Valley Christian Panthers
Coming off a season where the Panthers were blown out a few times, VCS should rebound in 2015. With increased depth, a defense that will likely be better and quicker, and a quiet star in James Segalla, the Panthers won’t be learning as they go as was the case in 2014. Valley Christian could good enough to challenge in the first District Tournament game, but the quality of the top end on the East is too much for them at this point.
Northport enjoyed relative success last year, finishing 3rd in their league and being competitive in many matches. They return players on defense and some talent on the offense. All of that optimism must be tempered by the fact that Northport will still need to field inexperienced players due to their size. The development of these new players is the key to the season. If new players in the midfield grow up, the Mustangs should be a lock for 3rd in the Northeast in 2015.