Coaches: Ron Willms, Capistrano Valley; Robert Alessi, Dana Hills; Doug Myers, Mater Dei; Gerry Mauro, Mission Viejo; Bill Everhart, San Clemente; Noel Smith, Trabuco Hills.
Facts and Figures: Returning seven starters from last year's second-place team, Mater Dei has most coaches picking it to finish atop the league's standings. The Monarchs could have some trouble with inexperience as their roster will feature six freshmen. . . . Trabuco Hills returns five starters from a team that finished second in the Pacific Coast League, including the league's co-most valuable players, Ann-Marie Froysaa and Natalie Galasso. . . . Capistrano Valley returns nine players, including sophomore Rachel Forbes, who hit .672 and stole seven bases in four games before breaking her leg last season.