MSL North Barrington Coach: Mark Berkowitz (2nd year) Last yoar: 6-13-3,3-7-0 Key losses: Robbie Kacmund, Chris Rhea, Justin Read. Brian Crumrine, Lucas Keiser, Nate Lamke. Craig Klopfenstsln, Todd Nist, Todd Hansberger. Top returning players: Seniors Joe White (F), Mike Cohen (F), George Attendoiph (D), Tom Wang (GK), Sean Nlcol (GK); junior Kyle Weber (MF); sophomores Reese Trlpp (MF), Jeff Sanone (MF). Promising newcomers: Sophomores Sophomores Bryan Fuller, Christian Lunt, Brian Shanfeld; freshmen Adam Stadler, Carl Skanderup. Coach's comments: This year's team is extremely young, with seven of pur 20 either sophomores or freshmen. We've had a competitive camp with many of our starting spots still being contested for. This Is a fun group of kids that stay positive positive and will succeed in time, through hard work." Buffalo Grove Coach: John Erfort (21st year) Last year: 4-17-0,0-10-0 Key losses: David Rojas (NIU), Patrick Wong (NIU), Grant Gorr. Top returning players: Seniors Joe Attanaseo (D), Jason Nelson (MF), Bill Davy (D), B.J. Olsen (D); juniors Andy Lyons (D), Brad Klein (MF), Chris Raimondo (MF), Paul Key losses: Joe Dziurgat (Kansas), Konrad Mysczyzszyn. Top returning players: Seniors Trevor Musoff (F), Daniel Arerds (MF), Eric Webar (D); Juniors Mike Hill (F), Miguel Rodriguez (F), Phil Diohl (D), Domlnick Dzlurgot (MF). Promising newcomers: Phil Hall, .Kelsuke Futakuchl, Maft Grandzlel, Oscar Montesinos, Dean Tsoronis. Coach's comments: "Wa should bo much better this year. A mixture of youth, experience, talent and enthusiam will help us battle the traditional traditional powers. Each player respects the'other, and If the pieces fit the picture, anything's possible." Palatine Coach: Willie Flllian (6th year) Last year: 20-6-2, 6-3-1, 3rd in state Key losses: Mike Huber (Francis Marlon, S.C.), Chris'Jamal (UIC), Maft Abhalter (Dayton). Top returning players: Seniors Brian Zaben (MF), Paul Eguez (MF), Andy Egurjz (MF), Jeff Zych (D), Tom Rooney (D), Jason Mokhtarian, Promising newcomers: Seniors Dan Doles (GK), Anthony Costa (F). Coach's comments: 'We have a solid group of kids who are very coachable and have a strong work ethic. The defense will be rebuilt after graduations, and summer Injuries, but in time, with our extra depth and tough tournament schedule, schedule, we should be In good position for the stretch njn." Top returning players: Seniors Alex D'Orsi (F), Joe Fordo (MF), Adam Glnsburgh (MF), Adam Kolka (MF), Rob Felnels (D), Levar Lawrence (F)'; Juniors Adam Salatino Salatino (MF), Andy Craft (D), Promising newcomers: Juniors Andy MacArthur (F), Mike Grygo (F). Coach's comments: "With our defense unproven and not game tested, the offense, which rotums 90 percent of our scoring from last year, will need to step up while we find ourselves in the back. If this comes together we should be in good shape." Elk Grove Coach: J,B. Dow (4th year) Last year 6-12-0,3-7-0 Key losses: Doug Elsenhower (Aurora College), Dan Mullin, Matt Gutsmoldi. Top returning players: Seniors Glenn Scott (MF), Dan Caldera (F), Rob Beasloy (F), Jamas Lee (F), Joe Tomano (D); Juniors Jeff Gutsmeidi (D), Ryan Chellln (MF). Promising newcomers: Senior Juan'Canchola (MF); Sophomore Josue Canchola (MF), both transfers transfers from Evanston. Coach's comments: "Wo would like to continue moving up the ladder ladder In the division, but we unfortunately unfortunately lost eight players from last year with seven being starters. What we hope to do is erase some of our question marks early and fin- .Ish strong."