Archbishop Curley Friars (17-1-1)
Coach: Pep Perrella
Outlook: All-Metros Steve Althoff, Brandon Quaranta and Marco Angelini are among seven returning starters. Santino Quaranta, 14, is already getting consideration for youth national-team play. The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference runners-up amassed a school-record 16 shutouts and allowed only five goals.
Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders (2-13)
Coach: John Dingle
Outlook: Forwards Mike Renes and Colin McBride, along with defender Mike Cromer, are among nine starters back. Gibbons also will field a JV, coached by the Blast's Derrick Marcano, for the first time in some years.
City Knights (4-8)
Coach: Tom Nikundiwe
Outlook: In his first season, Nikundiwe will try to break into the city's upper echelon with Patterson and Poly.
Friends Quakers (9-6-1)
Coach: Doug DeSmit
Outlook: With six returning starters among his 22 players, including midfielder Kyle Harrison and defender Sam Owen, DeSmit will have a chance to reach the MIAA B playoffs that narrowly eluded his team last season.
Forest Park Foresters (2-8)
Coach: Andreas Spiliades
Outlook: Just a third-year team, the Foresters appear ready to challenge with senior Kwesi Atherly among six returning starters.
Gilman Greyhounds (9-6-1)
Coach: Ned Harris
Outlook: Midfielders Alex Redmond and Crawford Hawkins, brothers Chris (defense) and Eddie (forward) Lin and forward Patrick O'Hearn lead a team that should contend for an MIAA A Conference playoff berth.
Greater Grace Crusaders (20-0-2)
Coach: Pat Lynch
Outlook: Six starters are among 16 returnees from last season's national Christian championship squad, including top scorer Derek McEillgott (59 goals) and GK Jon Levy.
Lake Clifton Lakers (0-4)
Coach: Dan Pierce
Outlook: The Lakers return eight players among the 15 who tried out. Midfielder Gary Barclay and defender Aaron Bradshaw lead a team enthusiastically searching for its first city-league victory.
Mervo Mustangs (4-9-1)
Coach: Andy Corbett
Outlook: Seven starters are back from a team which lost, 3-2, last fall to four-time city champ Patterson, including brothers Ben (goalie) and Jacob (defender) Frankenberger. Sophomore Omar Romero scored six goals and had five assists.
Mount St. Joseph Gaels (9-9-2)
Coach: Mike St. Martin
Outlook: Eight starters return to a team looking to shake things up in the MIAA A Conference. Players to watch include forwards David Kirby and Brad Martin, midfielders Oscar Gonzalez, Chaz Loskarin and Zack Kuehne, and defenders Matt Dryer, Jon Green and John Melka.
Patterson Clippers (14-3)
Coach: Troy Stevenson
Outlook: The four-time city champs will be led by midfielders Gino Zarro and Jimmy Forbes, along with defender Ricky Lewis and forward Bobby Oxendine.
Poly Engineers (10-4)
Coach: Rob Wood
Outlook: Midfielders Ed Bassey, Carson Porter and Victor Anagywe are the core of a solid group of six returning starters for last season's city runners-up.
Pub Date: 9/02/99