Broadfording Christian Lions
Coach: Sarah Derr (1st year)
Last year: 10-8
Returning starters (6): Jessie Fath, So., MH/OH; Becca Conner, Jr., S/OH; Holly Reed, Jr., OH; Cindel Young, So., MH; Tina Conner, So., H/S; Leslie Brown, So., OH/S.
Remainder of team: Hannah Bywaters, So., OH; Morgan Brown, Fr., OH; Taylor Shafer, Fr., OH; Sierra Litten, Fr., S; Brittany Page, Fr., MH.
Derr's outlook: "I think that we'll be pretty decent. We have been working pretty hard. We have a good bit of talent and some height on the team. The best part is that they want to win."
Clear Spring Blazers
Coach: Robin Kriner (4th year)
Last year: 4-12, lost to Southern Garrett in 1A West semifinals
Returning starters (5): Amanda Lady, Sr., OH; Brittany Gruber, Sr., OH; Jill Shupp, Sr. S; Sherri Bryan, Sr., OH; Kara Hose, Sr., MH.
Remainder of team: Ashley Crist, Jr., S; Ashley Tritapoe, Jr., MH; Lindsay Fiedler, Jr., OH; Amber Hendershot, So., DS; Katie Reichard, So., S and OH; Christine Burgesser, So., OH.
Kriner's outlook: "We're returning several players and we're hoping to build upon their experience. We are looking for valuable contributions from our younger players. We're expecting to have a strong defense and quick offense."
Grace Academy Knights
Coaches: Diana Serafini and Sherie Basore (1st year)
Last year: 25-1, won ACSI Mid-Atlantic championship
Returning starters (1): Danielle Sowers, Sr., MH.
Remainder of team: Rachel Perrott, Jr., DS; Holli Yoder, Jr., OH; Melissa Malatak, Jr., OH; Katie Kendall, Jr., MH; Candace Renner, Jr., S; Leah Wolfkill, Jr., OH; Laura Browning, So., OH; Nina Crist, So., OH; Megan Cox, Fr., OH; Laura Steenburg, Fr., OH; Kristin Serafini, Fr., S.
Serafini's outlook: "This is definitely a rebuilding season. We lost five players to graduation and three other players transferred outside the school. We only have one senior on the court. However, we have quite a bit of promising young players."
Coach: Debbie Bowman (7th year, 51-49)
Last year: 11-5, lost to Clear Spring in 1A West quarterfinals
Returning starters (2): Kristine Mellott, Sr., OH; Danielle Yost, Sr., DS/OH.
Remainder of team: Jenna Demory, Jr., S/H; Katie Golden, Jr., DS/H; Megan North, Jr., S; Danielle Johnson, Jr., H/DS; Amber Moats, Jr., H; Jessica Kerns, Jr., H; Brittany Jenkins, Jr., H; Danielle Weaver, Jr., S.
Bowman's outlook: "I hope that we can follow what we did last year. That would be nice. We are not afraid to hit the floor. We are a scrappy team. We have got a pretty good defense. We have got a little spice for volleyball. We are working hard on our skills and we are trying to master them. We are tight as a group. The attitudes are positive and they get along good."
Heritage Academy Eagles
Coach: Crystal Grove (2nd year, 6-11)
Last year: 6-11
Returning starters (5): Heidi Stamper, Sr., H; Ashley Prince, Sr., S; Lauren Hartman, Sr., H; Heather Stamper, Jr., S/H; Whitney Schlimgen, Jr., H.
Remainder of team: Amy Maas, Sr., H; Sami Leasure, Jr., H; Jessica Thurber, Jr., H; Jessica Taylor, So., H; Meredith Johnson, So., H; Tiffany Dudeck, So., S.
Grove's outlook: "The outlook is very positive, because I have five starters back. I have girls that were playing on travelling teams and summer league teams. I feel that we have good potential."
Highland View Academy Tartans
Coach: Edgardo Ullrich (1st year)
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North Hagerstown Hubs
Coach: Corry Eagler (1st year)
Last year: 11-5, lost to Glenelg in 2A West semifinals
Returning starters (2): Sarah Staley, Sr., S; Brooke Ward, Jr., MH.
Remainder of team: Ariel Kifer, Jr., OH; Katie Plume, Jr., OH; Tracy Hinkle, Jr., OH; Anna Shetler, Jr., BRS; Carrie Rock, Jr., BRS; Lindsey Grove, Jr., BRS; Emily Miles, So., BRS; Stephanie Jones, Fr., S; Kierra Nelson, Fr., MH; Symphony Wilson, Fr., OH.
Eagler's outlook: "I think that our outlook will be pretty good. We will be evenly matched at a lot of positions. But we are going to be the underdog, because we are going to be a shorter team. But I think that we will be able to make up for it with our defense. Our freshmen are very strong and they will have a good bit of game time."
Coaches: Rose Powell and Rachel Bachtell (1st year)
Last year: 18-2, lost to Poolesville in 1A South final