Preseason Top 15

High School Sports

Fall Preview

Girls Soccer

September 04, 2001

1. St. Mary's

Last season: 18-2 (2000 rank: No. 3)

With Olympic Development players at every position, St. Mary's should be head and shoulders above the rest.

2. McDonogh

Last season: 18-5-2 (No. 5)

Plays one of toughest schedules in the area, but no one may be better than striker Ali Andrzejewski.

3. River Hill

Last season: 18-0 (No. 1)

Undefeated 3A state champs last year, the Hawks should be strong again despite losing Metro Player of the Year Shannon Jackson.

4. Notre Dame Prep

Last season: 15-7 (No. 8)

Talented up front, solid in net, NDP should reload despite graduating a number of talented players.

5. John Carroll

Last season: 17-4 (No. 6)

Always one of the best defensive teams in the area, Patriots can beat anyone if they score.

6. Severna Park

Last season: 20-1 (No. 2)

All-Metro striker Erin Dubina will try and make it two state titles in a row for the Falcons.

7. Bel Air

Last season: 16-3 (No. 4)

Lots of experience and Colby Budga back should mean good things for last year's 3A runner-up.

8. Hereford

Last season: 13-3-4 (No. 9)

After sharing the 2A state title last year with Middletown, the Bulls hope to win one outright with another strong squad this year.

9. Glenelg

Last season: 14-3-2 (No. 7)

Young but talented, the Gladiators expect to be fast and physical, led by All-Metro second-team fullback Lindsay Lewis.

10. Mount Hebron

Last season: 12-3-1 (No. 13)

Mount Hebron lost several good players to graduation, but All-Metro striker Julie Napolitano's return should make the Vikings a force in Class 3A.

11. North Carroll

Last season: 11-4-1 (No. 14)

Heather Tomko and Katie Riley will lead a solid North Carroll squad expected to be the top team in Carroll County.

12. Centennial

Last season: 10-5-1 (unranked)

A group of talented freshmen give the Eagles a boost that could make them strong for years to come.

13. North Harford

Last season: 14-2 (No. 12)

Lindsey Korber and Catlin Aziz could help the Hawks break Bel Air's four-year grip on county title.

14. Broadneck

Last season: 10-3-1 (unranked)

The Bruins will look for big things from junior midfielder Desi Colon as they battle Severna Park and South River for a county title.

15. Parkville

Last season: 11-3-1 (No. 10)

Standout senior goalie Heather Rock will anchor a Parkville squad aiming to get back to the 4A semifinals, where they suffered a tough loss to Dulaney in OT last year.

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