Coach/year: Stan Taves in his second season.
Last year: Finished in the bottom half of the TCAL at 4-6.
Key returners: Johnny Morales, Albert Lee, David Carmichael, Schyler Bruen, Dominic Erich, Ryan Fernandes, Jacob Black, Karl Wong.
Key additions: Cameron Fernandez, Eric Swearingen, Andrew Sarantos, Frank Huang.
League favorite: West is the defending league champ, but St. Mary’s wasn’t far behind. Both should be good again.
Noteworthy: Taves took over in a pinch last year and thinks Tokay should be improved. He says the Tigers showed well in a scrimmage against Lodi and at the very least would like to make the top half of the TCAL standings.
Coach/year: Dave Hinchman in his third season.
Last year: Went 8-2 and took second place in the SJAA.
Key returners: Jacob Neal, Nathan Saragoza, Deven Villarin, Dominic Bubica, Robert Norris, Joseph Green, Reid Maley.
Key additions: Leonardo Recupero, Sanjay Shukla, Stepan Stadnitsky, Mohamed Usman, Nick Somera
League favorite: Lincoln is the defending champs and always strong. Lodi, Tracy hope to challenge them.
Noteworthy: Neal is back as a co-captain after finishing as the leagues singles runner up. Recupero is an exchange student from Sicily and could surprise some opponents this year as Lodi’s No. 3.
Liberty Ranch Hawks
Coach: Oscar Rodriguez in his first season.
Last year: Played in the Sierra Valley Conference and went 2-8.
Key returners: Girls — Taylor Galya, Kelly Buckband, Janah Mitchell, Lindsey Firestone, Noemi Cruz. Boys — Urial Cruz, Seth Medina.
League favorite: River City and Vista del Lago.
Noteworthy: The Hawks have a solid group of returners back and hope to build off a pair of wins last year over rival Galt.