AMERICAN: Coach: Rosie Lopez (9th year). Last season: 6-8. Top players: Susana Vizcaino (Sr. M); Lenysse Dyer (Jr. F); Michelle Murch (Sr. G); Noteworthy: The team has speed and athletic ability, but the defense will have to be rebuilt.
CARROLLTON: Coach: Donald Chin Lov (1st year). Last season: 9-3-5; Top players: Samantha Hoadley (Sr. M); Isabella Kang (So. F); Olivia Garcia-Velez (So. G); Noteworthy: Four sophomores are among Carrollton’s top six players, including Sofia Miguez and Erica Garcia.
CORAL GABLES: Coach: Eddie Aguirre (5th year). Last season: 15-5; Top players: Nelly Sagarra (Jr. F); Hadley Stringer (Sr. M); Claire Shillington (Jr. D). Noteworthy: Segarra (32 goals), Stringer (17 goals) and senior Danielle Riesen (17 goals) key the offense. But two sophomores start on defense.
DADE CHRISTIAN: Coach: Jorge Granda (18th year). Last season: 17-6-2, regional quarterfinals. Top players: Amanda Martin. Noteworthy: Hessing had eight shutouts last season when the team won 15 in a row.
EDISON: Coach: Wilnord Emile (9th year). Top players: Lilari Volcy (Jr. M); Sylvain Faisa (Sr. D); Louisaint Roselinda (Jr. M). Noteworthy: Emile said he expects major improvement this season.
FERGUSON: Coach: Richard Lopez (8th year). Last season: 17-5-1, regional semifinals. Top players: Marcela Ramirez (Sr. D); Gabriela Bovo (Sr. D); Isa Jara (Sr. F). Noteworthy: Nine starters return, but goalie Patricia Pinckombe is gone. Two freshmen and one sophomore will compete for the goalie position.
FLORIDA CHRISTIAN: Coach: Simon Bazyler (16th year). Last season: 7-6-3. Top players: Katelyn Godoy (Jr. F); Natalia Baxieras (Sr. M); Natalia Thome (Sr. D). Noteworthy: Six starters graduated, but first-team All-Dade standout Godoy returns off a 19-goal sophomore season.
GOLEMAN: Coach: Brian Casanas (4th year). Last season: 10-11-1. Top players: Isabel Sutnick (Sr. M); Sarah Ojeda (Sr. D); Melissa Brito (So. D); Noteworthy: Only three starters return from a team that is rebuilding.
GULLIVER: Coach: Everton Edwards (5th year). Last season: 21-1-4, state runner-up. Top players: Hansine Vexlund (Sr. M); Samantha Lujan (Sr. F); Ciara Keane (Sr. G). Noteworthy: Keane posted eight shutouts last season. Vexlund had eight goals and 10 assists. Lujan had 12 goals and 14 assists.
LOURDES: Coach: Ramiro Vengoechea (1st year). Last season, reached the Class 5A title game. Top players: Christine Hoynack (Jr. M); Michelle Figarola (Jr. F), Jenny Herold (Sr. G). Noteworthy: Vengoechea, who had been coaching Gulliver’s boys’ JV, replaces long-time Lourdes coach Ray Walden.
MAST ACADEMY: Coach: Ossie Morale (16th year). Last season: 10-5-5. Top players: Mariana Speckmaier (So. F); Healy Zidik (Sr. F); Nati Gilbert (Sr. F). Noteworthy: Speckman is coming off a 40-goal freshman season, and Mast’s senior class is strong.
MATER ACADEMY: Coach: Luis Sanchez (14th year). Last season: 24-3-1, regional semifinals; Top players: Karly Villar (Sr. F); Elexus Martin (Sr. M); Julissa Benitez (Sr. M). Noteworthy: Villar leads the way after 24-goal junior season. Sophomore goalie Julia Sanchez had 19 shutouts last season.
MIAMI BEACH: Coach: Paulo De Souza (1st year). Last season: 14-2-2, regional quarterfinals; Top players: Leslie Mendoza (fr. F); Juliana Hontou (fr. F); Marta Selva (fr. M). Noteworthy: 70 percent of last season’s team is gone as evidenced by the three freshmen at the top of the lineup. Junior Christy Mehill scored 15 goals.
MIAMI COUNTRY DAY: Coach: Kyliene Carter-Weiss (7th year). Last season: 12-10-2, regional semifinals. Top players: Laurel Ivory (8th, G); Brittney Castellanos (Sr. D); Yakira Matisonn (8th, M); Noteworthy: Two eighth-graders among the team’s top three players gives hope for the future.
MIAMI SPRINGS: Coach: William Drew (13th year). Last season: 17-5-4, regional finals. Top players: Alessandra Salazar (Sr. F); Sofia De La Puente (Jr. M); Maria Salas-Ribiero (Jr. D). Noteworthy: Eight starters return from team that lost to eventual state champs.
PALMER TRINITY: Coach: Phil Gentles (1st year). Last season: 5-6-2. Top players: Sarah Medina (Sr. F); Anabel Danon (Sr. M); Mikela Garcia (Jr. M). Noteworthy: Two inexperienced freshmen will serve as the goalies, but the attack, led by Medina, is dangerous.
RANSOM EVERGLADES: Coach: Greg Noblet (7th year). Last season: 13-8-1, regional semifinals. Top players: Dani Frese (Jr. M); Charlsey Zynes (Sr. G); Gaby Henriquez (Sr. M); Noteworthy: The team is coming off its best season in more than a decade, but it graduated three key defenders.
REAGAN: Ricardo Calume (5th year). Last season: 15-1-2, regional quarterfinals. Top players: Paola Quintero (Sr. M); Daniela Borjas (Sr. M); Renarta Zatarin (Sr. D). Noteworthy: Eight starters return.
SCHECK HILLEL: Coach: Jessica Robertson (5th year). Last season: 4-5-1. Top players: Alexandra Wolf (fr. F). Noteworthy: Four key seniors graduated, leaving behind a young team.
SOUTH DADE: Coach: Erin Shelow (3rd year). Last season: 16-2-2; Top players: McKenzie VanHeusen (Jr. F); Brittany Hoskins (Jr. G); Elena Sanchez (Sr. D). Noteworthy: Standout scorer Jade Hayes is out for the year with a knee injury, but nine starters return from the team that won the GMAC title.
SOUTH MIAMI: Coach: Mario San Jorge (17th year). Last season: 12-10-1. Top players: Giselle Schreiber (Sr. M); Madison Askew (Sr. F); Sophia Hernandez (So. D). Noteworthy: Schreiber, a second-team All-County selection, and Askew, who had 12 goals, lead the way in what the coach calls a “transition” year.
ST. BRENDAN: Coach: Adalberto Jordan (7th year). Last season: 7-10-3. Top players: Alex Cinney (Sr. M); Adri Prieto (Jr. F); Mallory Ryan (Jr. G). Noteworthy: There are only five seniors on a team that is strongest in the midfield and at goalie.
TERRA: Coach: Monica Mejia (4th year). Last season: 9-9-3. Top players: Natalie Diaz (Sr. M); Adriana Speckmaier (Sr. D/G); Bianca Combe (Sr. F). Noteworthy: The top four players, including Nina Maceo, are seniors. Diaz and Combe combined to score 20 goals last season.
WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN: Coach: Mikel Hohl (2nd year). Last season: 7-4-2, regional quarterfinals. Top players: Andrea Xiques (Sr. D); Samantha Lola (Sr. D); Alexandra Machado (Jr. M). Noteworthy: Five starters return on a team that got moved up from 1A to 2A.