Coach: Boys: Scott Conforte
Key losses: Boys: Ryan Gallick, Cody Byers; Girls: Miko Dougherty
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Dylan Fine, Sr. Michael Faulkner, Sr. Bryr Austen; Girls: none
Outlook: Boys: With senior Tyler Doyle and sophomore Anthony Myers transferring from Cape Coral and junior Kyle Schulte moving over from Mariner, the Bulldogs are suddenly loaded and a contender for the state tournament. Girls: Baker is working to assemble a girls? team.
Coach: Boys/girls: Michael Reese (second season)
Key losses: Boys: Chase Marinell; Girls: none
Key returnees: Boys: Jack Hernandez, Austin Lee, Dylan Hinkle; Girls: Sr. Mariel Rickert, Sr. Rosie Eggers, Jr. Betsy Hasty, Jr. Abbey Lavendar, So. Emily Snell
Outlook: Boys: Verot loses two-time The News-Press Player of the Year Chase Marinell. But Hernandez has as much game, and Verot also returns Kevin Mosher, Brandon Pendergrass and Robert Butler from last year?s state tournament team. Senior Steven Reynolds also returns after missing last season with an injury. Girls: All of last year?s team returns, while freshman Kelly Reynolds has the potential to be Verot?s top player.
Coach: Boys/Girls: Derek Carlson (seventh season)
Key losses: Boys: Devon Johnson; Girls: none
Key returnees: Boys: none; Girls: none
Outlook: Boys: Eighth-grader Carson Burton, the top player, five freshmen and one sophomore make up a new team; Girls: Courtney Bagans is the top player on Canterbury?s first girls? team.
Coaches: Boys: Bob Plageman (first season); Girls: Savanna Pavkov (first season)
Key losses: Boys: Tyler Doyle, Anthony Myers; Girls: Tara Higgins
Key returnees: Boys: Anthony Lawrence; Girls: Sr. Regina Sin
Outlook: Boys: The transfers of Doyle and Myers to Baker undercut a promising team, which starts over with two sophomores and four freshmen. Girls: Sin is a top local player who leads what Pavkov said will be a competitive team.
Coaches: Boys: Maureen Cannon (ninth season); Girls: Perry Hill (first season)
Key losses: Boys: none
Key returnees: Boys: Jr. Drew London, So. Ryder Albright
Outlook: Boys: Freshmen Jake Kilgore, Chris Allenbaugh and Tanner Betts give Cypress Lake hopes for a competitive season.
Coaches: Boys: Lovie Wells Jr.; Girls: Frank Moon
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Connor Metz, Jr. Luc Bednarek
Outlook: Boys: Dunbar has three newcomers and three returning golfers.
Coaches: Boys: David Hornik; Girls: Chad Clements
Key losses: Girls: Jessica Hornik
Evangelical Christian School
Coach: Boys: Kevin Lynch (eighth season)
Key losses: Boys: Grant Rosario
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Matthew Hannaford, Jr. Jake Sherwin, Fr. Garrett Lee
Outlook: Hannaford and Sherwin may be the best 1-2 punch in the area, and Lee is a pretty good No. 3. Eighth-grader Matthew Hovis and newcomer Nick Partipello will vie for the critical fourth spot on a strong team.
Coaches: Boys: Troy Beall (second season); Girls: Tom Kane (first season)
Key losses: Boys: Hunter Slade, Bobby Bojarzin; Girls: Sarah Patterson, Austin Spruill
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Ryan Kammerer, So. Chase Eberhard, So. David Diefenthaler, So. Gianni Hinkson; Girls: Sr. Morgan Amore, Jr. Laynie Villaneuve, Laurel Wise
Outlook: Boys: The Wildcats have depth but inexperience. Girls: Estero does not have enough players to record a team score.
Coaches: Boys: Jesse Bryson (second season); Girls: Amy Hopperstad (11th season)
Key losses: Boys: Airik Medinis; Girls: Kara Presbrey
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Mike Andre, Sr. Garrett Melita, Jr. Sam Murphy, Jr. Jonathan Lowrey; Girls: Sr. Georgia Price, Jr. Naina Sharma, So. Daniella Debitetto, So. Emily Thorp, Jr. Katie Rigot, Sr. Katie Melich
Outlook: Boys: The Green Wave has most of last year?s state-qualifier back but is focusing early on individual improvement. Girls: An early-season victory over Gulf Coast was the first in years for the Green Wave, who are anchored by arguably the area?s top player in Price.
