C. Milton Wright

Head coach: Janice Rhodes (first year)

2011 record: 10-3

Top returning players: Sabrina Rhodes, So., (Midfielder): Maggie Gallagher, Jr., (Midfielder); Emily Jachelski, Sr., (Midfielder); Brooke Williams, Sr., (Midfielder)


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Key newcomers: Jenny Eckert, Jr., (Attack); Haley Matthai, So., (Attack)

Outlook: "We will have four returning starters, two of which are seniors," coach Rhodes said. "These "core-four" are an extremely strong group of talented players and form the nucleus of CMW's team this year." With only four starting returners, we will not have the same level of experience on the field that the Mustangs had last year. "We are a young team comprised of primarily sophomores and juniors (six sophomores and 10 juniors)," Rhodes said. "Although we are a young team, we have a lot of individual talent. My goal is to successfully transform this group of individual talent into a single, cohesive, synergistic team. Team building, trust and confidence among the players will be the key to our success. These are characteristics that are still forming and I am very optimistic this team will get there."

Edgewood

Head coach: Carolyn Wiland (11th year)

2011 record: 3-9

Top returning players: Meagan Jorge, Jr., (Midfield); Rachel Auth, Sr., (Midfield); Kara Andrews, Sr., (Midfield); Morgan Williams, Sr., (Midfield)

Key newcomers: Nicole Brundridge, Jr., (Forward); Mosetta Holmes, Jr., (Midfield); Lissette Yeargain, Jr., (Goalie)

Outlook: "This is our second year with a JV squad after four years without, so we are still a growing program," coach Wiland said. "We have a strong midfield and every day the girls are getting better and more aggressive. The goal this year for the team is to finish with a winning record."

Fallston

Head coach: Maddie Palko (first year)

2011 record: 14-2 losses

Top returning players: Dani McDiarmid, (Attack); Nicole McDiarmid, (Midfield); Lindsay Summers, (Midfield); Marisa Perfetti, (Midfield); Sarah DiMaggio, (Goalie); Kristina Baker, (Goalie); Stephanie Appel, (Attack); Bailey Graf, (Attack); Dana Katzenberger, (Attack); Alicia King (Attack): Rebekah Scranton (Midfield); Jen Delvecchio, (Defense)

Key newcomers: Becky Street, (Midfield); Tara Wheeler, (Midfield); Sydney Fox, (Midfield); Karlie Abbott, (Defense); Emily Flanagan, (Defense), Gabby Hopp, (Defense); Madison Hurlburt, (Defense); Jenna Caldwell, (Attack); Elizabeth Hebert, (Attack); Bailey Lippa, (Attack); Hannah Sample, (Attack); Kayla Solomon (Goalie)

Outlook: "After winning states last year, we realized that we were going to come into this season with a target on our backs," coach Palko said. The Cougars have a lot of amazing players returning, like Lindsay Summers and Nicole McDiarmid in the midfield and Dani McDiarmid and Marisa Perfetti on attack. "The hard thing about this team isn't going to be to find the talent, the talent is there. We'll just need to figure out where to put it to have the most talented team we possibly can," Palko said. "Our goal is about being the best team we can be, and trying to get better each time we step on the field. The competition is going to be very good this year and county rivalries always make for intense games, but right now I don't want the girls to worry about that. I want them to just do their best and remember ultimately they play field hockey because they love the game."

Harford Christian

Head coach: Cheri Lefever: (seventh year)