BROOKE POINT

Coach: Kitty Hughes

1998: 3-11

Top players: F Abbey Cunningham, Jr.; L Chelsea Jones, Sr.; W Holly Hewitt, Sr.; MF Carly Driscoll, Soph.

Comment: The core of the Black-Hawks' team is its seven juniors, all of whom played varsity last season. Scoring goals was Brooke Point's primary weakness in 1998, but Cunningham and the rest of the forward line has shown more potency in scrimmages. Having lost just four seniors from a year ago, the Black-Hawks are looking to challenge the district front-runners.

COLONIAL FORGE

Coach: Jenny Dougherty

1998: New school

Top players: D Lauren Griswold, Jr.; D Sarah Bland, Soph.; F/L Michelle Fabie, Soph.

Comment: After two years as an assistant at North Stafford, Dougherty guides an inexperienced group. None of the Eagles has played in a varsity game before this season, and only four played junior varsity at other schools last year. "It's going to be a very challenging year," Dougherty said. "But we are taking it one day at a time, and the girls are improving by leaps and bounds."

NORTH STAFFORD

Coach: Eliza Scott

1998: 11-3

Top players: F Megan McCreedy, Sr.; F/MF Megan Bailey, Sr.; D Leigh Swift, Sr.; GK Lindsay Gahn, Sr.

Comment: Scott is pleased with the team's senior leadership this year, particularly that of McCreedy and Bailey, both fourth-year varsity players. Bailey and McCreedy understand each other well and have contrasting but complimentary styles. "Megan Bailey is small and quick, and she has some of the best stickwork around so she can dribble in and out of almost anywhere," Scott said. "Megan McCreedy is tall and powerful and knows how to use that to her advantage."

STAFFORD

Coach: Robin Woodie

1998: 16-3 (Commonwealth District champions; Northwestern Region champions)

Top players: F Angela Feindt, Jr.; W Lorrie Watts, Jr.; MF Bobbie Decatur, Sr.; GK Betsy Decatur, Sr.; D Sara Hatcher, Sr.

Comment: Stafford's entire front line returns from last year and will again be one of the district's top offenses. In defense and midfield, however, the Indians lost five players to graduation. The team has shown an excellent work ethic thus far, Woodie said, and she expects the team will contend for the district title again. The Indians would like to advance past the Virginia AAA state quarterfinals, where they lost to James River, 1-0, to end last season.

WOODBRIDGE

Coach: Kelly Sanders

1998: 6-12-1

Top players: GK Jennifer Tilberry, Sr.; D Erin Hunter, Sr.; D Shannon Magalski, Sr.; D Alison Garcia, Sr., F Stephanie Kirste, Sr.

Comment: With loads of experience in the back and Tilberry returning as the starter in goal, scoring goals against the Vikings will be difficult. Tilberry made 303 saves and had a 1.53 goals-against average last season. Kirste, who was the team's second-leading scorer with seven goals last season, returns up front and will combine with junior Erin Ashton. Woodbridge faces some very tough nondistrict opponents such as St. Stephens/St. Agnes, Albemarle, Jamestown and Jefferson.