1993 girls lacrosse team-by-team outlook

March 25, 1993|By Katherine Dunn and Mike Frainie

Friends Quakers

1992 record: 3-9. Coach: Carol Samuels.

Top players: Heather Bohanon, Sr., G; Andrea Krumholz, Sr., D; Vanessa Coe, Sr. A; Carmina Valle, Sr., A/D; Carrie Mallonee, Sr., Outlook: The Quakers lost only one starter from last year's squad and should improve tremendously. With All-League defender Mallonee back as well as Bohanon and Krumholz, teams could have a lot of trouble scoring against the Quakers. In addition, there are some promising youngsters with a lot of speed on attack. Coe, another All-League pick, should increase her scoring, but this team has the potential for some high-powered balanced scoring. Samuels hopes to see more go-to-goal drive and if she does, the Quakers should contend for the AIS A Division East title.

Garrison Forest Grizzlies

1992 record: 5-6-1. Coach: Karen Mallonee.

Top players: Sarah Flaxenburg, Sr., A; Kathleen Harrington, Sr., G; Caroline Boetzelen, Sr., D; Sarah Morse, Sr., D; Kelly Reynolds, Sr., D; Liza Shoemaker, Jr., M.

Outlook: The Grizzlies are always late getting started, but this year, Mallonee went into the early spring break without having her team set. Still, with a host of returnees, the Grizzlies may be in good position to improve on their record in the AIS A Division West. There is plenty of scoring potential led by Flaxenburg and all-league pick Shoemaker as well as junior Jen Thaler, but still a lot of questions remain about how the rest of the attack will handle varsity-level defense. On defense, however, the Grizzlies return a host of talent and should be solid.

Hereford Bulls

1992 record: 4-4. Coach: Cindy Gilbert.

Top players: Theresa Fisher, Jr., M; Kary Nixon, Sr.; Amy Schroeder, Sr.

Outlook: First-year coach Gilbert takes over a team that lost several seniors. The Bulls should be strong on defense this year, led by returning senior Stacey Emerick. The midfield appears strong, as Fisher, Schroeder and Nixon return to bolster the offense. Gilbert also likes the contribution of senior Alex Parker, a transfer from St. Paul's, on attack, as well as returnee Stacey Emerick. The team will rely on several unproven sophomores, who will have to perform if Hereford is to do well, and Gilbert is concerned about the lack of a returning goalkeeper.

Institute of Notre Dame Indians

1992 record: 6-8-1. Coaches: Suzanne Rossi, Mary Beth Bollinger.

Top players: Kristen Lewandowski, Sr., M; Amy Hoey, Sr., A; Molly Lucas, Sr., D; Kim Kelly, Fr., A; Diane Sales, Jr., G.

Outlook: In the AIS B Division, IND will field one of the youngest teams. Still, Rossi and Bollinger have high hopes for a winning season. All-league attacker Lewandowski should do most of the scoring, but Hoey and Kelly will help. Defensively, the Indians are young, but promising. All-league defender Lucas is the backbone of the defense, but Sales, who moves up from JV, should be strong, too. The Indians don't have a JV this season, but the coaches say that will give them more depth on the varsity.

Kenwood Bluebirds

1992 record: 4-8. Coach: Michael Cain.

Top players: Danielle Baker, Sr., M; Kim Filling, Jr., M; Amy Giffin; Sr., D.

Outlook: The Bluebirds have set making the regionals as their goal, and with 24 players and 10 returnees, Cain is confident they will. Defense will be a strength, with Giffin leading an experienced unit that has speed and size. Cain says his main problem is finding a replacement for graduated goalie Tara Smith.

Lansdowne Vikings

1992 record: 4-6. Coach: Dawn Foster.

Top players: Danielle Cascio, Sr. A; Casey Smith, Sr., M; Erica Setherley, Sr., A; Latrice Bolling, Sr., A.

Outlook: The Vikings were hurt by the success of their basketball team, which kept several players away from early practices. Lansdowne graduated only two seniors from last year, so this will be a team dominated by juniors and seniors. Most of the experience will be on attack, where Cascio, an All-County second-team player, will return with Setherley and Bolling. The main loss from last season is Amy Van Glerick, who led the Viking defense for the past two seasons.

Loch Raven Raiders

1992 record: 14-1. Coach: Wendy Galinn.

Top players: Michele DeJuliis, Sr., A; Shelly Klaes, Sr., A; Robyn Disney, Sr., A; Christine Bhanos, Sr., D.

Outlook: Believe it or not, Galinn says the Raiders, who won 69 straight games before losing to Mount Hebron in the state championship game last year, should be even stronger this year. The Raiders will feature a better balance of players this year, and Galinn says the defense and offense have improved. DeJuliis, The Baltimore Sun's Player of the Year last season, will lead an offense that Galinn says has six potential high scorers. Galinn also expects a lot on defense from sophomore Kim Allen, who will step in for the graduated Suzy Ware, now at Loyola.

Maryvale Lions

1992 record: 7-8. Coach: Mary Clare McFadden.

Top players: Bridget Greenawalt, Jr., G; Meredith Cramer, Sr., A; Beth Oertel, Sr., D; Kathleen Blatchley, Sr., M/A; Megan McLaughlin, So., M/A.

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