Broadneck Bruins

Coach: Jennifer Parks

2010 record: 13-3 (Regional Semifinalists)

Key returnees: Jocelyn Faro, Defense, Sr.; Maura Fraser, Defense, Sr.; Anna Haley, Midfield, Sr.; Claire Holland, Attack, Sr.; Gabby Klobucar, Attack, Sr.; Natalee Easthom, Attack, Jr.; Cory Hunteman, Defense, Jr.; Kacy Koolage, Attack, Jr.; Jackie Lovett, Defense, Jr.; Abbey Meehan, Attack, Jr.; Erin Murnane, Defense, Jr.; Aislinn Probst, Attack, Jr.; Sara Ruzzi, Midfield, Jr.

Top newcomers: Hannah Brown, Attack, Jr.; Taylor Carroll, Defense, Jr.; Liz DiPaola, Midfield, Jr.; Alyssa McDaniel, Attack, Jr.; Nicole Robertson, Goalie, Jr.; Kathryn Shea, Defense, Jr.; Kendall Lupinek, Midfield, So.; Ali Watkins, Midfield, So.

Parks’ outlook: “Our team is heavy with upperclassmen, but we are young in varsity level experience. We’ve had a slew of injuries over the summer and have several girls out right now. We should be very competitive, and from pre-season competition thus far, we’ve seen that we have a very versatile group with girls willing and able to play multiple positions on the field.

“That definitely is one of our strengths as we head into a very tough season with the new tiered schedule. Probst and Koolage will lead the attack, while Haley and Ruzzi will round out a talented midfield. In the back, we have returning starter Faro who will be relied upon to be the leader on defense. Hard word, dedication, and strong team chemistry are factors we will rely upon this season. We have a great group of girls and we’re eager to see what they can accomplish.”

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