League: Division I-A Sunset
Head coach: Ross Muir, fourth season
2014 record: 12-6-2 (9-4-1 Sunset, second)
Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (six)
Top athletes: GK Jayla Olson (Sr.), MF Angelina Iniguez (Sr.), MF Calista Reyes (Jr.)
Outlook: The Mountain Lions had never won a playoff game before advancing to the Division I-A state title match last year. Getting back will not be easy after losing five starters including 38-goal scorer Sophia Omidiji.
Reyes (11 goals, 3 assists) was the team’s second leading scorer, and Iniguez led the team in assists with nine. Olson posted four shutouts last year.
“We are coping with the loss of some great players,” Muir said. “We are leaning on a small number of returners to maintain the hard-working mentality from last year.
“The new players on the team have shown great potential and dedication to go along with their youth. The experience of the returners should mix well with the new players, and we are confident to continue that success.”