Coach (Years at school): Dee Matthews, fifth year
2010 results: 14-9, 6-2 Region 8-AAA, lost in third round of Class 3-A playoffs
Coaching staff: Dan Tibbals, Patsy Bishop, Bob Prawel
Notable losses from 2010: Erika Taylor, C/3B Michaela Johnson (.460 avg.), LF Skylan Bodkins (.480 avg.)
Top returners: SS Alexia Cortez (.699 avg. 38 SB), 1B Theresa Bishop (.488 avg., 14 triples), 2B Paige Holliday (.390 avg.), P/3B Lisa Miller, CF Tina Kwok
Key newcomers: LF Emily Webb, RF Kelsey Poole, P/3B Tori Hill, P Olivia Nolen
Coach's prognosis: "The talent of our returning players, mixed with the energy and heart of a great group of new players, gives me hope for the potential of a successful season," coach Dee Matthews said. "We will face some of the strongest competition we have had in several seasons, and success will take drive, dedication, and desire on the players' parts, along with a strong commitment to reach the potential of their talent. I expect us to reach the playoffs and represent BCHS with pride and dignity."
Coach (Years at school): Jay Gratton, second season, 12-17
2010 results: 12-17, 5-3 Region 8-AAAA, region runner-up, 1-2 Class 4-A playoffs
Coaching staff: Joey Savel, Lacey Garza, Wayne Stegall
Notable losses from 2010: P/INF Kylie Gratton (7-6, 1.86 ERA, .495 avg.), Jenny Sanborn (.505 avg., 24 R, 15 RBIs)
Top returners: 3B/OF Taylor DeLoach (.278 avg., 15 RBIs), P/OF Ariel Promislow (6-11, 2.23 ERA, .258 avg., 17 RBIs), SS Sara Crawford (.258 avg., 20 RBIs), OF Maddie Berry (.254 avg.), Natalie Moore (.275 avg.), P/1B Jenny Mullins (.227 avg.)
Key newcomers: SS/OF Michelle Brown, 2B Megan Cieplowski, 3B Mari Cook, P/1B Gabby Maynard
Coach's prognosis: "We have a long way to go, but the players are working hard to build on the success we had last season," coach Jay Gratton said. "They are improving with every practice and game. We have a lot of talent and loaded with underclassmen. The coaching staff is extremely excited about the direction Beaufort High School softball is heading."
Coach (Years at school): Bryan Merrick, seven years
2010 results: Second at Region 8-AAAA tournament, 16th at Class 4-A championship
Coaching staff: None
Notable losses from 2010: Tyler Bibbins, Dan Feltner, Perry Cummins
Top returners: Hunter Dean, Christian Connelly, Taylor Simonsen, Josh Fickes
Key newcomers: Foster Marshall
Coach's prognosis: "We'd like to qualify for the state championship again," coach Bryan Merrick said. "Our team has all the ability to compete and qualify from our region. Hosting the region tournament will hopefully provide an advantage for us."
Coach (Years at school): Gabriel Nieves, first full season, interim in 2010, 6-2
2010 results: 15-5, 5-3 Region 8-AAAA, region champions, lost to Irmo in Class 4-A quarterfinals
Coaching staff: Ray Jones, Mark Dinkins
Notable losses from 2010: MF Jon Parker, D Hayden Cormier, MF Guillermo Arce-Ruiz, D Connor Murphy, GK Tyler Jones
Top returners: F Andrew Settlemire, D Ford Collins, F Christian Faale, GK Nick Manos, MF Ethan Konoza, MF Benn Carey
Key newcomers: MF Hextor Garcia-Lopez, MF David Seguine
Coach's prognosis: "Goals are high for this group," coach Gabriel Nieves said. "If the seniors work together and help develop the underclassmen to all work together as one unit those goals are within reach. We have to be aggressive and work hard every game. Our region is always tough, probably one of the most competitive in state top to bottom. We will work toward defending that title and go from there."