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1996-1997 GIRLS' SOCCER PREVIEW

Girls' Soccer at a Glance

December 05, 1996

Other top players: Forwards--Amanda Freed, Pacifica, Jr.; Kim Gallo, Esperanza, Sr.; Rhiannon Lee, Garden Grove, Jr.; Lizzy Lemire, Woodbridge, Jr.; Rachelle Locke, Canyon, Jr.; Annie Norum, Cypress, Sr.; Alejandra Nunez, Valencia, So.; Elizabeth Ramirez, Rosary, Sr.; Sarah Skinner, La Quinta, So.; Kelly Talbot, Huntington Beach, Sr.; Michelle Woiemberghe, Cypress, Sr. Midfielders--Megan Bagdonas, Sunny Hills, Jr.; Michelle Bannister, Canyon, Jr.; Carrie Blodgett, Dana Hills, Sr.; Jessica Dahlberg, El Modena, Jr.; Ann De Augustine, Pacifica, Jr.; Laura Dooly, Foothill, Jr.; Rachel Ferrari, Valencia, Sr.; Melanie Fults, Santa Ana, Jr.; Melissa Gibson, Sonora, Sr.; Kimberly Green, Fountain Valley, Sr.; Cindy Johnson, Aliso Niguel, Sr.; Stacy Keen, Sonora, Jr.; Beth Leverett, Valencia, Jr.; Megan MacLeod, Trabuco Hills, Sr.; Mary Malloy, Pacifica, So.; Amanda Manton, Brea Olinda, Jr.; Harmoni McDaniel, Sonora, Jr.; Megan Orach, Marina, Jr.; Kaley Pickett, University, So.; Shelly Pharis, Villa Park, Sr.; Shelley Salas, La Habra, Sr.; Andrea Warner, Dana Hills, Sr.; Lauren Wensel, Foothill, Jr. Defenders--Adrienne Allen, Villa Park, Jr.; Nicole Bandel, El Modena, Sr.; Cheryl Francis, Pacifica, Jr.; Amanda Fults, Santa Ana, Jr.; Amber Glende, Canyon, Sr.; Iris Gonzalez, El Dorado, Sr.; Mandy Goodman, El Dorado, Sr.; Nicole James, San Clemente, Sr.; Allyson Marquand, University, So.; Cameron McClure, Cypress, Sr.; Elena McNichols, La Habra, Sr.; Nicole Resch, Magnolia, Jr.; Julie Sciarra, La Quinta, Sr.; Elizabeth Spies, Rosary, Jr.; Aarin Zeif, Brea Olinda, Jr. Goalkeepers--Jenny Branam, El Dorado, So.; Danyelle Montgomery, Orange Lutheran, Sr.; Kirsten Roy, Aliso Niguel, Sr.; Heather Williams, Canyon, Jr.

League favorites: Century: Canyon; Empire: Kennedy; Freeway: Sonora; Garden Grove: Pacifica; Golden West: Rosary; Olympic: Ontario Christian; Orange: Brea Olinda; Pacific Coast: Laguna Hills; Sea View: Santa Margarita; South Coast: Capistrano Valley; Sunset: Los Alamitos.

1995-96 final poll: 1. Santa Margarita; 2. Capistrano Valley; 3. Laguna Hills; 4. Mater Dei; 5. Irvine; 6. Los Alamitos; 7. Edison; 8. Fountain Valley; 9. Mission Viejo; 10. El Modena.

1996-97 preseason poll: 1. Capistrano Valley; 2. Santa Margarita; 3. Mission Viejo; 4. Mater Dei; 5. Los Alamitos; 6. Laguna Hills; 7. Canyon; 8. Esperanza; 9. Edison; 10. Dana Hills.

Key dates: Vanguard Cup, Thursday-Saturday; Irvine Tournament, Dec. 14; Excaliber tournament, Dec. 26-28; Southern Section playoffs begin, Feb. 18.

Notes: Several top players were injured in the off-season but plan to return. Among them: Karine Inoue (Laguna Hills), Michelle Bannister (Canyon) and Stacey Dillard (Mission Viejo).

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