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Coach: Sarah Warner

Key losses: Bridget Orlando, Sarah Wilczynski

Key returners: Dejia Simmons, Abby Row, Nicoll Donayre

Warner's outlook: "We are in a building year. We lost a lot of players with soccer switching to the fall. There is a lot of learning going on right now. It will be interesting to see how we will do in the league. Right now, we're off to a pretty positive start."


Coach: Stephanie Bell

Key losses: Danielle Georgetti, Kayla Eaton, Julie Hughes, Kirby Silliboy

Key returners: Summer Kuvicki, Shannon Daly, Emilee Lester

Outlook: Coughlin is under the direction of first-year head coach Stephanie Bell, who takes over from Ashlee LaPlant. The Crusaders, though, did lose a lot off the 2011 team, which included setter Georgetti, and hitters Easton and Hughes. Bell will count heavily on Kuvicki, who has started off the 2012 strong, which included eight assists in a loss to GAR.


Coach: Mike Williams

Key losses: Stephanie Klug, Courtney Kania

Key returners: Carina Mazzoni, Maria Knett, Emily Sipple, Paryn Wajner, Nicole Jankowski, Olivia Jankowski, Ashley Hassinger

Williams' outlook: "In the last few years, we've graduated a total of five first-team girls, so it's tough to replace that kind of talent. Our goal is to win a league championship. That's always our goal. We never want to rebuild, we always want to reload. I think we are going to be fine. We have a lot of talent."


Coach: Meredith Ohl

Last Year's Record: 2-14

Key Losses: Alyssa Monaghan, Kelly Monaghan, Aubrey Gryskiewicz

Key Returners: Christina Diltz, Tara Englehart

Ohl's Outlook: "We have some four-year players in the program that have been gelling together. We have a good group that has played with us throughout their careers, so we'll continue to move forward together. The girls, because they've been together, know each other pretty well."


Coach: Shawn Evans

Last year's record: 9-9

Key losses: Annika Wessel, Alyssa Triano

Key Returners: Kiersten Young, Kayla Karchner, Katie Darrow, Kristina Purcell, Ashmben Bains

Evans' Outlook: "The core of our team is back, so we have a pretty experienced squad. Our motto isn't going to change. It is one player, one game, one match at a time. I am expecting to see a big year from Kiersten. I like the new league setup because it gives us a chance to play some of the bigger schools. We are the only Single-A school in the conference, so it's going to help us better ourselves come playoff time.


Coach: Deanna Roulinavage

Last year's record: 0-16

Key losses: None

Key returners: Jocelyne Vazquez, Vanessa Flores

Roulinavage's outlook: "I definitely think as the season goes along, we will progress. We just need to continue to work as a team. We are young, and we need to get that varsity experience under our belts. The only way you do that is games and practice. We just have to learn how to finish off games, and develop through our team concepts."

Hanover Area

Coach: Bill Kane

Last year's record: 6-8

Key losses: Shawna Robbas, Jolene Domyan, Nicole Treverton

Key returners: Holly Saraka, Kim Ozmina, Raean Walton, Heather Grady

Kane's outlook: "We lost a total of 11 seniors from last year's team, so any time that you lose 11 seniors, it's going to hurt. Every year, we want to make strides throughout the season. These kids have really dedicated themselves to achieving our goals. I know that they are going to do their best to get there."

Hazleton Area

Coach: Chris Fallabel

Last year's record: 6-16

Key losses: Catherine LaBuz, Megan Barankol

Key returners: Katie Landis, Kristy Kaschak, Alivia Roberts, Brianna Woznicki

Fallabel's outlook: "We are young, but we have some talent. Things seem to be going quicker, and tend to be coming together faster. These kids love to practice, and they practice hard. We might be a year or two away yet, but I think we are going to be in all the matches. The league is good, but it's been driven by two or three teams. But I think that the gap is closing."

