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February 16. 2013 11:47PM
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Berwick


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."


Coughlin


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.


Crestwood


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."


Dallas


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."


MMI


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.


GAR


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."


Lake-Lehman


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."


Meyers


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."


Tunkhannock


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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