TEAM-BY-TEAM CAPSULES

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Reggie Rivas, first year (second stint, fourth overall).

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 15-6-3, 10-3-1 in league for third place. Lost to Thousand Oaks, 4-0, in first round of CIF Division II playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Veronica Aguilar, senior, midfielder; Tori Baldridge, senior, defender; Brittany Berger, senior, midfielder; Dani Cardenas, junior, defender; Dana Dowse, junior, defender; Apolonia Martinez, junior, goalie; Amanda Rose Johnson, junior, goalie; Olivia Sierra, junior, midfielder/defender.

RIVAS’ QUOTE: “I think anyone can win this league. It’s gonna come down to who wants it more every game.”

FLINTRIDGE PREP

COACH: Esteban Chavez, first year.

LEAGUE: Prep.

LAST SEASON: 6-9-6, 2-5-3 in league for fourth place. Did not qualify for CIF playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Brooke Elby, soph., Kaitlin French, junior, Kristin MacAleenen, senior; Charlotte Milinovich, senior; Alina Okamoto, soph.

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY

COACH: Kathy Desmond, 15th year, Frank Pace, 11th year.

LEAGUE: Mission.

LAST SEASON: 12-7-4, 6-3-1 for second in league. Lost to Dos Pueblos, 3-2, in first round of CIF Division I playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Sinead Fleming, senior, defender; Bianca Garoian, senior, forward; Pip Harrigan, senior, midfielder; Isabelle Johnson, senior, midfielder; Katie Johnson, freshman, forward; Breeana Koemans, freshman, forward; Danielle Melina, junior, midfielder; Sam Norton, senior, defender; Tera Trujillo, freshman, midfielder.

PACE’S QUOTE: “We’ve got a lot of talent, we just don’t have a lot of experience on the offensive side of the ball.”

GLENDALE

COACH: Dino Barbiera, second year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 7-10, 5-9 in league for sixth place. Did not qualify for postseason.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Sharis Harootun, senior, forward; Melissa Sanchez, senior, defender; Samantha Santiesteban, senior, midfielder.

BARBIERA’S QUOTE: “I’m trying really to balance the team offensively and defensively.”

HOLY FAMILY

COACH: Marco Calderon, third year.

LEAGUE: Horizon.

LAST SEASON: 4-12, 3-5 in league for third place. Lost to Fillmore, 10-1, in Division VII wild-card match.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Diana Castellanos, junior; Monet Estrada, soph., Laken Factora, junior, Melissa Franco, junior; Krista Parino, soph.

HOOVER

COACH: Carlos Rojas, second year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

LAST SEASON: 2-13, 2-12 in league for seventh place. Did not qualify for CIF playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Samantha Aguirre, junior, defender; Dulce Olzera Esparaza, soph, forward, Monique Quezada, junior, forward, Natalie Renteria, senior, defender.

ROJAS’ QUOTE: “They’re a lot more familiarized with the game now. They know more than the basics.”


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