By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Team: Newark Tech
Record Last season: 24-5, 12-0 in conference play
Key players: Abbey Lawrence, senior
Potential emerging stars: Mariah Perez, junior
Team analysis: The Terriers were amazing during the 2016-2017 season. Newark Tech was dominant in conference and county play, nabbing a 12-0 undefeated record in the SEC American. They also won the ECT in OT against West Orange.
Sadly, (in large part due to NJ P.O.Y. Dara Mabrey) NT took a heartbreaking loss to Manasquan in the Semifinal round in the Group 2 tournament.
While last year ended with a sad note, NT is prepared to have the last laugh this year. The Terriers are returning 4 of it’s 5 top scorers from last year. First Team All-Group 2 Abbey Lawrence is back at the helm as well. While this may not be a team that pulls major press when TOC talks begin this year, the Terriers have the depth, playoff experience and talent to go all the way.
Wake up everyone.
Stat to know: Newark Tech won the Essex County Tournament in 2017.