Coach: Hamid Sedehi (second year).
1995-96: 20-4-3, 7-2-1 in the South Coast League; advanced to the semifinals of the Division I playoffs, where it lost to Mission Viejo, 2-1, in overtime.
Key returners: Kim Abbamonto, defender, Jr.; Cathy Carrillo, defender, Sr.; Elizabeth Delgado, midfielder, Sr.; Shawna Draper, goalkeeper, Sr.; Morgan Gillman, midfielder, Sr.; Chandra King, forward, So.; Tiffany Landgraff, midfielder, So.; Michelle McGinnis, midfielder, Sr.; Renee Peterson, midfielder, Sr.; Megan Rupsa, defender, So.; Karen Velton, midfielder, Sr.; Aurelin Weidner, defender, Jr.
Key newcomers: Megan Abbamonto, midfielder, Fr.; Jessica Allen, forward, Fr.; Christy Barranger, midfielder, So.; Janelle Hillseth, midfielder, Fr.; Haleigh Roach, defender, Fr.
Outlook: The Cougars lost no key players and they return three first-team all-league selections: Delgado, King and Kim Abbamonto. Delgado and and King are among the county's most talented scorers and Kim Abbamonto dominates the middle of the field.