Coach/year: Robert Elrod is in his fourth
League: San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Last year: Lodi won the SJAA with a perfect
record and advanced to the section semifinals.
Key returners: Taylor Gums 12, Tori Dettloff
12, Hannah Ricci 12, Emily Cervantes 12, Molly Bria 11, Lauren
Plunkett 11, Karleigh Goss 11.
Key additions: Lori Scheideman 12, Carly Banks
12, Haley Costamagna 12, Ana Prada 12, Jadin Kidson-Trigg 12, Hope
Kuehne 12, Lindi Woltkamp 12, Olivia Smith 11, Holly Melo 11, Emily
Ferguson 11, Jessica Camper 11, Daria Noori 11, Marissa Bettencourt
11, Cierra Bertsch 10.
League favorite: Lodi.
Noteworthy: Lodi only lost one starter and
Elrod said the girls played a lot of water polo over the summer.
Elrod said the team is playing a tougher preseason schedule to get
prepared for the postseason.
Coach/year: Nathan Varosh is in his fourth
League: Tri-City Athletic League.
Last year: The Tigers finished second in the
TCAL and reached the section quarterfinals.
Key returners: Taitum Herrington 12, Allison
Naasz 12, Audrey Whitesides 12, Lindsey Kieffer 12, Sydney
Iturraran 12, Abbey Grundmann 11, Claudia Macfarlane 11.
Key additions: Brook Mahoney 10, Kylie Henne
10, Heather Beckwith 10, Julia Kim 10.
League favorites: Tokay and St. Mary's.
Noteworthy: Herrington is coming off of a
Junior National Team Selection Camp and had a great performance at
the National Junior Olympics with the help of teammates Naasz,
Whitesides, Kieffer, Iturraran and Grundmann. "In my four years at
Tokay this could be the most rounded group of players and best team
atmosphere we have had," Varosh said. "I love the team enthusiasm
and all these girls are here to work hard together as a team, for