GIRLS SWIMMING / Athletes to Watch

* Amanda Beard, Irvine, Jr.

* Shauna Barnard, Laguna Hills, So.

* Nicole Bowdle, Irvine, Fr.

* Lindsay Buck, Laguna Hills, Fr.

* Meghan Casillan, Huntington Beach, Sr.

* Alyson Edoff, Orange, Sr.

* Mercedes Evans, Capistrano Valley Christian, Jr.

* Shannon Flahive, Orange, Jr.

* Ari Gardner, San Clemente, Jr.

* Jessica Hayes, University, Fr.

* Morgan Hoesterey, Irvine, Jr.

* Heidi Kraus, Irvine, Jr.

* Jenny Lamb, Marina, Sr.

* Jennifer McCoy, Fountain Valley, Sr.

* Jessamyn Miller, Mater Dei, Sr.

* Christina Murphy, Mission Viejo, Sr.

* Amy Murphy, Newport Harbor, So.

* Dominique Rash, Santa Margarita, Jr.

* Lara Reaves, El Toro, Jr.

* Andrea Sargent, El Dorado, Sr.

* Amber Stachowski, Capistrano Valley, Fr.

* Kristi Tjoa, Fountain Valley, Jr.

* Alicia Thornton, Aliso Niguel, Sr.

* Grace Wang, Fountain Valley, Sr.

* Kyoko Yokouchi, Marina, So.

* Erin Zehnter, Irvine, Jr.

League Favorites

Century: Villa Park; Empire: El Dorado; Freeway: Sunny Hills; Garden Grove: Pacifica; Golden West: Rosary; Olympic: Calvary Chapel; Orange: Brea Olinda; Pacific Coast: Laguna Hills; Sea View: Irvine; South Coast: Mission Viejo; Sunset: Fountain Valley.

Key Dates

March 28, Southern Section girls' relays; April 8, Mission Viejo Diving Invitational; April 25, Foothill Swim Games; May 15, Division I Southern Section swimming finals; May 16, Division II and III Southern Section swimming finals.

1997 Final Poll

1. Irvine; 2. Fountain Valley; 3. Laguna Hills; 4. Marina; 5. Villa Park; 6. Mater Dei; 7. Los Alamitos (Sunset); 8. Mission Viejo; 9. Santa Margarita (Sea View); 10. Foothill.


Erica Sorgi, a world-ranked diver who set a record last year in the Division I diving finals, will not compete for Capistrano Valley this season, according to Cougar Coach Don Cholodenko. Sorgi is taking home school this year and because of her intense international diving schedule, there was no way she could attend school, Cholodenko said, noting that she'll be back in her junior year. . . .Laguna Hills is looking to win its third consecutive Division II title. And with sophomore Shauna Barnard and freshman butterflyer Lindsey Buck, the Hawks have a very good chance.

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