Aberdeen

Head coach: Hinson White (second year)

2012 record: 5-9

Top returning players: Eric Whittie, Jr., (Defense); Blaise Curtis, Sr., (Attack); Kory Sampson, Sr., (Defense); Jon Jones, Jr., (Midfield); Jacob Hallgren, Sr., (Goalie)


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Key newcomers: Chumani Johnson, So., (Midfield); Ethan Mauzy, So., (Attack)

Outlook: "Depth is a concern," Coach Hinson White said. "Our success will hinge on our younger players' ability to acclimate quickly to the varsity level."

Bel Air

Head coach: Scoop Kelly (12th year)

2012 record: 11-7

Top returning players: Carson Kalama , Sr., (Attack); Calvin Fleagle, Jr., (Attack); Parker Jones, Sr., (Midfield); Joey Creaghan, Jr., (Midfield); Mike Bush, Sr., (Midfield); Gavin Hanley, So., (Goalie); Tyler Utz, Sr., (Defense); Brad Barth, Jr., (Defense); Spencer Stachowiak, Jr., (Defense); Connor Beil, Jr., (Defense); Tyler Kramer, Sr., (Defense)

Key newcomers: NA

Outlook: The Bobcats, a state semifinalist a year ago, return seven of 10 starters from that team. "We return some strength on paper, but we need to prove to ourselves daily throughout practice of how good we can be," Bobcats coach Scoop Kelly said. "I think with hard work, leadership, team play and a desire to be the best, we can go very far this year. It depends how dedicated and how hard these players want to work to make one another better. I love my guys and am looking forward to another exciting season of lacrosse." Defensively, Kelly says, all are a very solid unit with some great size. He believes once they improve footwork and fundamentals, the defense will be very tough.

C. Milton Wright

Head coach: Andrew Gerard (16th year)

2012 record: 11-6

Top returning players: Garrett Barker, Sr., (Defense); Andy Lebrun, Sr., (Midfield); Alex Meholic, Sr., (Attack) Paul Mirable, Sr., (Midfield); John Amos, Sr., (Midfield)

Key newcomers: Ryan Malone, Jr., (Goalie); Ben Boyd, Sr., (Attack); Drew Kissner, Jr. (Long pole midfield); Manny Mastromanolis, Jr., (Midfield)

Outlook: "We have a really solid core of returning players, the team has worked really hard the past few weeks and things are pulling together very nicely," Mustangs coach Andrew Gerard said. "We are very solid defensively and our offense is coming together very well. We expect to do well early in the season and continue to improve as the season progresses to be very competitive in the county.

Edgewood

Head coach: Kenny Porritt (third year)