PREP GIRLS SOCCER 2012-13: Team-by-team preview capsules

NOTE: Immokalee did not submit a preview capsule

BARRON COLLIER

Coach: John Winfield (1st Season Back after an extended vacation)

District: 4A-12

Last year: 11-6-4

Key returners: Kayla Dean, Maria Gomez, Grace Keating, Tessa Paisan, Alex Persaiani, Olivia Smith, and Marissa Stovring.

Outlook: This is a young team with only two seniors to lead the program. The potential for success is outstanding with a strong core of talented and hungry underclassmen eager to extend the tradition that Barron Collier has long held.

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COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Coach: Jenna Goldszak (2nd season)

District: 1A-10

Last year: 16-1-2 (district champs, lost in regional finals)

Key returners: Abby Kastroll; Madison Moses, Rhodora Donahue, Savannah Glasgow, McKenzie Pearson

Outlook: The Seahawks have been anxious to get back on the field and are looking forward to a strong, successful season building upon the higher level program they began establishing last season. Only losing three seniors, they have a competitive roster with a lot of young talent. Our goal is to stay consistent not only in our District but in all of Collier County. Their challenging schedule will allow them to gain the experience and higher level soccer they are looking for.

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ESTERO

Coach: Greg Bueno (4th season)

Last year: 15-4-2

Key returners: Aja Curth, sr.; Ali Wiley, jr.; Allison Horner, jr.; Bayleigh Jauregui, soph.; Kylie Waters, sr.

Outlook: The Wildcats have several returning players along with several first year varsity players, having lost five key seniors to graduation. This year's team consists of eight seniors, several underclassmen and six very talented freshmen. Estero is focused to repeat as the Class 3A-12 District champions and to improve upon their regional semifinal lost last year.

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FIRST BAPTIST

Coach: Steve and Kelli Mizesko (3rd season)

District: 1A-10

Last year: 7-8-2 (district runners-up, lost in 1st round of regionals)

Key returners: Samantha Elferdink, sr., D; Claudya Aleman, sr., F; Giuliana Romero, sr., D; Rebekah Sperry, jr., MF; Zoey Spitzer, 8th, F

Outlook: Despite losing more than half their starting lineup from last year's district runner-up team, the Lions are looking to stay very competitive in the district. The Lions have returned a core of players that have been with the team for 3 years, and they are determined to improve on last year's results. Adding to the core of the team is a new group of players who will definitely help the Lion's chances. The Lions are hoping to reach the regional tournament again with this new team.

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GOLDEN GATE

Coach: Getty Pierre (1st season)

District: 3A-12

Last year: n/a

Key returners: Edith Rodriguez Mena, sr.; Tatiana Deras, sr.; Jennifer Hernandez, jr.; Naila Cruz, so.; Kiara Brightman, so.

Outlook: The Titans are a fairly young team with only three returning seniors. We are in a rebuilding process. Naila Cruz, as a freshman midfielder, was our leading scorer last year, even though she had to play the role of goalie at the end of the season due to injuries of our two goalies. The team is looking forward to a fresh start this season. We have an excellent group of young players willing to take the team to the next level. The team spirit is rising higher than ever.

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GULF COAST

Coach: Mark Voorhees (12th season)

District: 4A-12

Last year: 9-4-6 (district semifinalists)

Key returners: Sam Buscemi, Sr., Kelly Dolan, Sr., Celeste Sheets, Sr., Alex Perri, Sr.

Outlook: The Sharks are a young team with half their roster consisting of freshmen and sophomores.

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LELY

Coach: Tony Smith (2nd season)

District: 3A-12

Last year: 9-8-2

Key returners: Nuria Ferreira, Jenna Lunquist, Christy Thorstenson, Lexie Lundquist, Jordin Giles, Jennifer Carter, Jessica Andrade, Lauren Hanscom, Michaela Smith, Catherine Remaks, Bo Drescher.

Outlook: With many runners and some new additions, we anticipate better statistics and our goal is the district trophy.

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NAPLES

Coach: Frank Frostino (8th season)

District: 3A-12

Last year: 11-3-4 (lost in district semifinal)

Key returners: Francesca Fischer, jr.; Marissa Fischer, jr.; Ainsley Blanchette, sr.; Cassie Schuster, jr.; Brooke Hebel, jr.; Brooke Faulkner, jr.; Michaela Cherney, jr.; Alexis Walbert, so.; Zoe Hernandez, so.

Outlook: The Golden Eagles lost just three seniors, two of them starters from last year. The starting eleven will consist of at least six players that started since their freshman year on a team that scored 58 and given up six goals against during the 2011-2012 regular season. "We're looking for a good showing in the district and hope to compete in the championship game." Frostino said. "It has been a while since we brought the trophy back to NHS.&#34

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PALMETTO RIDGE

Coach: Cinda Deering (1st season)

District: 4A-12

Last year: 5-11-3

Key returners: Amy O'Malley, Jency Penalver, Sarah Whelan, Laura Mastandrea, Melissa Blanco, Amanda Lobaina, Kathy Gomez, Miranda Moore and Rachel Walter

Outlook: As a new head coach coming in to the program, I am very excited to be working with such a unique and talented group of girls. We have many experienced players returning from last year, along with a handful of new players that will be crucial assets to the team. The girls have been working extremely hard, and I am very proud of them. We are in a very tough district and know we have our work cut out for us.

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ST. JOHN NEUMANN

Coach: Ray Grzywinski (10th season)

Last year: 10-6-4

Key returners: Kelcey Kornek, sr.; Greer Burkey, so.; Michele Peterson, so.; Jordon Dennis, soph.

Outlook: Over the last two years we lost 13 seniors. With other key players not returning and just two freshmen, we are in a rebuilding mode. We will be a young and thin team but I am sure the girls will be feisty and give all they have.

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SEACREST COUNTRY DAY

Coach: Evan Barr (1st season)

District: 1A-10

Last year: 1-5-1

Key returners: D Rachel Haskins, sr.; MF Shelby Carbary, sr.; GK Harriette Fletcher, sr.

Outlook: Barr, formerly on the Naples High School Boys coaching staff, replaces Ed Waters. The Stingrays had players transfer schools after last school year. "We have committed seniors to lead the way for a young team," Barr said. "This year will demand a lot from the younger players and we look forward to seeing which ones will step up." Assisted by Edna Snyder, they look to establish a strong presence in the district this year.

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SOUTH FORT MYERS

Coach: Bill MacNeil (3rd season)

District: 3A-11

Last year: 9-9-0 (lost to North in the 2nd district playoff game)

Key returners: Tabitha Lees, sr.; Christine Mondzelewski, sr.; Jess Zink, sr.; McKenzie Makar, jr.; Julie Conidaris, so.; Taryn Jarolin, so.

Outlook: The Wolfpack are poised to contend again, having lost only three to graduation, and gaining four talented freshmen. Co-high scorers Makar and Conidaris will provide the scoring threat along with promising freshman Angela Scine. Zink and Lesa Pizzi will attack from the left. Makar and Sophia Peterson will shore up the midfield, and the defense returns in its entirety, anchored by Lees. The team are goalkeeper rich with Danielle Carwile, Brittney Gavin, and Casey Winn all slated to share time in the net.

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