Key newcomers: Kevin Vickery, So., (Long pole midfield); Sonny Smith, Fr., (Long pole midfield)

Outlook: "Team has been working hard in practice and trying to find its defensive identity," Brown said. "This is a senior laden team with the potential and opportunity to perhaps be the best ever fielded at Havre de Grace High School. At this point it is only potential and time will tell if the team will seize the opportunity."

John Carroll

Head coach: Matt Blair (first year)


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2012 record: 9-5

Top returning players: Jake Brown, Sr., (Midfield); Eric McIntyre, Sr., (Midfield); Clark Grube, Jr., (Midfield); Sully Gerety, Sr., (Attack); Ethan McMillan, Sr., (Defense); Alex Gambrell, Sr., (Goalie)

Key newcomers: Adam Mroweic, Fr., (Defense); Mike Imbierowicz, Fr., (Defense)

Outlook: With a roster of almost 50 percent seniors, the Patriots have high expectations for 2013. "We opened MIAA B Conference play on Tuesday with a 17-4 win over AACS, but we expect tough competition from Curley, Friends, and Saints Peter & Paul as we compete for our first B Conference Championship since 2010," Patriots coach Matt Blair said.

Joppatowne

Head coach: Brent Baldwin (sixth year)

2012 record: 3-8

Top returning players: Kevin Kinyua, Sr., (Midfield); Callean Gomez, Sr., (Midfield); Dillon Nicodemus, Sr.,(Defense); Tyler McDougal, Sr., (Midfield)

Key newcomers: None

Outlook: "The team was very young last year, basically a JV team playing a varsity schedule," Mariners coach Brent Baldwin said. "We're returning a majority of the team, but low numbers hurt. Will see if they take the next step."

North Harford

Head coach: John Grubb (36th year)

2012 record: 12-6

Top returning players: Randy Foster, Sr., (Midfield); Andrew Siegel, Sr., (Midfield); Brooks Billings, Sr., (Attack); Max Mullin, Sr., (Attack); Brock Hurley, Sr., (Defense); Trevor Hathaway, Sr.,(Defense); Nolan Hood, Sr., (Attack); Cameron Brosh, So., (Goalie); Andrew Kropkowski, Sr., (Mid); Cole Knox, Sr., (Long pole midfield)

Key newcomers: Ryan Feiss, Jr.,(Midfield); Jack Schrof, So., (Defense)

Outlook: "We return seven starters from last year, most on offense. Working on rebuilding our defense," Hawks coach John Grubb said. "Impressed with senior class leadership and work ethic and they're setting goals for our underclassman to live up to."

Patterson Mill

Head coach: Jason Bellamy (sixth year)

2012 record: 15-4

Top returning players: Josh Wilson, Sr., (Attack); Brendan Egan, Sr., (Attack); Collin Etzel, Sr., (Defense)

Key newcomers: Will Urban, Jr., (Goalie); Jason Lynch, So., (Defense); Trey Hall, So., (Defense)

Outlook: "We're a young team that will look for leadership and consistency throughout the season," Huskies coach Jason Bellamy said.