for the City Championship last season and Plott said the Doves should challenge for another title. Returning starters Jamacia Wood (15 goals), Faustina Dadson (14 goals) and Melinda McLaughlin 17 goals) are expected to add punch to the Doves' offense.

Pub Date: 9/02/99

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