Coach/year: Tim Stutz, eighth season.
League: San Joaquin Athletic Association
Last year: The Flames went 9-1 in league
matches to advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs
as the No. 2 SJAA seed. The Flames lost to Enochs 2-1 in the first
Key returners: Seniors Madison Gritsch (MF),
Ally Drake (MF/F), Brie Day (MF), Shelby Brendel (MF/ST), Halle
Ortiz (GK) and Jazmine Sandoval (W); juniors Kelsi Gini (A/D),
JaNae Haggard (D) and Alicia McKinney (D); sophomores Xiovana Ordaz
(D/W) and Kristina Miles (D/W).
Key additions: Senior Dulce Espinoza (U);
juniors Hannah Boger (GK/D), Kendra Sanquintti (MF), Jadin
Kidson-Trigg (F) and Alexis Beck (U); freshman Jessica Raybe
League favorites: Stutz said the SJAA will be
tough this year, but sees Lodi and Tracy battling for the
Coach/year: Carl Wohl, fourth season.
League: Tri-City Athletic League
Last year: The Tigers finished in second place
in TCAL to advance to the Division I playoffs.
Key players: Seniors Valeria Ordaz (MF) and
Andrea Ikeda (F); juniors Katia Gaytan (D) and Jenna Baggs (D).
League favorites: St. Mary’s.
Coach/year: Brendan Moore, fourth season.
League: Sierra Valley Conference
Last year: The Warriors went 2-8-2 in the SVC
and 6-14 -4 overall.
Key returners: Seniors Paige Gregorio (SW),
Kelsey Lopez (GK), Stephanie Daveggio (MF), Kassie Lizama (F/SW),
Stacy Iniguez (F), Bryanna Giordano (MF), Kylie Tateishi (MF/FB),
Aniscia Silva (FB/MF); Juniors Demaree Sexton (FB/D) and Aurora
New addition: Senior Kim Hernandez (ST/MF).
League favorites: Vista del Lago and Cosumnes
Coach/year: Karl Glasman, third season.
League: Central California Athletic
Last year: The Eagles took second in the
Harvest Christian League and advanced to the Division VII
Key returners: Seniors Amy Lambdin (F), Kayla
Schmidig (SW), Kaitlyn Olson (MF), Cierra Tunquist (MF/F), Michelle
Riley (MF/F), Macie Ward (MF/GK), Katie Anema (SP), Ana Martinez
(MF) and Casee Robinson (D/GK); juniors Brittany Gross (MF),
Kristen Lambdin (D), Sarah Nitschke (MF/F) and Sasha Pagni (D/MF);
sophomores Olivia Kelso (GK/D) and Samantha Picone (F).
Key additions: Freshmen Brittany Beltz (MF/F),
Hannah Cline (GK/F), Rebekah Lambdin (F/MF), Olivia Schofield
(MF/F) and Rachel Silva (D).
League favorites: Millennium and Elliot.
Liberty Ranch Hawks
Coach/year: Robert Huarte, second season (first
at varsity level).
League: Sierra Valley Conference.
Last year: The Hawks played at the frosh-soph
level and finished with a 14-6-5 record.
Key players: Junior Stacey Guerrero (SW),
sophomores Selina Moore (U) and Kelsey Smith (D) and freshman
Morgan Gregorio (ST).
League favorites: Coming into the season as a
new team in a reconfigured league, Huarte said he guesses Vista del
Lago or Cosumnes Oaks.
Noteworthy: This is the first season at the
varsity level for the Hawks.