Coach: Tony LaScala
Top players: Isabella Abbdula, Fr.; Annie Arnold, Soph.; Callie Craig, Sr.; Ashley Follenweider, Jr.; Katie Norton, Sr.; Gretchen Schramko, Jr.
Outlook: The loss of Kaitlyn Kline after her transfer to Metea Valley hurts, but Abbdula figures to be one of the area’s best as a freshman. The rest of the starting lineup is back with juniors Schramko and Follenweider starting the season in the second and third spots behind Abbdula.
Coach: Rob Jordan
Top players: Erin Jordan, Jr.; Kaitlyn Kline, Soph.; Niquole Mangal, Soph.; Stephanie Tom, Jr.
Outlook: Rob Jordan takes over the program, and he inherits a young squad with only one senior on the roster. Mangal proved she could hang on the varsity as a freshman. The program received a nice boost with the arrival of Kline, who transferred from Benet.
Coach: Jane Thompson
Top players: Riya Anand, Fr.; Avleen Bhandal, Sr.; Casey Novak, Jr.; Stephanie Robinson, Soph.; Kate Ryan, Jr.; Lauren VanHorn, Sr.
Outlook: The Redhawks have a nice mix of youth and experience, led at the top by Bhandal. Anand figures to be in the varsity mix as a freshman. Thompson said crosstown rival Naperville North likely will be the team to beat in the area.
Coach: Greta Williams
Top players: Taylor Arenson, Sr.; Christine Grzesiak, Sr.; Maddie Krejci, Soph.; Caroline Pierson, Sr.; Jaycie Waite, Soph.; Blayne Yarmat, Sr.
Outlook: Four of the top six players return for a team that Williams calls the deepest she’s ever had. Arenson sometimes gets lost in the shuffle with players such as Waubonsie’s Bing Singhsumalee and Neuqua’s Jessica Yuen, but she has proved to be one of the area’s best. Arenson and Pierson are the team’s captains.
Coach: John Keller
Top players: Emily Brzezinski, Jr.; Kiwi Ferrarelli, Soph.; Peggy Kern, Soph.; Erin McGrath, Sr.; Natasha Nath, Fr.; Lauren Rouck, Soph.; Isis Ruff, Jr.; Stephany Stumphauzer, Jr.; Maddie Yerkes, Soph.; Jessica Yuen, Soph.
Outlook: Keller said the players from No. 2 on down the lineup are all within a few strokes of each other, so sorting out depth behind one of the state’s best players, Yuen, will be key. Only one senior, McGrath, is on the squad. Yuen should challenge for the Class 3A state title.
Coach: John Farnan
Top players: Caitlin Fernandez, Sr.; Stephanie Liu, Fr.; Kayla McHale, Soph.; Rebecca O’Bryan, Sr.; Bing Singhsumalee, Jr.
Outlook: It’s becoming increasingly difficult to come up with superlatives for Singhsumalee, who is one of the top golfers in the Midwest. She became the youngest person ever to win the Illinois Women’s State Amateur Championship this summer. The numbers are way down for the program, with less than 10 girls coming out, but they will be a contender with Singhsumalee at the top.