Girls’ lacrosse preview

Andover

2012 finish: 0-12.

Coach: Derek Johnson, third season with Andover.

Return players: Carly Haskins, Kaeli Kraker and Katie Ruprecht.

Outlook: Johnson hopes another year of experience playing the newest sport at Andover will translated in more wins this spring.

Anoka

2012 finish: 4-15, 10th in NWSC; 5-17 overall, lost in section 7AAA quarterfinals.

Coach: Brianna Podinger.

Outlook: No information was provided.

Blaine

2012 finish: 3-9 overall

Coach: Dennis Osbeck.

Return players: Captains Jenny Chamberlain and Whitney Nietz and assistant captains Rachael Foster and Danika Whalen.

Outlook: Look for the Bengals to improve on a three-win season last spring and finish among the middle of the pack in the Northwest Suburban Conference.

Coon Rapids

2012 finish: 8-1, tied for first place in the NWSC and 12-3 overall, lost in the Section 4 quarterfinals to White Bear Lake 12-11.

Coach: Jeff DeJoy, fifth season at Coon Rapids.

Return players: Senior attacker Sammi DeJoy 144 goals, 202 points; senior defender Rachel Droubie, 23 goals and 43 career points; and junior goalie Alison Weber, who posted 12 wins last season with a .530 saves percentage.

Outlook: The defending Northwest Suburban Conference champions return a lot of their firepower, led by Sammi DeJoy’s all-time program high mark of 202 points. She has scored in 32 straight matches coming into this season and in 52 of 59 of her career prep matches.

Spring Lake Park

Coach: Chris Clark

Outlook: No information was provided.

Jason Olson is at jason.olson@ecm-inc.com

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