Coach: Bonna Giller
Last year: Finished second in the Northwest Conference (8-1) and finished 14-2 overall in duals. Tied for second at the 2A Northwest District Tournament.
Players to watch: Andrea Clawson (so.), Simone Hall (so.), Lauren Smith (fr.), Lizzie Friesen (fr.), Madison Harris (so.), Taylor Harris (so.), Kristen Chalmers (sr.), Jane Clawson (sr.), Nicola Morrow (sr.), Natalie Knops (so.)
Outlook: What was already supposed to be a talented and young Sehome team got younger and even more talented with the emergence of freshmen Smith and Friesen, who join sophomores Andrea Clawson and Hall in the Mariners' singles. "I have high expectations for this team because they are very talented," Giller said in a phone interview. "Having said that, they are very young, and with that comes a lot of inexperience and nerves, which have come into play the first few matches. I expect them to settle in quickly." Sehome also is young at the top of the doubles ranks with Madison and Taylor Harris at No. 1, but Sehome does have three seniors at Nos. 2 and 3. "I think Kristen and Jane will be a very good No. 2, and Nicola and Natalie will do great at No. 3," Giller said. "I think we're strong at every position, really." That strength should make the Mariners a threat to Bellingham in the NWC race and give them a number of options when the district tournament rolls around.
March 18 Sedro-Woolley W 5-2
March 21 at Blaine W 7-0
March 22 Burlington-Edison 3:30 p.m.
March 26 at Squalicum 3:30 p.m.
March 27 at Ferndale 3:30 p.m.
March 28 Lynden 3:30 p.m.
April 12 Anacortes* 3:30 p.m.
April 15 at Bellingham* 3:30 p.m.
April 17 Blaine* 3:30 p.m.
April 19 at Sedro-Woolley* 3:30 p.m.
April 22 Ferndale* 3:30 p.m.
April 24 at Burlington-Edison* 3:45 p.m.
April 26 Squalicum* 3:30 p.m.
April 27 at Auburn Riverside 8 a.m.
April 29 at Lynden* 3:30 p.m.
May 4 Bellingham 10 a.m.
Reach DAVID RASBACH at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-2271.