August 29, 1996|By John Stewart

Aberdeen Eagles

1995 record: 1-6-2.

Coach: Susie Sumner.

Top players: Lisa Kim, Sr., F; Cristin Valentino, Sr., M; Pam Rosinski, Sr., M; Brenda Taylor, Sr., D.

Outlook: A predominantly senior defense will be a strength for what appears to be a better-balanced team than a year ago. The first-year coach has several junior holdovers who should provide more scoring.

Bel Air Bobcats

1995 record: 7-5-1.

Coach: Phyllis Hemmes.

Top players: Sarah Ann Ill, Sr., F; Katie Kunkel, Sr., M; Stefanie Cole, Sr., M-D; Kelly Flynn, Sr., D; Lauren Minnick, Sr., G.

Outlook: Young is the key word, although, traditionally, this is a winning program. Only two defensive players have a lot of varsity experience, while the offense has some good players from a solid JV.

C. M. Wright Mustangs

1995 record: 9-5.

Coach: Julie Holmes.

Top players: Lauren Hocker, Sr., F; Kim McNamee, Sr., F; Amanda Behler, Jr., D; Jennifer Reedy, Jr., G.

Outlook: Another young team, but with enough experience to compete well in the county, and at the regional level. Last year, had a win over Class 3A champion Centennial and was a regional finalist.

Edgewood Rams

1995 record: 0-10-1.

Coach: Shelly Marzicola.

Top players: Renee Paquin, Sr., F; Christina Procell, F, Sr.; Dana Harrington, Sr., D; Narisa Farrell, Sr., D; Leslie Marzicola, M, Sr; Erica Taylor, Jr., G.

Outlook: This is a very inexperienced team, so the first-year coach is concentrating on skills, endurance, and teamwork.

Fallston Cougars

1995 record: 16-1.

Coach: Alice Puckett.

Top players: Kate Stern, Sr., F; Kate Simon, Jr., M; Carrie Wirth, Jr., M.

Outlook: With a lack of depth and experience after losing 12 seniors from a Class 3A state finalist, the major effort is finding a strong combination of newcomers to work into the lineup. Stickwork is a strength.

John Carroll Patriots

1995 record: 2-6-2.

Coach: Tess Gauthier.

Top players: Linsay Tognocchi, Sr., F; Sarah Dannenfelser, Sr., M; Lorraine Barberry, Sr., M; Robin Abair, Sr., M; Emily Barnes, Sr., D.

Outlook: With seven returning starters in front of a goalkeeper backed by two excellent JV seasons, a place in the AIS B Division tournament final is a realistic goal. The Patriots lost an overtime semifinal game last year.

Joppatowne Mariners

1995 record: 11-3.

Coach: Pam Reich.

Top players: Kim Rohrs, F, Sr.; Lisa Demski, Sr., M; Nora Quinones, Sr., M; Kelly Dehn, Sr., G; Jill Hershberger, Jr., M.

Outlook: There is a lot of outstanding talent returning, with expectations for doing as well as last season.

North Harford Hawks

1995 record: 6-7-1

Coach: Barb Waite.

Top players: Jen Axelsson, Sr., F; Seija Benson, Sr., F; Kandice Creed, Sr., F; Carri Baker, Sr., M; Stacy Rose, M; Jessica Phelps, Sr., D; Nicole Hanratty, Sr., G.

Outlook: There are nine returning players, all of whom saw extensive playing time. The emphasis is on stickwork and ball control, and a competitive non-league schedule should help bring this group together. Improving on last year's record is a definite goal.

Note: Information on the teams from Harford Christian and Havre de Grace was unavailable. Harford Christian compiled a record of 1-6-1 last season. Havre de Grace was 5-6-1.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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