It was a good 2010-11 season for three of the local girls' soccer programs, as Burbank, Burroughs and Providence highs all qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
Two of the teams have new coaches this season. Eric Montoya, an assistant under Loi Phan, takes over the Bulldogs' program. At Burroughs, Eddie Garcia comes into the Indians' program for Louie Binda.
Burbank and Burroughs are coming off seasons in which they stayed in the hunt for the Pacific League championship late into the year, only to see Crescenta Valley come on to take the title.
Luckily for the Bulldogs and Indians, they both have their share of returning talent. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about the Pioneers, who will field a squad with not much experience.
Here is a closer look at hoe the teams are shaping up.
The Bulldogs (11-6-7) did lose some key players to graduation. The big loss was forward Anabell Gonzalez. A first-team all-league pick, Gonzalez was the Pacific League's most dangerous offensive weapon, scoring 18 goals to go with three assists.