Aberdeen

Head coach: Tara Larkin (first year)

2011 record: NA

Top returning players: Leah Hardin, Jr., (Midfield); Samara Miller, Sr., (Midfield); Becca Lewis, Jr., (Defense)


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Key newcomers: Anna Benko, So., (Defense); Kiera Young, Fr., (Forward)

Outlook: With the majority of the team returning from last season, the players are looking to improve on last year's record and win more close games, according to first year coach Tara Larkin.

Bel Air

Head coach: Josh Clemmer (sixth year)

2011 record: 12-4-1

Top returning players: Teresa Berg, Sr., (Midfield); Jordan Layfield, Jr., (Midfield); Brooke Lorber, Sr., (Forward)

Key newcomers: Morgan Hollenback, So., (Defense); Natalie Neff, Fr., (Defense)

Outlook: Although the team has 11 new players from last year, the Bobcats are poised to challenge for the UCBAC Championship and make a run at states, head coach Josh Clemmer says. "There are key returning players at the core of each position on the field and the team demonstrates excellent ball control and is already developing a chemistry and ability to play high-level team defense."

C. Milton Wright

Head coach: Paul Austin (12th year)

2011 record: 14-5

Top returning players: Abby Smucker, Sr., (Central Defender); Megan Frailer, Sr., (Forward); Liz Burgee, Sr., (Halfback); Angela Kuhn, Jr., (Halfback); Kelsey Targarona, Sr., (Defender/Halfback); Stacy Venanzi, So., (Goalie)

Key newcomers: NA

Outlook: The 2012 Mustangs have 10 starters returning from 2011, highlighted by all-state honorees Smucker and Frailer. This group will be a very experienced team with strong senior leadership, according to coach Paul Austin. The team possesses good overall team speed with team depth to match. The Mustangs will face one of the toughest out-of-conference schedules with the Tuscarora Tournament of Champions and individual games with Mercy, John Carroll, Mount de Sales and Spalding to help prepare the team for conference play.

Edgewood

Head coach: Mike Friskey (seventh year)