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Pen­nridge

• Coach: Au­drey An­der­son (first sea­son) • Last year’s record: 23-2 (13-1 in the Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence)

• No­table losses: Stevi Parker, Ash­ley Schoel­lkopf, Mag­gie Butcher

• Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Natalia Pinkney, Carly Henry, Me­gan Shenk, Jean­nie Jasin­ski, Cait­lyn Sheva; Ju­nior – Au­drey Butcher; Sopho­more – Marissa Sheva

• Oth­ers to watch: Ju­nior – Ash­ley Butcher, Jackie Stevens

• Strengths: The Rams re­turn a strong core of lead­ers on at­tack­ing third and the de­fen­sive third of the field. The ex­pe­ri­ence they ac­cu­mu­lated should help them nav­i­gate through a tough league and a tougher district.

• Ques­tion marks: The Rams will be break­ing a new var­sity goalie, which is the big­gest ques­tion for the Rams. They will also have to re­shape their mid­field after los­ing all-state mid­fielder Stevi Parker, who is cur­rently play­ing at South Carolina.

• Out­look: The Rams are hope­ful they will be able de­fend their league cham­pi­onship. They still had goals of re­peat­ing as District One champs and re­veng­ing its state ti­tle game loss, but

they plan on tak­ing one goal at a time.

North Penn

• Coach: Jim Dehner (three sea­sons) • Last year’s record: 7-8-3 over­all (5-7-2 in the Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence)

• No­table losses: Ash­ley Vaitis, Al­lie Smith, Me­gan Kelly

• Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Katie Huber, Ha­ley Man­gia­ruga, Katie Miller

• Oth­ers to watch: Se­nior – Gabby DiDomizio

• Strengths: The Maid­ens re­turn this sea­son ex­tremely mo­ti­vated to im­prove on their eight-win sea­son from a sea­son ago. Coach Dehner is very pleased with how hard his team has worked in the off­sea­son to get bet­ter.

• Ques­tion marks: The Maid­ens only have a few se­niors on the team and they will need some un­der­class­men to emerge and play big roles if they want to com­pete in the ta­lented league they play in.

Soud­er­ton

• Coach: Joe Duffy (sec­ond sea­son) • Last year’s record: 3-15 over­all (0-14 in the Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence) • No­table losses: Brooke Pinkos • Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Grace Miorelli, Tay­lor Schwartz

• Oth­ers to watch: Se­nior – Mindi Rad­cliff; Sopho­more – Missy Rad­cliff

• Strengths: The In­di­ans were a strong de­fen­sive team last year and coach Duffy ex­pects that unit take an­other step up. Duffy’s sopho­more sea­son as head coach means less learn­ing about what he wants out of his team and more about hav­ing fun.

• Ques­tion marks: Scor­ing goals was a prob­lem last year and if the In­di­ans want to im­prove on their three win sea­son they will need to fin­ish shots more of­ten.

• Out­look: Im­prove­ment in ev­ery as­pect is the big thing for the In­di­ans. If they get bet­ter in dif­fer­ent as­pects of the game, the hope is the win will fol­low.

Christo­pher Dock

• Coach: Ray Hess (six sea­sons) • Last year’s record: 13-4-1 • No­table losses: Laura Swin­tosky, Reba Spru­geon, Kate­lyn Kratz, Lynelle Lein­bach, Alexa Der­s­tine, Ali­cia Curry

• Key re­turnees: Se­niors – Shea Neal, Kate­lyn McGoldrick, Alyssa Leis­ter

• Oth­ers to watch: Se­nior – Bri­anna Der­s­tine; Sopho­mores – Tabitha Miller, Olivia Seavy, Mat­ta­syn Shisler

• Strengths: The Pioneers are not short of girls that can put the ball in the back of the net. They have strong pos­ses­sion skills and a num­ber of girls that could end up lead­ing the team in goals scored.

• Ques­tion marks: The Pioneers’ de­fense is in the midst of be­ing re­shaped the fall. After los­ing a few play­ers, in­clud­ing their goalie Laura Swin­tosky to grad­u­a­tion there is some work to be done.

• Out­look: The Pioneers are the de­fend­ing Class A champs and de­spite the large group of se­niors that has moved on, the Pioneers still feel they have enough tal­ent to de­fend its ti­tle.

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