Coach: Boys: Travis Wehrs (third season)
Key losses: Boys: Jesse Lowe, B.J. Kuhn, Ely Buhrts, Alex McMillian, Dustin Suh
Key returnees: Boys: Ryan Grimes
Outlook: Boys: The Griffins lost all five starters from last year?s district champions, but Wehrs thinks young talent will put Gateway in the hunt to repeat.
Coach: Boys: Timothy Loughren
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Jordan Carr, Sr. Chris Quiroga
Outlook: Boys: Carr and Quiroga lead four returning players for a still-building program.
Coaches: Boys: Keith Cottrell (third season); Girls: Shahlaine Dhillon
Key losses: Boys: none; Girls: Savannah Smith, K.C. Lynn, Annalicia Cavazos
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Tommy Cottrell, Sr. Daniel Hernandez, Sr. Josh McCardel, Jr. Shamus Sammerdyke, So. Nick Wegscheid; Girls: So. Caroline Cottrell, So. Suzanna Talada, So. Trisha Donaldson
Outlook: Boys: LaBelle is building on a full roster and success from last season. Girls: Dhillon has several new players joining three returnees while taking over for long-time coach Bobbie Spratt
Coaches: Boys: Nicholas Dysert (first year); Girls: Dawn McNew (first year)
Key losses: Boys: William Krutky; Girls: none
Key returnees: Boys: Brad Muchler; Girls: Sr. Isabella Cavallo
Outlook: Boys: Lehigh has started the season with limited numbers on the boys? and girls? teams.
Coach: Boys: James Harris (second season)
Key losses: Boys: CJ Cricco, Braden Junkins, Kyle Schulte; Girls: Kaitlin Davis
Key returnees: Boys: Sr. Dean Hofer, So. John Inkster; Girls: Kelsey Fallisch
Outlook: Boys: Long-time coach Marty Waters retired, turning the reins over to Harris for the second time in three years.
North Fort Myers
Coaches: Boys: John McDonald (second season); Girls: Al Coffin (10th season)
Key losses: Boys: Joe Caiazza, Jarrod Adkins; Girls: three players
Key returnees: Boys: So. Zack Holton, So. Eric Schnell-Hall; Girls: Sr. Brittany Agricola, Jr. Brittany Sansoussi, Jr. Brittany Lafenetre, Jr. Brooke Bailey, Jr. Mariah Koch
Outlook: Boys: Early success could spark a young team with six new members. Girls: With five players with at least two years experience, North Fort Myers looks for a steady, consistent squad.
Coaches: Boys: Stan Geer; Girls: Keri Rieder
Key returnees: Girls: So. Gina Falvey
Outlook: Boys: J.P. Schleiter led Oasis with a 39 in an early match this fall. Girls: Falvey is a top local player, and eighth-grader Hanna Lee is steady.
Coaches: Boys: Dave Banse (fifth season); Girls: Tim Hawkins (fourth season)
Key losses: Boys: Mike Johnston, Joe Sudak; Girls: Vanessa Morales, Morgan Vickers
Key returnees: Boys: Jr. Tanner Nipper, Jr. Zane Warner, Sr. Nik Clodfelter; Girls: Jr. Kaitie Cross, Sr. Jen Nielson, Sr. Morgan Brown, Sr. Amanda Smith, Sr. Samantha Deluca
Outlook: Boys: Warner has worked hard to try to put himself among the better players in the area, while newcomer Ryan Conners provides depth to a promising program. Girls: Cross is a top area player who leads an improving program with at least eight players, its greatest depth ever.
South Fort Myers
Coach: Boys: Joe Hampton
Key losses: Boys: Alex Felice, Max Koenig
Key returnees: Boys: Jr. Austin Schultz, Jr. Joey Jaminson, So. Alex Carlisle
Outlook: Boys: Felice?s graduation leaves a talent and leadership void, but Schultz continues to improve, and four freshmen provide future promise.
Southwest Florida Christian Academy