Baltimore County teams at a glance 1993 high school girls soccer preview

September 08, 1993

Catonsville Comets

1992 record: 6-4-1. Coach: Ed Bury.

Top players: Ann Giardina, Jr., M; Keri Jacobs, Sr., D; Angie Hayes, Sr., D; Jamie Funk, Soph., F.

Outlook: The Comets, who drop to Class 2A this year, are stronger than last year's playoff team. Bury said it's as balanced a group as Catonsville has had in a while. Giardina and Funk are a dynamic combination on offense, and Jacobs and Hayes should anchor a strong defense. The Comets are inexperienced in spots, but they should do well.

Chesapeake Bayhawks 1992 record: 4-6. Coach: Lori Brewer.

Top players: Tammy Stealey, Sr., M-F; Kim Myrncza, Soph., D; Andrea Hamlon, Sr., M; Charlene Pessaro, Jr., F.

Outlook: The Bayhawks need more numbers on the scoreboard and the field. They had only 12-13 players last year and struggled on offense. Stealey should lead the way for the attack. Graduation hit the defense, also.

Dulaney Lions 1992 record: 15-2. Coach: Kathy Schmidt.

Top players: Aimee Vaughan, Sr., F; Abby Bausman, Jr., M; Ali Schuch, Soph., M; Heather Truxel, Jr., M.

Outlook: The Lions, state finalists for the past two years, should be up there again. Vaughan, Bausman and Schuch, called the "A-team" at Dulaney, combined for 74 goals last year and should spark a potent offense again. The Lions lost only two starters from last year and both were on defense, but they still look good. The team also will get help from its strong JV program. Could this be the Lions' year for a state title?

Dundalk Owls 1992 record: 4-6. Coach: Darryl Garland.

Top players: Jen Middleton, Sr., F; Kim Rodriguez, Soph., M;

Katie Marsheck, Jr., G; Dana Holloman, Jr., M.

Outlook: The Owls possess plenty of speed and depth at both ends of the field. Middleton should lead the attack, which looks good. The midfield appears strong, but, overall the Owls lost a lot to graduation. The season could hinge on how well the new players fill in.

Eastern Technical Mavericks 1992 record: 2-9. Coach: Greg Foster.

Top players: Erin Fitzpatrick, Sr., D-G; Kim Smith, Sr., D; Brandi Anselmi, Jr., F-M; Christy Cole, Jr., Str./Wing.

Outlook: All of the Mavericks' seniors will play defense this season, which should be the team's biggest plus. Fitzpatrick and Smith will anchor the back line, which needs to do well since the offense is questionable. The Mavericks have gained experience with seven four-year players on the roster and should move closer to .500.

Franklin Indians 1992 record: 9-2-1. Coach: George Wagner.

Top players: Jennifer Cooper, Sr., G; Erin Watson, Soph., F; Amy Miller, Soph., D; Allison Palguta, Soph., M-F; Heidi Shaneybrook, Soph., M.

Outlook: The Indians are young but talented. They have five seniors, but lost only three starters from last year's playoff squad. Cooper, Miller and the whole defense are strong. Wagner wonders how well the offense will perform and how it can come together. Team depth is good and while talent is there now, this team might really be strong in a year or two.

Hereford Bulls 1992 record: 7-5. Coach: Steve Power.

Top players: Tara Troup, Sr., M; Alex Rohlfs, Jr., D; Mindy Salganik, Jr.; F; Becky Larson, Sr., G.

Outlook: The future looks bright; the present looks cloudy. The Bulls lost 12 to graduation and could start up to four freshmen this season. These young players have talent. The question is how quickly they blossom. The defense should do well, led by

Rohlfs. The offense could struggle.

@Kenwood Bluebirds 1992 record: 9-4-1. Coach: Brett Smith.

Top players: Stacey Leidner, Sr., F; Kim Filling, Sr., F-M; Kelly Reabe, Jr., F-M; Kelly Shearer, Soph., M-D.

Outlook: Eight starters return, and this should be another good year. Leidner (28 goals) and Filling (10) combined for 38 goals last year. Leidner has scored 20 or more each of her three years on the varsity, and the attack will do well. Defense poses the biggest questions, as graduation took two of three starters on the back line.

@Lansdowne Vikings 1992 record: 3-7. Coach: Anita Benedictis.

Top players: Tammy Byers, Sr., D; Sara Nunnally, Soph., F; Nicole Leister, Sr., F; Michele Beaver, Jr., F.

Outlook: The Vikings have some experience, especially on offense. Nunnally and Beaver should spark the attack. The defense lacks experience in spots. The team lost some close games last year and hopes for better this year.

Loch Raven Raiders 1992 record: 11-4. Coach: Lou Menegatti.

Top players: Robyn Harry, Jr., F-M; Bridgett Harthausen, Soph., M; Mary Edwards, Sr., F-M; Krista Verlegar, Soph., D.

Outlook: The Raiders, who lost in overtime to Oakland Mills in the state final, lost four starters, but plenty of talent remains. Harry, the No. 3 scorer in Loch Raven history, will pace the potent offense along with Edwards (the No. 4 scorer). The defense took a big hit from graduation, but Verlegar and freshman Nicole Furman will lead the way.

McDonogh Eagles 1992 record: 18-3-1. Coaches: Ted Scocos, Maurice Boylan Jr.

Top players: Alison Schroeder, Sr., D; Christina Coroneos, Sr., M; Laurie Schwoy, Soph., F; Sarah Manekin, Sr., G.

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