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CLASS 3A

Crestwood

Coach: Scott Lenio (16th year)


2012 Record: 12-3, AAA WVC Champions, District 2 3A runner-up


Home Court: Wright Township Park


Key Losses: Kiana Thompson, Christina Perry, Melanie Snyder, Melanie Kobela


Key Players: Kristi Bowman, Sr.; Brittany Stanton, Sr.; Jenn Snyder, Sr.; Rebecca Price, Sr.; Grace Hao, Sr.; Stephanie Maichin, Sr.; Christine Maichin, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We have returning experience in the one and two singles positions. We need to replace our third singles position as well as our first and second doubles spots. We would like to be competitive for a playoff spot in the WVC 3A division.”


Coughlin

Coach: Teresa Popielarski, (11th year)


2012 Record: 9-4


Home Court: Plains Municipal Park


Key Losses: Becca Elmy, Mykela Pacurariu, Julia Denellier


Key Players: Dana Schneider, Sr.; Alia Sod, Sr.; Kristi Pearage, So.


Coach’s Outlook: “I think they’re going to do a great job and play very hard. They’re very competitive and they’re one of the hardest working team I’ve ever coached. We’re going to have a good season.”


Hazleton Area

Coach: Amber Corrado (9th year)


2012 Record: 7-6


Home Court: Hazleton Area High School


Key Losses: Erica Gula, Iqura Mahmood


Key Players: Alexa Austin, Sr.; Mira Wise, Sr.; Rachel Ferguson, Sr.; Hifza Saeed, Sr.; Grazia Devita, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “My seniors are looking good. We just need a little work on technique and play a little bit more competitively with other schools.”


Pittston Area

Coach: Kim Collins (11th year)


2012 Record: 2-11


Home Court: Mattei Middle School


Key Losses: Miranda Warunek


Key Players: Haleigh Zurek, Sr.; Elaina Menichelli, Jr.; Claudia Shandra, Jr.; Tatiana Supinski, Sr.; Kari Scull, Jr.; Kristen Capitano, Jr.; Sara O’Hop, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We have four girls starting who are new to the responsibility so it will take some time for us to gain court experience, which will help us down the road.”


Wyoming Valley West

Coach: Jim Zimmerman (18th year)


2012 Record: 6-7


Home Court: Hamilton Park


Key Losses: Christa Talpash, Devin Ryman


Key Players: Laura Monto, Jr.; Emily Cosett, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We’re a young team so we’re going to use this year as a learning experience to get better for the future.”


CLASS 2A

Berwick

Coach: Trinell Bull (31st year)


2012 Record: 6-7


Home Court: Berwick High School


Key Losses: Kasey Bacher, Julia Fonte, Erica Robbins, Kenzie Goulstone, Whitley Culver


Key Players: Xiomara Salazar, Sr.; Kayla Davis, So.; Zoe Zajac, So.; Felicia Canouse, Fr.; Gabi Popko, Fr.; Linda Thelemaque, So.; Bennett Lipski, So.; Mary Kramer, So.


Coach’s Outlook: “I’m looking for improvement in the girls each match we play. Given the young team that we have, next year we should be much stronger. The biggest strength for our team is their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.”


Dallas

Coach: Joe Pugliese (2nd year)


2012 Record: 10-3


Home Court: Dallas High School


Key Losses: Dana Yu, Bridget Boyle, Cara Pritcher


Key Players: Grace Schaub, Jr.; Haley Wilcox, Sr.; Kajal Patel, Jr.; Lauren Butruce, Sr.


Coach’s Outlook: “I only have one full-time starter returning, so we’re very inexperienced this year.”


GAR

Coach: Abdullah Azad (5th year)


2012 Record: 0-13


Home Court: Barney Farms


Key Losses: None


Key Players: Raquel Sosa, Jr.; Diane Lopez, Jr.; Vanessa Castillo, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “I want all the girls to get experience. I’m preparing them for the districts.”


Hanover Area

Coach: Terry Schnee (26th year)


2012 Record: 2-11


Home Court: Hanover Area High School


Key Losses: Kati McManus


Key Players: Emily Rinehimer, Sr.; Elise House, Sr.; Gabrielle Keating, Jr.; Shelby Tencza, So.; Lauren Richmond, So.; Marissa Kremenic, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We’re hoping to keep moving up the ladder in the win column with the experience in the singles. Once we get the doubles nailed down, we should be more competitive as a team and hopefully that will translate to more wins.”


Holy Redeemer

Coach: Joe Suchocki (3rd year)


2012 Record: 11-2


Home Court: Kirby Park


Key Losses: Fallyn Boich, Nell Chmil, Beth Chmil, Leanne Tabit, Trisha Harenza


Key Players: Megan McGraw, So.; Emily Kabalka, Sr.; Angela Malinovich, So.; Natalie Coffee, Jr.; Hannah Thornton, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “I’m hoping to have a rebuilding year and end up with a winning record.”


MMI Prep

Coach: Mark Dryfoos (2nd year)


2012 Record: 6-7


Home Court: MMI Prep High School


Key Losses: Gabriella Lobitz


Key Players: Stephanie Pudish, Sr.; Claire Sheen, Jr.; Gaby Becker, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “I think the team will do very well if they continue to work hard.”


Tunkhannock


Coach: Jeff Underwood (4th year)


2012 Record: 2-11


Home Court: Tunkhannock High School


Key Losses: Marlena Chesner, Becky Mills, Jennifer Grasso


Key Players: Jill Patton, Jr.; Brianna Grey, So.; Haley Puterbaugh, So.


Coach’s Outlook: “It’s going to be a building year and a positive experience for the girls. It should be fun and we’ll try to bring their games to the next level.”


Wyoming Area

Coach: Tiffany Callaio (2nd year)


2012 Record: 5-8


Home Court: On road this season


Key Losses: Valerie Bott


Key Players: Anna Thomas, So.; Kierstin Grillo, So.; Julia Gober, Sr.; Julia Banas, Jr.; Lauren Perry, So.; Maddie Ambruso, Jr.; Sam Williams, Jr.


Coach’s Outlook: “We only lost one senior, so we’re hoping our experience shows. We’re hoping for a .500 season, as 5-8 was the best record ever for our young program.”


Wyoming Seminary

Coach: Allison Joanlanne (2nd year)


2012 Record: 13-0


Home Court: Wyoming Seminary


Key Losses: Anita Ghosh


Key Players: Natalie Joanlanne, Jr.; Madison Nardone, Jr.; Jacqui Meuser, So.; Alex Cuddy, So.; Megan Obeid, So.


Coach’s Outlook: “Our goal is to win districts and be undefeated. We hope we can achieve that.”


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