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1996-1997 GIRLS' SOCCER PREVIEW | SIX TEAMS TO WATCH

Los Alamitos

December 05, 1996

Coach: Rich Manning (third year).

1995-96: 15-5-5, 7-3 in the Sunset League; won league title and advanced to the Southern Section Division I final, where the Griffins tied Mission Viejo, 1-1.

Key returners: Jenny Ferguson, defender, Sr.; Sommer Hammoud, midfielder, Sr.; Carrie Hawkins, defender, Jr.; Susan Palmer, midfielder, So.; Brittany Savelkoul, forward, Jr.; Cyndi Tredway, forward/defender, Sr.; Jenny Willemse, goalkeeper, Jr.

Key newcomers: Kristi Bissonnette, midfielder, So.; Nicole Busch, defender, Sr.

Outlook: The Griffins return seven starters from last season, when they were disappointed with their tie in the final. Their goal is to leave the field at Cerritos Gahr a winner. The biggest question for the Griffins is who will score since they lost their two best scorers--the league's co-most valuable offensive players Carrie Shinen and Andrea Sievers--to graduation after last season. Hammoud, a first-team All-Southern Section selection, will provide leadership. Tredway, Ferguson and Savelkoul were all-league selections.

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