There has not been a shortage of accolades bestowed on the Laguna Beach High girls' cross-country program in the past decade.
During Steve Lalim's four years as head coach, Laguna has won four Orange Coast League championships. In 2011, the Breakers look as though they are favorites to make it five straight with the return of two all-league performers, including two-time defending league champion Natasha Strickland.
Laguna ended the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish in the CIF State Division 4 Championships. Lalim said there was a "a little disappointment" with last year's finish, but that he is "looking forward to a great 2011season."
Laguna begins its season Sept. 10 in Walnut at the Mt. SAC Fastback Shootout.
Below is a capsule look at the 2011 Breakers:
Head coach: Steve Lalim (fourth year; eight year overall in program)
Coaching staff: Carista Strickland (assistant); Mike Berger (assistant)
2010 league result: Orange Coast League champion (undefeated)