Kelly's outlook: "I am very positive about this season. This is one of the strongest teams I've coached since being at Catoctin. They are very fast and we have a lot of depth. They're young but they work really hard. I just have a lot of talent."
Coach: Todd Bono, 1st year
Returning starters: none
Roster: Holly Steinacker, So., F; Tiffany Thompson, Fr., G; Nicole Tisdale, So., G; Amanda Milstead, So. G; Amber Heuison, So., G; Aisha Moten, So., F; Casey Escamilla, Fr., C; Trisha Jorda, Fr., F.
Bono's outlook: "If we get some consistent guard play and we can handle other teams defensively, we'll be OK."
Coach: Billy Miskell, 1st year
2002-03 record: 18-4
Returning starters: Kristen Waeber, So., F; Allie Shannon, Sr., PG; Jessica Metzner, Sr., F. Jill Martin, Sr., C.
Remainder of roster: Gretchen Steger, Sr., F; Erin Burtner, Jr., F; Sabrina Summers, Jr., G; Jill Holian, So., G; Whitney Boyer, So., PG; Amanda Kinna, So., F.
Miskell's outlook: "We've got a senior club, with four starters back, so I'm hoping that their experience will overcome any of my mistakes as a first-year coach. We're in the new league, the Piedmont Conference of the MVAL, with different competition than we're used to. We're expecting to at least equal last year's record, and we're looking forward to the challenge."
St. John's-PH Vikings
Coach: Monica Merkel, 2nd year
Returning starters: Monnie Merkel, Sr., G; Molly Wilken, Jr., G.
Remainder of roster: Jessica Gillett, So., F; Marah Strickland, Fr., G; Heidi Mothershead, So., G; Majory Jones, So., F; Emmie Lou Jones, Jr., C; Jenny Ritter, Fr., G; Janelle Little, So., G; Cate Keller, Fr., F; Katelyn Hammond, Fr., G.
Merkel's outlook: "Hopefully, we can learn to play well and learn to play together. We have a lot of new kids and some of the younger players aren't as experienced, but we want to win more games than we lose."
Thomas Johnson Patriots
Coach: Amy Schmuck, 1st year
Returning starters: Abra Like, Sr., G; Erin Dickman, Jr., G.
Remainder of roster: Staci Newfeld, Sr., G; Elaine Garrett, Sr., F; Veronica Ashby, Jr., F; Carrie Bohrer, Jr., G; Laura Foit, Jr., F; Porsche Dorsey, Jr., G; Meredith Healy, Jr., G; Emily Kelkye, Jr., F; Nicole Vandeusen, Jr., F; Dana Williams, Jr., G; Jami Murray, Jr., F; Sam Koehl, So., G; Tierra Bowie, So., G; Kem Wilson, Fr., G.
Schmuck's outlook: "I think we have a lot of potential. We're a young team but we have a lot of quickness. I think we will be really competitive We have a lot of talented athletes who will step up and lead the team."
Coach: Mike Mathis, 7th year (100-43)
Record: 24-1, won 2A state title
Returning starters: T.J. Vernoy, Sr., G; Chelsea Trout, Sr., G; Gina Casadei, Sr., G; Emily Lancaster, Sr., F.
Remainder of roster: Fran Hessler, Sr., F; Ronetta Walker, Sr., F/G; Amanda Richardson, Sr., G; Alecia Weddle, Sr., G; Allison Coleman, Sr., F; Ashton Deahm, Sr., F; Kolbi HArrison, Jr., G; Kim Bindle, Jr., F/G.
Mathis outlook"We look to repeat what we did last year. Our goal is to get back to the state tournament. We have great senior leadership so that should help us out Our ultimate goal is to go back and repeat as state champs."
Coach: Brad Rideout, 2nd year
Returning starters: Jen Andrews, Sr., C, 5-10; Laree Lentz, Sr., G, 5-5; Marta Hodge, Jr., G, 5-2; Brittany Strait, Jr., F, 5-6.
Remainder of roster: Hilary Addleman, So., G, 5-6; Kacee Lawver, Sr., G, 5-5; Teshia Carter, Jr., C, 5-8; Jenna Bard, Jr., G, 5-3; Lisa Eury, Jr., C, 5-11; Samantha Bradley, So., F, 5-7; Katie Miller, So., F, 5-8; Logan Lentz, Fr., G, 5-3; Allison Rice, Fr., C, 5-10.