Head coach: Christine Serin
(Note: Serin was not available for comment, assistant coach Jordan Legrath spoke on her behalf)
Returning players: Courtney Burgazli (senior), Mackenzie Dickerson (senior), Alex Dowlin (senior), Andrea Kosko (senior), Adrienne Johnson (junior), Kelsey McGrath (junior), Alexa Smalley (junior), Haley Wahrhaftig (junior), Amanda Weiner (junior)
Key newcomers: Carissa Silva (senior), Stephani Stilwell (senior), Sarah Connell (junior), Erin McGrath (junior), Meghan McGrath (junior).
2011 Record: 12-2-2; Flight B champions.
Coach’s outlook: “It should be interesting as we’re moving up to Flight A this year like all our other sports programs,” Legrath said. “It’s going to be a challenge, but our goals as always are to make the state tournament, finish with an above .700 record and this year, we want to make the top three in Flight A.”
Coach: Brian Derrickson
Years as head coach: 12
Returning players: Kristen Burgess (senior), Ciena Canty (senior), Andrea Dos Santos (senior), Ashley Lorber (senior), Bryanna Sniadecki (junior), Claire Gerlitz (sophomore), Tiffany Johnson (sophomore-injured), Rachel Lintz (sophomore), Sarah Nolan (sophomore), Brittany Wellings (sophomore).
Key newcomers: Taylor Hall (freshman).
2011 record: 7-8
Coach’s outlook: “We just want to progress,” Derrickson said. “We’ve got some young but experienced talent and a strong schedule. We want to win the games we’re supposed to win and win half of our games against state tournament teams. All of our losses last year were to state tournament teams and a few of those were only by one goal. We have to win those games this year.”
St. Georges Hawks
Coach: Bonnie Mills
Years as head coach: Five
Returning players: Laura Vazquez, Jess Warner (First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State) Ryane Griffin, Teresa Ferrara, Colleen Galloway, Amanda Schultz (First Team All-Conference) and Andrea Gregg (Second Team All-Conference)
Key Newcomers: Lauren Unsihuay (sophomore), Sara McVey (freshman), Erica Snyder (freshman), Nicole Dickerson (junior), Carly Buchanan (freshman, goalkeeper)
2011 record: 9-6
Coach’s outlook: “We have an even mix of returning and new players to our team this year,” Mills said. “We have great leadership and eager to learn younger players that seem to be cohesively working together so far. We are looking to win our first Flight B conference championship and advance to the state tournament this year.”
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