Carlson, the only player to start every game last season, drove in 40 runs and scored a team-best 50 while hitting .345 after bouncing back from UCI. The left fielder, who has committed to New Mexico State, had 17 extra-base hits last season, including three home runs.
Garza, who missed half of last season with a wrist injury, finished with a .363 average in 80 at-bats. He drove in 12 runs and belted 11 doubles.
Garza, a left-handed hitter, is projected to share first base and designated hitter with sophomore returner Eilert Meyers (.286 with 10 RBIs in 56 at-bats last season), who bats right-handed.
Woodward, who hit .330 with 25 RBIs in 35 games as a freshman, has committed to continue his career at Fresno State. But he may have some competition from Oregon bounce-back Stefan Sabol, should Sabol be able to recover from a broken hamate bone that will sideline him indefinitely.
"[Sabol] is a big stick that we are losing," said Altobelli, who said the injury could keep him out anywhere from a month to the rest of the season. "He was going to be our three-hole hitter. He could play third base, the outfield or catcher."
Sophomore defensive whiz Blake Hugaert adds depth behind the plate.
Sophomore Joel Licon, a bounce-back from Loyola Marymount who was academically ineligible last season at OCC, is set to start at shortstop.
"I think he could be our sleeper MVP," Altobelli said. "He is going to be my pick to click. With all the big names we have this year, he's not big in stature. But he's a bulldog and I think he's going to have a great year for us."