Lowdown: Eastlake, which finished last season 14-5-1 after losing to Kentwood in the opening round of the 4A state tournament, enters the 2010 season with question marks. The Wolves graduated several key components off of last year’s squad, including five Division I players.
Returners: Jaclyn Softli, Sr., Forward; Anne Heine, Sr., Midfielder; Jamie Marzano, Sr., Defender; Abby Frenkel, Sr., Forward; Lexi Guches, Sr., Defender; Kate Zopolos, Sr., Goalkeeper; Kelsey Haberly, Jr. Midfielder; Emily Cushing, Jr., Midfielder.
Newcomers: Rebecca Priestly, So., Defender
Key losses: Lindsay Elston, Forward (Washington); Allie Beahan, Midfielder (Washington); Courtney Pixler, Defender (Alabama); Kellie Shreve, Defender (Gonzaga), Candice Osei-Agyemang, Forward (Pennsylvania)
Outlook: According to head coach Chuck Krieble, the Wolves are battling early-season injuries. “Many horses will pull this wagon,” he said. Eastlake does return plenty of talent, however, and the Wolves will be in search of a sixth straight appearance in the state tournament.