GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY / Players to Watch

* Jennifer Black, Fountain Valley, MF, Sr.

* Carolyn Corbett, Edison, MF, Jr.

* Jenny Casares, Edison, D, Jr.

* Glenny De La Cruz, Santiago, CF, Sr.

* Kersten Manderson, Newport Harbor, CB, Sr.

* Heather Metcalf, Newport Harbor, MF, Sr.

* Lisa Osmanian, Fountain Valley, MF, Sr.

* Maria Salinas, Santiago, F, Sr.

* Melinda Waage, Fountain Valley, RW, Sr.

* Ann Wiles, Edison, F, Sr.

Key Dates

Sept. 17, Edison at Marina; Sept. 22, Santiago at Newport Harbor; Sept. 24, Marina at Santiago; Sept. 26, O.C. Championships; Oct. 1, Santiago at Edison; Oct. 20, Edison at Newport Harbor; Oct. 29-Nov. 7, Tournament of Champions.


Santiago and La Verne Bonita, the two finalists in last season's Tournament of Champions, had their ranks severely depleted by graduation. Defending champion Santiago lost nine senior starters and Bonita lost 10. . . . Santiago's second-year Coach Angie Eifert considers this a rebuilding year. . . . Edison is the favorite to win the Sunset League and the TOC. . . . Newport Harbor may also challenge for a top spot, but will miss senior goalkeeper Erin Kennedy, who has left the team to concentrate on water polo.

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