Holy Redeemer

Head coach: John Kablick

Last year's record: 16-0

Key losses: Allie Griswold

Key returners: Sarah Warnagiris, Sydney Kotch, Biz Eaton, Nicole Slavoski, Alyssa Platko

Kablick's outlook: "I feel good about the group of girls that we have on the team. We have two really nice hitters, and that's going to help us a lot. Early on, we are going to have to gel, and I think that we have a friendly schedule that will allow us to do that. Right now, we don't emphasize the winning streak (90 games) because we don't want to put any additional pressure on the girls. Everyone knows what it is. We want these girls to just worry about one match at a time."


Coach: Kevin Koziol

Last year's record: 13-1

Key losses: Tiffany Oplinger, Kayla Koziol, Carol Mosier

Key returners: Bethany Williams, Amy Williams, Brittany Acezado.

Koziol's outlook: "I expect us to be competitive in the league. I'm sure we are going to have a few losses, but I expect us to be in every match. At the end of the season, we should be in the thick of things when it comes to the playoffs."


Coach: Mary Mushock

Last year's record: 10-6

Key losses: Kyra Wolsieffer, Tess Sauer

Key returners: Brandilee Soto

Mushock's outlook: "We lost a lot, but we have six seniors that we are going to rely heavily on. We are going to need their leadership throughout the season. The seniors have played three or four years together, so they know each other well. We are going to count on Brandilee. She's an all-around athlete. She is not just a hitter. She can do everything."

Nanticoke Area

Coach: Debbie Krupinski

Key losses: None

Key returners: Nancy Adkins, Alexandra (Lefty) Brassington, Allie Matulewski, Kayley Schinski

Krupinski's outlook: "We have a lot of talent back from last year's team, but our philosophy hasn't changed. It's always one game at a time. That's our first goal, and then, we will concentrate on the playoffs. We have a solid team. They are all good athletes and players. I'm excited about the new schedule. I like that fact that we'll have an opportunity to play every team."

North Pocono

Coach: Chris Summa

Last year's record: 13-4

Key losses: Alyssa Strausser

Key returners: Kelli Bray

Summa's outlook: "We continue to learn each day, and hope our leadership can help us develop as a consistent program."

Pittston Area

Coach: Danielle McAndrew

Key losses: Kendall Melochik, Nicolette Bradshaw

Key returners: Jacqueline Rabender, Kaitlyn Simyan, Ciara Smith, Irene Maydon

McAndrew's outlook: "We had a late start to the year and we are focusing on building a solid foundation to build the program back up. Our roster is currently equipped with seventeen girls the majority of them being under classmen. With hard work, determination and genuine grace, we are looking at a solid season."


Coach: Mic Goodwin

Last year's record: 9-7

Key losses: Anna Boecker

Key returners: Erin Smith, Michelle Goodwin, Meghan Healy

Goodwin's outlook: "We have some seniors, and a nice junior class. Losing Anna is tough because she was a talented player. We don't have a lot of varsity experience. I think we have just three players that have that experience. I think it will take us some time to find out who we are."

Wyoming Area

Coach: Noah Pickett

Last year's record: 8-8

Key losses: none

Key returners: Gabby Bohan, Mallory Bohan, Sam Acacio, Melissa Kazmerick

Pickett's outlook: "We are looking to do well, and develop as the year continues on. Right now, it's about working all the team concepts and coming together.

"When you have so many players back, it's a little easier because everyone is on the same page. We are excited about this season."

Wyoming Valley West

Coach: R.J. Tomasic

Last year's record: 8-6

Key losses: Jocelyn Amico, Juliet Schmid, Steph Serafin

Key returners: Gabby Gadonski, Trudi Casier, Lauren Lupinski

Tomasic's outlook: "For us, this is probably going to be a rebuilding year because we lost eight seniors. It's going to be tough because we lost our setter, our defensive player of the year, and a good hitter. It's tough to come back from that.

"Even though I'm a first-year coach, I worked with these girls on the junior-varsity team so they have familiar with what I want to accomplish. Hopefully, we'll continue to put things together as the year goes along."

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