Women's Division III teams at a glance

March 08, 1996

College of Notre Dame

1995 record: 11-6

Coach: Melissa Falen (seventh year, 42-43-1)

Top returnees: Carly Goertz, Jr., A; Holly Gentempo, Soph., A; Becky Thiele, Sr., D; Megan Strange, Sr., D; Alicia Abad, Jr., G; Rachel Barnes, Jr., M.

Top newcomers: Tara Surlis, Fr., D; Melanie McMullen, Fr., A; Shannon Michaloski, Fr., G.

Outlook: With nine starters back, including five attack players who accounted for 216 goals last season, Falen expects the Gators to have their "best season yet." Falen is looking for double-digit scoring from Houck (60, 37), Goertz (46, 30) and Gentempo (44, 17).

Frostburg

1995 record: 5-9

Coach: Sharon Irwin (27th year, 174-134)

Top returnees: Kym Frey, Soph., A; Julie Langlois, Sr., A; Erin Eaton, Sr. A; Kate Mallon, Sr., D; Tenille Foster, Soph., G; Jen Grey, Sr., A; Kara Kiernan, Sr., D.

Top newcomers: Lori Vinyard, Fr., D; Laura Hemmings, Fr., A.

Outlook: Injuries and four one-goal losses prevented the Bobcats from reaching the .500 mark last season. But with 12 players back, including Christy Kravitz, the team's leading scorer before injuring her knee last year, and Frey (34, 29), Frostburg hopes it will at least be considered for postseason play.

Goucher

1995 record: 13-1

Coach: Kathy Frick (First year)

Top returnees: Courtney Crangi, Sr., A; Kristin Carey, Soph., A; Kate Germano, Sr., A; Michele Mohlman, Sr., M; Liz Low, Jr., M; Meredith Brown, Sr., D; Kim Donoghue, Sr., D; Crystal Butcher, Jr., G.

Top newcomers: Jade Brennan, Soph., M; Kate Conserva, Soph., M; Amy Hom, Soph., A.

Outlook: The Gophers, who won 13 straight after losing their opener last season, return 85 percent of their offense, including their top three scorers, and appear poised to defend their Capital Athletic Conference title. Goucher upgraded its schedule to help improve its chances of earning a berth in the NCAA championship -- something it failed to do last season despite three wins over Division I opponents and a victory over eventual Division III quarterfinalist Rowan. With Crangi (73 goals, 43 assists) at Carey (66, 18) attack and Butcher, Mohlman directing the midfield, and Butcher in the nets, the Gophers will be hard to overlook this season.

Johns Hopkins

1995 record: 15-3

Coach: Janine Tucker (third year, 31-4)

Top returnees: Jenn Ward, Sr., A; Francine Brennan, Sr., A; Laura Boynton, Jr., A; Tracy Brady, Jr., A; Carlene Barents, Sr., M; Mary Ann McGuire, Sr., M; Jocelyn Polston, Sr., D; Lara Fisher, Jr., D; Anita Patibandla, Soph., G.

Top newcomers: Mimi Sokolowski, Fr., D; Neda Dawood, Fr., M; Liz Kim, Fr., Nancy Kim, Fr., A.

Outlook: The Blue Jays return six All-Centennial Conference players, two All-Americans and the team's top two scorers from last year's team that won its second consecutive Centennial Conference title and extended its conference winning streak to 20 games. Hopkins, which has reached the semifinals of the NCAA tournament the past three years, is led offensively by Ward (68, 31) and Brennaan (52, 45). Patibandla, a first-team all-conference selection last year, returns after recording 174 saves as a freshman.

Salisbury

1995 record: 7-6

Coach: Dawn Chamberlin (ninth year, 52-45)

Top returnees: Shawna Block, Sr., G; Heather Knutson, Jr., M; Renee Kretkowski, Jr., M; Amanda Deems, Jr., M; Kim Smith, Sr., M; Candice Blanchette, Jr., A; Shannon Cordell, Jr., A; Crissy Fellona, Sr., A; Heather Crowley, Sr., A.

Top newcomers: Kelly Maloney, Jr., D; Kim Kirkbride, Jr., D; Betsy Mueller, Fr., A.

Outlook: Salisbury is aiming for its third consecutive winning season and fourth in the past five years. The Sea Gulls, second in the CAC in 1995, graduated last year's top two scorers but return the the next five, including attackers Blanchette (10, 11), Fellona (16, one) and Cordell (10 goals). Block, a three-year starter and the school's all-time saves leader, returns in goal. The schedule includes Johns Hopkins, Rowan and Trenton State.

St. Mary's

1995 record: 8-4

Coach: Sue Heether (first year)

Top returnees: D; Kristy Miller, Sr., A; Lindia Papavasiliou, Jr., D/M/A; Amy Everest, Jr., A; Kristy Miller, Sr., A.

Top newcomers: Michelle Rose, Fr., M/A; Tara Jensen, Fr., M/A.

Outlook: The Seahawks lost four players from last year's team, but one of those players, Dettaan, was a first-team All-Capital Athletic conference selection. Local products Wascowicz (Overlea) and Papavasiliou (Dulaney) should help the Seahawks along with newcomers Rose (Severna Park) and Jensen

(Broadneck).

Villa Julie

1995 record: 6-2

Coach: Anne Whitlock (first year)

Top returnees: Krissy Busse, Sr., A; Kerrie Coleman, Sr., D; Melissa Mace, Sr., A; Teresa Clark, Soph., M; Jen Clark, Soph., D.

Top newcomers: Jill Franz, Fr., G; Wendy Dieter, Fr., A; Keri Jacobs, Fr., M.

Outlook: After last year's inaugural season in Division III, the Mustangs have increased and upgraded their schedule. The talented attackers include Mace (23, 10), Busse (20 goals) and Teresa Clark (11, seven).

Washington College

1995 record: 0-15

Coach: Sarah Feyerherm (third year, 2-27)

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