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Girls' Soccer Players to Watch

November 27, 1998|TRIS WYKES

As Notre Dame's only senior and a returning All-Mission League player, midfielder Lacey Nickerson will be crucial to the Knights' success. . . At Ventura, senior sweeper Sarah Costello is a returning All-Channel League player and a four-year starter. . . Alicia Mac, Paraclete's senior sweeper, was MVP in the High Desert League last season, helping the Spirits to a 19-1-3 record and the Southern Section Division IV semifinals. . .

Birmingham's Krissy Oakes has scored a combined 71 goals the last two seasons and is joined this year by her sister, Jill Oakes, a touted freshman. . . Jodie Cox, a senior stopper at Quartz Hill, overshadows her soccer talents with her softball excellence. . . Crescenta Valley got a combined 39 goals and 26 assists last season from the junior tandem of midfielder Julie Herrold and forward Rebecca Hidalgo. . . Burbank's program is on the rise with senior midfielder Molly Raine, an All-Foothill League selection who had 11 goals and nine assists last season. . .

Rebecca Carroll, a senior forward, is the leader at Oak Park, where she has 69 goals and 50 assists in her career. . . Brooke Niles earned Frontier League player of the year last season at Calabasas and played sweeper, midfielder and forward. . . Lancaster's Kristy Hamilton is the Eagles' sweeper and was a second-team All-Division III pick last season. . .

Canyon got 14 goals from senior forward Gentry Green last season and hopes to have touted freshman midfielder Jaime Rendich feed her for more. . . Burroughs' strength looks to be at forward with Kacey Sayers, a junior transfer from Village Christian, and senior Lisa Palermo, who scored 23 goals last season. . . Jessica Reyes, a junior forward, was the leading scorer at Flintridge Sacred Heart last year while the Tologs' back line is anchored by Lauren Bruich, a 5-foot-1 junior. . .

Agoura returns its leading scorer, junior striker Jennifer Graham, who had 14 goals and five assists. . . Junior midfielder Molly Cahan is back at Harvard-Westlake after sitting out last season because of a knee injury.

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