Girls Soccer

September 02, 2004

1. John Carroll

Last season: 14-5-1, ranked No. 5

Remember Notre Dame Prep's start-to-finish run as No. 1 last fall? The Patriots have a similar make-up to do the same in the IAAM A Conference this fall.

2. Notre Dame Prep

Last season: 14-1, No. 1

Graduation took a bite out of the defending IAAM A Conference champs, but there's still plenty of talent.

3. Severna Park

Last season: 17-1, No. 2

No team does better with its resources than the always-ready Falcons, who have won two straight Class 3A crowns in going 32-2-2.

4. Centennial

Last season: 9-3-2, No. 12

Talented all over with impact players at ideal positions, the Eagles appear primed to unseat River Hill in Howard County.

5. McDonogh

Last season: 14-7-1, No. 7

The Eagles can easily make it their year in the IAAM A Conference with better luck in overtime, where they went 0-5-2 last fall.

6. River Hill

Last season: 14-2-1, No. 4

The young Hawks will quickly look to build an identity to maintain tradition as the Howard County champs.

7. Eastern Tech

Last season: 17-3, No. 9

The Mavericks, who won their first Baltimore County crown and made it three straight 2A state semifinal appearances last season, want more in 2004.

8. Glenelg

Last season: 14-3-1, No. 11

With an impressive midfield and dangerous front line, the Gladiators could easily have the last laugh in Howard County.

9. South River

Last season: 14-3-1, No. 6

The Seahawks didn't quite meet their usual lofty standards last season, leaving them hungry this fall.

10. Century

Last season: 16-2-1, No. 3

Leaning on their defense, can the two-time defending 2A champ Knights stay the course minus two graduated standouts?

11. Arch. Spalding

Last season: 14-6, unranked

The Cavaliers are determined to find their way to the top tier of the mighty IAAM A Conference.

12. Kenwood

Last season: 13-2, unranked

Young, healthy and highly skilled, the Bluebirds are primed to build on last season's success.

13. Mercy

Last season: 7-8-2, unranked

A solid foundation is set, leaving high expectations for the emerging Magic.

14. C. Milton Wright

Last season: 9-2-2, unranked

The defending Harford champs have an experienced defense, a necessary asset in a tight county race.

15. Chesapeake-AA

Last season: 12-3-1, No. 14

The Cougars, who showed they could play with the elite in Anne Arundel last fall, have enough speed and talent to remain near the top.

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