PD girls soccer preview: Menchville, Kecoughtan start at top
PENINSULA DISTRICT GIRLS SOCCER
THE FAVORITES: Menchville (10-6-2, 9-0-0 in 2010), Kecoughtan (10-8-1, 5-3-1).
TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: MF Leslie Coates (Denbigh), F Rachel Green (Woodside), D Alejandra Segura (Kecoughtan), F Mary Williams (Gloucester), F Lauren Cheatham (Denbigh), F Jamie Alcorday (Menchville), MF Sarah Watson (Woodside), MF Cassie Kuykendall (Menchville), D Brianna Norris (Gloucester), MF Claire Hunnicutt (Kecoughtan).
THE BUZZ: Last year, the Monarchs became the first PD team since 2004 to advance a round in the Eastern Regionals. Player of the Year Meredith McDowell is gone, but Menchville returns three second-team picks (Alcorday, Kuykendall, and defender Anna Webb). Segura, who has signed with VMI, makes the Warriors a threat to get back to the regionals. Kecoughtan won the district tournament as the No. 4 seed. Gloucester (11-6-1, 6-2-1) might be the district's youngest team with 18 players who are either freshmen or sophomores. With Coates, Denbigh (7-5-2, 6-1-2) returns one of the top players in the district. The Wolverines (6-4-4, 4-2-3) have Green, the PD's top goal scorer last year with 13. Bethel (1-9-0, 1-8-0) returns senior Chelsea Forehand at MF. Heritage (1-11-1, 0-8-1) has three-sport athlete Kayla Tann in the goal. Phoebus (3-9-1, 2-6-1) is hoping Caitlin Kremp's senior leadership helps get more wins. Warwick (5-6-1, 3-5-1) has 17 players who are juniors or seniors.
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