Head coach: Stu Hinch (second year)
Assistant coaches: Dawn Rathgeber, Kim Lindecamp
1990 record: 4-8
Returnees: Seniors Rachel Cassidy (D), TriciaKnopp (M), Brandon Leonard (F), Crystal Caplinger (D), Amy Moxey (D), Jennifer Rogers (M), Kelly Eaken (M);juniors Sarah Loper (F), Lanell Ward (G) and Lisa Williamson (D).
Newcomers: Senior Nika Allison(F); juniors Cindy Centers (D/M), Katie Magee (F), Melanie Mezan (F), Tonya Wetherall (M/F), Geanne Zdon (D); and sophomore Becky Mortus (F).
Coach's outlook: "We're going to develop as the season goes by. The key is that I'll have more scoring punch with Katie (Magee) and Becky (Mortus) as insiders and wings of Melanie (Mezan) and Brandon(Leonard) with speed on the outside. These girls have been playing together well, they rotate and they switch well."
Harford County Sun outlook: The Eagles have a very quick front line and an experiencedand able defense. The loss of Linda Hodges hurt the team but they can readjust, especially with the improvement of keeper Ward. The Eagles will surprise a lot of teams this season.
BEL AIR BOBCATS
Head coach: Bill Zimmerman (sixth season)
Assistant coach: Rose Clark
1990 record: 5-6-1
Returnees: Seniors, Trish Pferdeort (HB), Linda Frey (HB) and Stacey Tytus (HB); juniors Jen Emig (D), and Lisa Thomas (F); sophomore Melissa Scharoun (HB).
Newcomers: Juniors Kristin Romano (D), Ann Marie Linette (D), Wendy Polek (D), Melissa Lloyd (F), Lisa Chapman (D), Lacey Schoenborn (HB), Becky Eickhoff (CF), Karla Rorick (G), Robin Rosch (G) and Julie Mace (HB); sophomores Jennifer Parr (D) and Linda Pomper (F); freshmen Jean Tyrell (F) Heather Lloyd (W) and Christie Hall (HB).
Coach's outlook: "Overall the county schedule is going to be tough but we dropped a couple of tougher Howard County schools so we should be better off than last year. Withonly four returning starters we are inexperienced, we're pretty muchstarting from zero. The ideal situation would be for us to go 8-4."
Harford County Sun outlook: With Bel Air returning but four starters from last year's 5-6-1 contingent, it will be hard-pressed to break .500 this season. The Bobcats are young and inexperienced, so look for them to take their lumps while building for the future.
Head Coach: Ken Dawson (sixth season)
Assistant coaches: Peter Griffiths and Carl Holston
1990 record: 10-5 (Lost state 3A-4A semifinals)
Returnees: Seniors Stephanie Bumum (HB), ChristieReam (HB), Danielle Rivas (G); juniors Jen Catlin (wing), Amanda McCulloch (FB), Szerensits Taryan (HB); sophomores Amanda Fouts (FB), Melisa Billings (HB).
Newcomers: Juniors Amanda Boch (striker), Katie Hatton (FB), Stacey Milton (striker), Sara Pokrywka (HB), Julie Smith (G); sophomores Stacey Murnyak (FB-HB), Cynthia Padilla (HB); freshmen Jaclyn Bangert, Karin Baumiller (FB), Kim Kallista (HB), Amy Morse (FB).
Coach's outlook: "We've been fortunate over the past couple of years. This year, we're kind of young, and it'll depend on how quickly we can gel. We'll have to grow up quickly. We've got better speed than in other years, but depth and experience could be considered a weakness."
Harford County Sun outlook: From early indications,the Mustangs will be able to at lease stay with the area's better teams. But what will count is how they fare against strong league members such as Joppatown and Fallston.
Head coach: Phil Everett (third season)
Assistant coach: Julio Ortego
1990 record: 1-11
Returnees: Seniors Amy Hetzel (stopper), Theresa Delgatti (CHB) and Jennifer Miller (LFB); juniors Connie Lemley (CF), Heather Sexton (RW) and Beth Brown (RFB).
Newcomers: Juniors Ann Marie Collins (LHB), Kim Clark (RHB), Monica Santana (LW) and Tracey Moretti (HB); freshmen Royland Kirby (sweeper) and Jenny Collins (G).
Coach's outlook: "I look for us to be competitive, but don't look for us to blow any one out. . . . I figure with some of the returning people we have and some of the experience we got from the jayvee, we could make it interesting. I look for us to go 4-8."
Harford County Sun outlook: The Rams kick off the season playing against some highly competitive teams from Howard County, and things don't get any easier forthem. Edgewood has some players back and some talent up from the junior varsity, but the light at the end of the tunnel might be a train.
Head coach: Nancy Ferguson (seventh season)
Assistant coaches: Donetta Languire and Betty Sheckles
1990 record:8-4-1 (lost in 1A-2A regionals)
Returnees: Seniors Jenny Colt (FB), Denise Sarver (HB), Kristina Lilley (HB); juniors Pam Toth (HB), Katie Kunsman (FB), Sydney Jenkins (FB), and Laura Rocchio (striker).
Newcomers: Senior Carrie Leonard (FB); juniors Shelby Worthington (HB), Sarah Sheckles (striker), Lisa Taylor (striker), Robin Davis (FB); sophomore Kristie Pugh (FB); freshmen Krissy Battenfeld (striker), Suzy Harrison (G), Lori Hesfley (striker), Joanna Roccio (HB), Laura Snyder (FB), Jinae Szerensits (striker), Jenny Weber (striker), Gina Penn (striker).