Commonwealth District girls preview capsules
2001-02 record: 0-22, 0-10
How season ended: Lost to Culpeper 63-33 in district tournament first round
Coach: Daryl Glenn (First year)
Key losses: F Chavonne Thomas, C Tina Aramburu (volleyball signee with Maryland for 2003-04), G Haley Smith (ankle injury)
Player to watch: Toneisha Seward, a 5-5 senior, returns to run the point. Glenn, the new coach, was impressed this summer and in the preseason with the effort from Seward and the rest of the team. Taking over a struggling team is nothing new to coach Glenn. In his one year (2001-02) as the junior varsity boys coach at Park View-South Hill, the team improved from three wins to 19.
Other key returner: F/C Sarah Marbach (6-0, sr.)
Promising newcomer: G Alysha Washington (5-4, soph.)
2001-02 record: 5-15, 2-8
How season ended: Lost to Stafford 48-45 in district tournament first round
Coach: Michelle Darley (Fourth year, 11-47 career record)
Key losses: G Kristin Bryant, F Whitney Thomas, F Claudia Medina
Player to watch: Julia Harris, a 5-7 junior guard who averaged a team-high 11.1 points per game last season.
Other key returners: F Andrea Matarrese (5-8, sr.); G Kristen Phillips (5-5, sr.); F Cheyenne Hall (5-8, jr.); G Nicole Childress (5-3, jr.); G Kay May (5-6, soph.)
Promising newcomers: F Katheryne Akers (5-11, soph.); G Katie Hicks (5-5, soph.)
2001-02 record: 16-8, 8-2
How season ended: Lost to Stonewall Jackson 58-52 in Northwest Region quarterfinal
Coach: Patricia Oliver (Fifth year, 62-33 career record)
Key losses: G Leilani Crumpton, G Jen Mallory, G Kaipo Daniels, F Brandie Jones, G Elise Reed, C Cassidy Fludd
Player to watch: Tierra Bumbry, a 5-6 junior guard who was all-district last season and averaged team-high 10.8 points per game.
Other key returners: G Julianne Whitten (5-6, sr.); F Marlo Cobb (5-9, sr.); G Lauren Lawson (5-5, jr.); C Jessica Carmon (5-10, jr.); G Jenna Stephenson (5-8, jr.)
C Jennie Lincoln (5-10, jr.); G Ashley Fernow (5-6, soph.); G Katy Ashinhurst (5-4, soph.); G Adreka Bumbrey (5-5, fr.); G Chelsea Quinlan (5-7, fr.)
2001-02 record: 17-7, 6-4
How season ended: Lost to Albemarle 46-37 in district tournament final
Coach: Julie Hinckley (First year)
Key losses: C Megan Vrabel (13.4 ppg, all-district), F Lindsey Jones, G Becky Johnson, G Shanna Hylton, F Brittany Lee, F Sarah Zoric
Player to watch: Hanna Taylor, a 5-foot-9 senior guard-forward, who was second-team all-district in 2001-02. Hinckley, the new coach, has been a varsity assistant for three years (and in the program for five), so she already knows Taylors game.
Other key returners: G Meaghan Reiley (5-8, sr.); G Amanda Roberts (5-4, sr.); F Lara Meyer (5-9, jr.)
Promising newcomers: F Jenna Wandres (5-8, jr.); G April Carper (5-7, jr.); G Anne Gehring (5-0, soph.); G Devlin Reiley (5-8, soph.)