Harford County Team-by-team Girls Volleyball Capsules

September 17, 1995|By John W. Stewart

Aberdeen Eagles

1994 record: 5-8. Coach: Janie Robinson.

Top players: Rachel Spencer, Sr.; Jennifer Miller, Sr.; Dixia Melendez, Sr.; Jamey Carroll, Jr.; Mary Birch, Jr.; Courtney Brown, Soph.; Latasha Quarterman, Jr.; Shawnette Ware, Jr.

Outlook: Senior veterans are expected to help push the record past .500, and in a season where the county league appears balanced, a goal of finishing among the top three seems reasonable.

Bel Air Bobcats

1994 record: 8-8. Coach: Amy Kunkle.

Top players: Diana Little, Sr.; Jessica Johnson, Sr.; Wendy Buchanan, Sr.

Outlook: Four returning starters provide a bright picture, but they must give leadership, as "communication" and "team" are Kunkle's key words.

C. Milton Wright Mustangs

1994 record: 10-8. Coach: Kim Creighton.

Top players: Maureen Regan, Sr.; Jessica Clements, Jr.; Heather Ruleau, Jr.

Outlook: Four starters are gone from a state Class 3A semifinal entry, and Creighton, the former JV coach who has switched positions with former head coach Bonnie Fry, will focus on improving the skills of her young players. A lack of game experience will hurt for awhile, but the team should be competitive in the county race.

Edgewood Rams

1994 record: 6-11. Coach: Debbie Lynn.

Top players: Mindi Martin, Jr.; Erica Turner, Soph.; Kristy Collins, Soph.; Kyndra Brown, Jr.

Outlook: All-County choice Nydia Colon is the only missing starter from a year ago. Even though this is a young team, it is an experienced one, and another expected to project itself into the pursuit of .500.

Fallston Cougars

1994 record: 2-14. Coach: Elaine Settelmaier.

Top players: Katie Daino, Sr.; Liz Korpella, Sr.; Jessica Mook, Sr.; Kristina Juk, Sr.; Katya Pinna, Sr.; Tony Worthington, Jr.; Lindsay Tanner, Jr.; Jenn Dauphinais, Jr.; Anne Ravn,Jr.

Outlook: There is maturity among the seniors and juniors after at least one year, but the toughest problem may be getting them to believe in themselves because, "They have had no real positive experiences [winning]," Settelmaier said. This is a more athletic group that in past seasons, but the current lack of consistency in serving is expected to improve.

Harford Tech Cobras

1994 record: 6-8. Coach: Mary Odachowski.

Top players: Connie Beulah, Sr.; Laura Sheltrown, Sr.; Jessica Pineda, Sr.; Traci Barnhouse, Jr.; Stacey Ensor, Jr.; Krystal Morgan, Jr.

Outlook: The experience of the six seniors and juniors is expected to help bring the seven sophomores along in what should be an "improving" season. Equaling the record of a year ago likely will depend upon how quickly the new players come along.

Havre de Grace Warriors

1994 record: 1-12. Coach: Sam Jones.

Top players: Jennifer Watson, Jr.; Janice Overbay, Sr.; Jocelyn Barker, Sr.; Lauren Brown, Sr.; Beth Schafer, Sr.; Erin Murphy, Soph.

Outlook: With all the starters back from last year, the potential is there for this second-year program to improve. However, the team is struggling while it strives for consistency.

John Carroll Patriots

1994 record: 10-3. Coach: Greg Cullison.

Top players: Liz Donarum, Sr.; Alex Stawicki, Sr.; Charlotte Wills, Jr.; Courtney Krasowski, Jr.

Outlook: Four starters are among 11 returning players from last year's county championship team. Extensive Junior Olympic and summer camp experience should make this another title contender, despite losing two All-County starters to graduation. The skills are there, and top setter Wills runs the offense well.

Joppatowne Mariners

1994 record: 3-8. Coach: Ted Smith.

Top players: Brandi Barnes, Sr.; Carla McLean, Sr.; Kenn Jones, Sr.; Meg Bohon, Jr.

Outlook: Two veterans who were expected to play key roles did not come out for the team, so it may be difficult to get to .500.

North Harford Hawks

1994 record: 12-3. Coach: Scott Guckert.

Top players: Lisa Hoernig, Sr.; Kelli Fuqua, Sr.; Naomi Gemmill, Sr.; Lindsay Guckert, Jr.

Outlook: Four starters return, but the team may be a little weaker than a year ago. It is hurting in the setting and passing departments, and it will take awhile for the newcomers, including six freshmen, to develop.

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