Baltimore City Team-by-team Capsules

September 14, 1994|By Jeff Seidel and Calvin Watkins

Catholic Cubs 1993 record: 6-7-3. Coach: Jerry Dieter.

Top players: Nicole Regulski, Sr., Stop.; Jamie Loftus, Jr., Sweep.; Angie Tuminello, Sr., M; Mary Caudle, Sr., M; Jen Monaldi, Sr., F; Tara Lafferty, Sr., F.

Outlook: Eight starters are back from last year's team that came on strong at the end. There's a good mix of seniors and underclassmen, and the Cubs could have a good year in the Catholic League's A Division. Loftus will lead the defense, and Monaldi and Lafferty should help the offense.

City Knights 1993 record: 4-6. Coach: Justin Parke.

Top players: Lisa Smith, Jr., F; Stacey Andrionne, Jr., F.

Outlook: Parke took over the team the day school started. However, he had a good turnout with 16 players at his first practice. A young team which will be led by top forwards Smith and Andrionne.

Institute of Notre Dame Indians 1993 record: 0-11. Coach: Sandy Altadonna.

Top players: Shannon Skopp, Sr., FB; Melissa Slater, Jr., HB; Kim Kelly, F, Jr.; Tina Schofield, Jr., FB.

Outlook: New coach Altadonna said IND should get better this year. An extra year's experience should go a long way, and the defense should be strong. The offense is questionable, as inexperience hurts in spots.

Lake Clifton Lakers 1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Dan Pierce.

Top players: Kim Yeagy, Sr., F; Qianna Webb, Sr., HB; Latasha Dorsey, Jr., HB; Martina Jones, Jr., HB-F.

Outlook: The Lakers are young despite the fact they have 11 players re

turning. Yeagy (14 goals) is probably one of the best players in the city. She played on a club team in Pennsylvania so she has played a little more than the average city player. But she can't do it alone. Webb and Dorsey will need to step up their games according to Pierce if the Lakers are going to have any kind of success. Goalkeeper Danyelle Wright is only a sophomore, but she is talented.

Mercy Sharpshooters 1993 record: 12-3. Coach: Bob Doerfler.

Top players: Heather Miskiewicz, Sr., F; Aubrey Schaeffer, Jr., F; Tina Steck, Soph., F; Melissa Davidson, Jr., FB; Lisa Olszweski, Sr., G.

Outlook: With a strong offense and defense again, the biggest question for Mercy is if it has enough depth to challenge McDonogh in the Catholic League's A Division. Miskiewicz, Steck and Schaeffer should power the offense, and Davidson and Olszewski lead the defense.

Patterson Clippers 1993 record: 8-4. Coach: Ed Brzozowski.

Top players: Shannon Delaney, Sr., F; Yadira Rodriquez, Jr., F; Christina Reinhardt, Soph., G; Amy Sakowski, Sr., FB; Jaime Locklear, Sr., F; Adrian Briley, Sr., F.

Outlook: The Clippers lost only two games last season in the Baltimore City league and they were both to Western. They open the season at home against Western, Sept. 22. Brzozowski expects Delaney and Rodriquez to lead the team offensively. Delaney (8 goals, 14 assists) led the team in scoring last season.

Poly Engineers 1993 record: 4-5-1. Coach: Carlos Lopez-Rodriguez.

Top players: Orayemi Ikusika, Jr., F; Sarah Woodhouse, Soph., G; Heather Allen, Jr., F; Alisa Reid, Soph, F.

Outlook: Lopez-Rodriguez expects im

provement this year and says seven wins are reachable. He expects a lot of newcomers to blend with veterans like Ikusika. The junior led the team with seven goals last season and continues to improve on her ball-handling skills. The forwards in Allen and Reid are physical and Lopez-Rodriguez thinks you need that to be successful in the city league. Newcomers Mary Grandea and Lisa Wisniewski should help on defense.

Seton Keough Gators 1993 record: 11-6-2. Coach: Steve Noweck.

Top players: Melanie Morris, Jr., G; Kathy Dunaway, Sr., D; Amy Fronckoski, Sr., M; Sarah Tollick, Soph., F; Karen Murphy, Jr., F.

Outlook: The Gators bring back nine starters from last year's second-place Catholic League B Division team and look to challenge for the top spot. Morris, an All-Catholic League goalie, should anchor the stingy defense along with Dunaway. Seton Keough also should put the ball in the net, with some help from Tollick and Murphy. Depth is Noweck's main concern.

Southern Bulldogs 1993 record: 0-8-1. Coach: Pat Lee.

Top players: Tabbatha Goss, Jr., G/HB; Tracy Schlichting, Jr., G.

Outlook: Southern has six returning players for a team that went winless. Most of the players play softball so Lee,

in his first year as coach, thinks that will help. "We will be competitive and very athletic. A lot of players will play two positions," he says.

Western Doves 1993 record: 11-2. Coach: Paul Plott.

Top players: Nichole Iafolla, Sr., C; Kim Aviles, Sr., S; Jennifer Seredicz, Jr., C-FB; Heather Braswell, Sr., F-LW; Kerri Harman, Soph., S.

Outlook: Western should repeat as champions of the city because of Harman. Harman has been playing recreational ball for 10 years and was second in the state in scoring with 73 points (42 goals, 31 assists). "My front line is very fast. We should beat a lot of people just by running," says Plott. "Speed is the key to my offense." Expect senior Heather Braswell to step up her game as well for the Doves. The defense, which lost five players, will be the weak point.

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