Baltimore County Team-by-team Capsules

September 14, 1994|By Rich Scherr and Jeff Seidel

Carver A & T Wildcats 1993 record: No team. Coach: Lefty Elliott.

Top players: Megan Anderson, Jr., RW; Kim Buscemi, Jr., LW; Jennifer Albright, Soph., G.

Outlook: The Wildcats will be starting from scratch, but that's nothing new for Elliott. The long-time coach did the same thing at Edmondson High School and Dundalk Community College, and eventually made winners of both. This team is very young (no seniors) and this season will be a learning experience. "It takes time," said Elliott.

Catonsville Comets 1993 record: 3-8. Coach: Ed Bury.

Top players: Ann Giardina, Sr., MF; Christina Tanner, Sr., SWB-SB; Jamie Funk, Jr., MF.

Outlook: After suffering through their first losing season, the Comets are primed for a rebound. Bury called last season "a fluke," and said he expects his team to challenge Loch Raven in the region.

Chesapeake Bayhawks 1993 record: 3-9. Coach: Lori Wojtkowiak.

Top players: Kim Mryncza, Sr., HB; Andrea Hamlon, Sr., HB; Kim Wernick, Jr., S; Laura Caldwell, Jr., SWB; Nicole Ikena, Jr., FB.

Outlook: They don't have much experience, and could take their lumps early in the season, but the Bayhawks might be ready to surprise come playoff time. Second-year coach Wojtkowiak said the team has an extremely positive attitude and works hard in practice.

Dulaney Lions 1993 record: 15-2. Coach: Kathy Schmidt.

Top players: Abby Bausman, Sr., HB; Ali Schuch, Jr., RW; Paige Young, Soph., LW; Heather Truxel, Sr., HB; Nikki Smith, Sr., SWB.

Outlook: Gone is all-county striker Aimee Vaughan (James Madison) and her monumental offensive production. The defending Class 3A-4A state champion Lions, however, may have the talent to overcome that. They have a number of good scorers and great depth on the bench. Schmidt said that this team has the potential to be as good as last year's.

Dundalk Owls 1993 record: 4-8. Coach: Darryl Garland.

Top players: Katie Marsheck, Sr., G; Christine Loftus, Sr., striker; Kathleen Reesey, Sr., MF; Kim Rodriguez, Jr., MF.

Outlook: This team is blessed with more skill than Garland says he's had during his four years as coach. All but four starters return, and the team is beginning to reap the rewards from its two-year-old junior varsity program. Experience and depth could add up to a winning season.

Eastern Tech Mavericks 1993 record: 4-8-1. Coach: Mark Deaton.

Top players: Christi Cole, Sr., F-HB; Brandi Anselmi, Sr., SB; Kelly Brant, Jr., W; Jamie Freeberger, Fr., D-MF; Rachel Martin, Fr., D-MF; Jessica Schmidt, Fr., D-MF.

Outlook: The Mavericks feature a strong core of freshmen and sophomores, and continue to build for the future. In the immediate future, however, the team probably will win its share of games but take its lumps from the county's more powerful teams.

Franklin Indians 1993 record: 7-3. Coach: George Wagner.

Top players: Amy Miller, Jr., SWB-HB; Erin Watson, Jr., A; Allison Palguta, Jr., A; Jill Smith; Sr., MF; Staci Lotterer, Sr., MF; Heidi Shaneybrook, Jr., MF.

Outlook: The Indians will be strong up front and should score some goals. The question will be whether or not they can stop them. They lost their all-county goalie to graduation, and Wagner said the defense will have to improve for the team to have a season as good as last year.

Hereford Bulls 1993 record: 8-4. Coach: Steve Power.

Top players: Kate Macfarlane, Soph., G; Jen Jones, Soph., MF; Mindy Salganik, Sr., SB; Jenna Eaton, Jr., S; Alex Rolhfs, Sr., SWB.

Outlook: The Bulls should be stronger than last season, when they lost to Fallston in the first round of the playoffs, but may not yet be on the level of Loch Raven. They return all but one starter, including Macfarlane, a second-team all-county selection and member of the all-state 15-under team.

@Kenwood Bluebirds 1993 record: 7-5. Coach: Brett Smith.

Top players: Kelly Reabe, Sr., MF; Melissa Wosk, Sr., G; Jaime Wolff, Fr., S.

Outlook: This should be a down year for the Bluebirds. Just 16 players came out for the team, and six of those are freshmen. The defense, led by second-team all-county selections Reabe and Wosk, remains intact from last year, but the offense will be young and inexperienced.

@Lansdowne Vikings 1993 record: 2-9. Coach: Kristine Leonard.

Top players: Kerry Grayson, Sr., S; Aimee Harold, Sr., MF; Michelle Currie, Jr., MF.

Outlook: The Vikings have a lot of new faces and some potential. The hardest job of first-year coach Leonard will be convincing her players that they can win. She said her goal is to reach .500.

Loch Raven Raiders 1993 record: 16-1. Coach: Lou Menegatti.

Top players: Robyn Harry, Sr., S; Bridgett Harthausen, Jr., HB; Kim Allen, Sr., HB; Nicole Froman, Soph., SWB; Christa Verlegar, Jr., FB; Terry Hendricks, Jr., G.

Outlook: The defending Class 1A-2A state champs again will be loaded. Despite having only three seniors, Menegatti says this team is as talented as last year's, which beat Dulaney for the county title before handling Hammond in the state championship game.

McDonogh Eagles 1993 record: 19-0. Coaches: Maurice Boylan Jr. and Ted Scocos.

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