Poway is coming off a 15-2 year in which it advanced to the playoff semifinals before running into eventual champion La Costa Canyon. While the Titans lost some key players from that squad, they return 12 seniors and should be a force to be reckoned with again. Senior goalie Derek Scozzafava will be a big key to Poway’s success, as will senior midfielders Chris Verne, Brady Tengberg and Matt Landon. Senior attacker Connor Sanit should be the Titans’ top scorning threat.
Rancho Bernardo was a section semifinalist last year, and expectations are high again this season. The Broncos have a trio of All-CIF San Diego Section players returning in senior goalie Zack Weaver, senior defenseman Jeremy Hutchens and senior midfielder Justin Adams. Middie Tyler Ekeroth is a fourth-year varsity player.
Westview is hoping to have a better season after a sub-.500 campaign last spring. Senior attack Mo Amitin could be the Wolverines’ most productive scorer. He will be complemented up front by classmate Jarrod Perry and sophomore Chris Summers. Senior C.J. Cantrabone is the team’s top middie, and the defense will be anchored by senior Greg Kurth and junior Andrew Beachele.
Canyon Crest Academy will be among the smallest teams in the league this year, but the Ravens still expect to be in the middle of the pack. Senior attackman Kaivon Sobhani should be the team’s leading scorer, and Cameron Lippitt will also be a threat at attack. Alex Siegel is a force as a long-stick middie, while senior Eric Ackley will lead a solid defense in front of junior goalie Eric Bertell.
Like Canyon Crest, Del Norte will field a varsity team for the first time this spring. The Nighthawks won’t have a senior class until nest year, so they may not be competitive right away. Del Norte will look for contributions from sophomore goalie Ty Tuey, sophomore attack Andrew Dickinson and junior midfielder Chris Laskero.
Mt Carmel struggled last season but has higher expectations this spring. The Sundevils will look to senior attack Ian Hooks to lead their offense. Sophomore Ban Harris and senior Trevor Best anchor the midfield, while James Delany and Tommy Durso lead a strong defensive unit in front of sophomore keeper Brendan Cutting.