2011 state champion: Bishop Kelly
2011 District Three champion: Bishop Kelly
Teams to watch:
Bishop Kelly has won back-to-back state championships and remains the favorite with 14 returning lettermen.
After finishing fifth in its first year back in the 4A SIC last season, Caldwell hopes to build on its success with the return of eight starters.
Kuna returns six starters from last years district runner-up team, and coach Tammy Pancheri said a talented group of newcomers has stepped up to fill the gaps.
Middleton was one victory away from advancing to state last season and now has 11 seniors on its roster.
Skyview missed out on a state berth for the first time in six seasons last year, but that shouldnt become a trend with 13 returning lettermen.
Players to watch: Bishop Kelly senior midfielder Ylena Gazdik (3 goals, 2 assists), junior midfielder Lizzie Thometz (7 goals, 5 assists) and senior defender Rachel Earll; Caldwell sophomore midfielder McKenzie Mangun, senior midfielder Jessie Mangun (7 goals, 4 assists), senior defender Emily Neufeld (5 goals, 4 assists) and junior defender/midfielder Sami Bicandi; Emmett junior sweeper Alex Solis, senior goalkeeper Lynnsey Yates (150 saves) and junior midfielder Nohemy Sanchez; Kuna junior forward Jodi Lewis, junior forward Gabby Callis (12 goals) and senior midfielder Hailey Faulk; Middleton junior goalkeeper/forward Maddie Brown (47 saves, 8 goals), sophomore forward Terrika Nelson (19 goals), senior midfielder Addison Johnson (4 goals, 5 assists) and senior defender Jill Weber; Mountain Home sophomore forward Missy Jessup, junior defender Yecenia Ramirez and freshman midfielder Christa Lewis; Skyview senior foward Lindsey Washburn, senior midfielder Brittney Washburn and junior midfielder Jessica Boyer.
Games to watch: Skyview at Middleton, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 25; Skyview at Bishop Kelly, 6 p.m., Oct. 2; Middleton at Bishop Kelly, 6:30 p.m.