COACH: Phil Torres, 15th year.
LAST SEASON: 23-5, 12-2 in league for second place. Lost in first round of Division II playoffs to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 6-3.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Troy Mulcahey, senior, pitcher/outfielder; Elliott Surrey, senior, pitcher/first baseman; Kyle Murray, senior, pitcher; Troy Prasertsit, senior, outfielder; Cole Currie, junior, shortstop/pitcher; Ted Boeke, soph., shortstop/third baseman; Terry Ha, junior, outfielder; Cam Silva, senior, catcher.
TORRES' QUOTE: "We have, without a doubt, the toughest schedule we've ever put together."
COACH: Buzz Cook, 12th year.
LAST SEASON: 14-10, 8-4 for second place in the Prep League. Lost in first round of Division VI playoffs to Vasquez, 8-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Royce Park, senior, pitcher/third baseman; Karlsen Termini, senior, first baseman/pitcher; Cole Rademacher, soph., shortstop/pitcher; Brenden McKiernan, soph., pitcher/utility; Daniel Enzinger, soph., outfielder/pitcher; Steve Fleming, senior, outfielder; Alex Sierra, senior, second base/pitcher.
COOK'S QUOTE: "I like our chances simply because we're a year older and that experience is something you can't teach."
COACH: Jesus Osuna, third year.
LAST SEASON: 5-13, 3-11 for sixth-place tie in league. Did not qualify for playoffs.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Daniel Aragon, senior, pitcher; Jason Marquez, senior, pitcher; Rafael Rios, senior, catcher; Brandon Keen, soph., first baseman/relief pitcher; Dillon Howard, senior, infielder; Evan Norton, senior, outfielder.
OSUNA'S QUOTE: "We finally have all pieces in place."
COACH: Joe Cotti, third year.
LAST SEASON: 9-17, 7-7 in league for fourth place. Lost in Division II wild-card game to Bellflower, 2-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kevin Mendoza, senior, catcher/pitcher; Michael Zalin, senior, pitcher/utility; Orlando Marin, junior, pitcher/utility.
COTTI'S QUOTE: "We're gonna be young, we've got a lot of youngsters."
COACH: Brian Esquival, fifth year.
LAST SEASON: 14-14, 6-6 in league for third-place tie. Lost in Division II wild-card game to Peninsula, 7-3.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: David Olmedo-Barrera, senior, second baseman; Tei Vanderford, senior, corner infielder/pitcher; Jeff Garavaglia, senior, outfielder; Will Larkin, senior, pitcher; Danny Monarrez, senior, pitcher; Anders Schraer, junior, outfielder/pitcher.
ESQUIVAL'S QUOTE: "We're pretty senior-heavy this year. They have that extra year under their belt, I think they have that idea of what it takes to be successful."