LIBERTY LIONSHead coach: Lynn Stone (1st season).Assistant...

September 02, 1992

LIBERTY LIONS

Head coach: Lynn Stone (1st season).

Assistant coach: Michelle Jolly.

1991 record: 4-7-2.

Top Returnees: Seniors Amy Wolff (F), Katie Kelbaugh (D), Kim Ross (MF), Dani Fostik (GK), Caroline Bange (D), Tammie Buckingham (F), Danielle Anzalone (F); Juniors Megan Horneman Kim Frey (MF); Sophomore Natalie Hannibal (F)

Top Newcomers: Juniors Robin Leeds (F), Cassie Huester (D), Jen Barvir (MF); Sophomores, Annie Rose (D), Carey Epler (D)

Coach's Outlook: "We have a lot of talent, and it's up to me as a new coach to channel it in the right direction. We have a fair amount of speed and all our players have good skills. But I hate to project the number of wins and losses we're going to have. All I can say is, it looks like we'll have a strong year as long as we use our talent and keep people healthy."

Carroll County Sun's Outlook: The Lions are coming off a disappointing season in which a "loaded" team fell far short of expectations in Central Maryland play and state 1A-2A competition. Liberty's successful JV girls' coach, Lynn Stone, who guided the junior Lions to a 11-1 record last year, takes over the varsity this season and will be out to get the most out of what appears to be another talented team.

N. CARROLL PANTHERS

Head coach: Phil Myers (10th season).

Assistant coaches: Tom Davidson.

1991 record: 7-3-2.

Returnees: Seniors Ashlee Douglas (L), Stephanie May (W), Jessie Shanks (W), Francine Hewes (MF), Michele Jeffery (FB), Tammy Giffi (D), Kara Tedder (FB), Liz Piper (GK).

Newcomers: Juniors Casey Rhoten (MF), Hope Swedberg (MF), Kelli Ryan (MF), Alicia Wilson (MF), Jenny Baker (W); sophomores Teresa Mays (GK), Amber Fleming (FB).

Coach's outlook: "Defensively, we should be strong with all our fullbacks returning. But we're still trying to decide who will be our top goalkeeper, replacing Jenni Heindel, who graduated. Our leading scorer [Ashlee Douglass, 15 goals and 2 assists in regular season and four goals in state tournament to help Panthers reach the Class 1A-2A semifinal] is back. She's fast, strong and aggressive. We hope she keeps the pace up."

Carroll County Sun outlook: The North Carroll soccer machine continues to turn out top teams year after year. Soccer is big at this small school, enabling the 1A-2A Panthers to compete with such 3A-4A schools as Westminster and South Carroll. Myers has been coaching the girls team since the sport began at North Carroll, and his laid-back style gets results.

S. CARROLL CAVS

Head coach: Jim Horn (sixth season).

Assistant coaches: Brian Raines.

1991 record: 8-4-2.

Returnees: Seniors Tricia Fleming (FB), Melissa Moore (FB), Michele Patton ( HB), Nicole Robitaille (L), Kim Woodward (L); juniors Emily Hegner (HB), Jaimee Isaacs (HB); sophomores Amber Clutter (L), Kendra Pulis (GK)

Newcomers: Sophomores Heather Hopple (FB), Danielle Picker (FB), Anne Schaefer (L); Freshmen Jaime Baier (HB), Carrie Tamburo (FB), Sara Wachter (FB)

Coach's outlook: "We lost five players by graduation and six decided not to return. It's not a real optimistic outlook as far as W's and L's are concerned. Amber Clutter (14 goals last year) will be marked wherever she goes. Westminster is the best in the county. He (Coach Greg Bright) is licking his chops up there with everybody back and he's picked up some good transfers."

Carroll County Sun outlook: The young Cavaliers should get better as the season goes on and make waves in the Central Maryland league. Amber Clutter already has proven to be a big-time player, helping the Cavs upset Linganore in the state 3A-4A tournament last year on the way to a surprising quarterfinal finish.

F. SCOTT KEY EAGLES

Head coach: Joe Linthicum (second season).

Assistant coach: Bonnie Grauch.

1991 record: 1-11.

Top Returnees: Seniors Erin Murphey (MF), Tina Wales (F), Kim Lease (Str), Kitty Roop (GK), Jenny Keyes (FB), Mary Brown (FB), Jeni Schwartz (FB), Becky Bunting (F), Noel Straub (MF)

Top Newcomers: Sophomores, Carri Ryer (MF), Lisa Turner (MF); Juniors Melissa Cavey (MF/FB), Amy Kerr (FB), Mara Comfort (FB), Amber Grimes (FB/G), Kate Ensor (MF), Dawn Blacksten (MF)

Coach's Outlook: "We're not strong at a lot of positions . . . a lot of inexperience. We have less speed than last year. The girls are unsure of themselves and need the confidence that comes with winning games. Westminster and North Carroll are used to winning. We've been hurt by the graduation of 6-1 stopper Susie Small and goalkeeper Cathi Bower."

Carroll County Sun's Outlook: FSK will continue to have trouble winning games until the Taneytown area recreation program produces more experienced soccer players. The other four Carroll County schools all have superior girls' feeder programs, and most of the other Monocacy Valley League schools have better feeder systems. The Eagles' only win last year came over Catoctin of Frederick County in an MVL game.

WESTMINSTER OWLS

Head coach: Greg Bright (10th season).

Assistant coach: Ann Marie Brannon.

1991 record: 7-5.

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