La Costa Canyon senior Roxy Alei spearheads the Mavericks in a bid for their fourth straight San Diego Section title. The team captain and third-year varsity member figures to expand her role in the attack this year while continuing to be a strong factor at midfield and on defense. “Her aggression, speed, and stick skills are exceptional,” said first-year LCC coach Sara Fraschetti, a former Mavericks player. “She leads by example and is constantly striving to improve every single day.” Alei is part of a veteran core set to take charge following the graduation of standout Jackie Candelaria, now at Stanford.
Outlook: Three-time defending champion La Costa Canyon can expect a strong challenge from Torrey Pines, bidding for its first title after reaching the section final a year ago. Poway should also contend along with Rancho Bernardo, Westview and Bishop’s.
|3/13||vs. El Toro||W, 10-8|
|3/13||at Los Alamitos||L, 12-3|
|4/09||ST. IGNATIUS PREP, CA|
|4/19||at La Jolla HS|
|4/27||at Torrey Pines|
|4/30||at Westview, CA|
|5/11||at Rancho Bernardo|
|Coach: Katie Dolan|
Others to watch:Lex Becker (La Jolla), Coco O’Brien (Coronado), Camie Chapatte (Mt. Carmel), Amanda Cawker (Valley Center), Dana Christensen (Bishop’s), Nicole Diehl (Scripps Ranch), Annelyse Eggold (Torrey Pines), Michaela Guerrera (Coronado), Hilary Halter (Bishop’s), Holly Hayes (Westview), Jenna Hempsey (La Costa Canyon), Tace Higuchi (Canyon Crest), Taylor Langston (La Costa Canyon), Erin Menefee (Mt. Carmel), Katie Meyers (Rancho Bernardo), Jackie Mills (La Costa Canyon), Rachel Minarovich (Westview), Krista Morgan (Poway), Hannah Moore (Carlsbad), Christie Nelson (Santa Fe Christian), Amy Nham (Helix), Alyssa Padberg (Santana), Brittany Parrish (Scripps Ranch), Toki Prodnuk (Westview), Alex Reidy (Coronado), Hannah Smith (Rancho Bernardo), Robin Taylor (Poway), Katie Trees (Torrey Pines), Chelsea Yogerst (Torrey Pines), Carly Voris (Mt. Carmel).