Preseason Top 15

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September 04, 2001

1. Oakland Mills

Last season: 13-4-2 (2000 rank: No. 3)

With seven starters back, the Scorpions shoot for a fourth straight state title and their state-leading 12th overall.

2. McDonogh

Last season: 23-4 (No. 2)

Defending MIAA A Conference champs are young and small, but their skill level is unmatched among area teams.

3. Calvert Hall

Last season: 15-4-2 (No. 4)

MIAA A Conference runner-up has four returning starters, good size and some scoring prowess.

4. River Hill

Last season: 10-5-3 (No. 10)

Hawks appear ready to return to the form that produced three state champions from 1997 through 1999.

5. Loyola

Last season: 13-5-2 (No. 5)

Dons return six starters and have the skill and depth to keep them in the MIAA A Conference hunt.

6. Eastern Tech

Last season: 13-3 (No. 11)

Mavericks return nine starters and promise to pack plenty of scoring punch in Baltimore County.

7. Franklin

Last season: 16-3 (No. 6)

Class 3A state runner-up returns seven starters and plenty of offense despite graduating career scoring leader Chris Borcik.

8. Centennial

Last season: 10-4-1 (No. 12)

Graduated top scorer Nate Zachman and goalkeeper Paul Krausman, but its midfield and defense are solid.

9. Fallston

Last season: 10-5 (unranked)

Four returning starters, a balanced attack and senior leadership make the Cougars Harford County's team to beat.

10. C. Milton Wright

Last season: 13-5-1 (No. 8)

The perennial Harford County power and Class 4A state semifinalist returns 5 starters, including standout forward Jeff Kocher and sweeper/midfielder Phil Kratochvil.

11. Chesapeake-AA

Last season: 15-2 (No. 11)

Graduation took All-Metro and Anne Arundel Player of the Year Mike Jungerheld, but the Cougars keep reloading.

12. Severna Park

Last season: 9-7 (unranked)

Falcons matured last season and appear ready to regain lost status with strong returning nucleus.

13. Dulaney

Last season: 15-3 (No. 7)

A strong defense and five returning starters must carry the Lions until their youthful players mature.

14. Mount Hebron

Last season: 17-1-1 (No. 1)

Heavy losses to graduation and a new coach present a challenge for two-time defending state champs.

15. Perry Hall

Last season: 9-4-2 (unranked)

Eight returning starters seek to avenge regional championship loss to Dulaney.

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