Key newcomers: Dennis Fleming, Jr. (Defense); Alex Sorlin, So. (Defense)

Outlook: Bleichfeld, who has been with his program longer than other current Harford County boys soccer coach, said this about the 2013 Cobras: "Harford Tech returns quite a few players from last year's 8-8 squad. The team is working hard, and has seemed to gel very quickly."

Havre de Grace

Head coach: Tom Wintz (first season)

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2012 record: N/A

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Head coach: David Orth (third season)

2012 record: 2-9

Top returning players: Dale Marx, Jr. (Defense); Bailey Sands, Jr. (Midfield, Defense); Thaliek Willis, So. (Forward)

Key newcomers: Austin Kocsan, Jr. (Goalie)

Outlook: "Having lost our four starting seniors last year, this will be a rebuilding year focused around a young group of players," coach Orth said. "Five of the core players are freshman."

North Harford

Head coach: Matt Johnstone (eighth season)

2012 record: 10-1-1

Top returning players: Mike Boyko, Sr. (Defense); Cameron Brosh, Jr. (Forward); Michael Green, Sr. (Midfield); Garrett Sadtler, Sr. (Midfield); Josh Young, Sr. (Defense)

Key newcomers: Jordan Abuhantash, So. (Forward); Andrew Klapka, Jr. (Goalie); Kyle Munson, So. (Midfield)

Outlook: "We lost nine senior starters from last year's team, so we are looking to rebuild, and we think we have the right pieces," coach Johnstone said.  "We will be very young, with eight sophomores on the roster, but I'm very excited because this team is coming together faster than I originally thought it would. This group is extremely hard-working and I can't wait until the season starts."

Patterson Mill

Head coach: Wes Rich (sixth season)

2012 record: 11-3-2

Top returning players: Laz Cardwell, Sr. (Midfield); Logan Hennlein, Sr. (Forward); Pat Kiley, Jr. (Midfield); Colin Leary, Sr. (Defense); Tommy O'Neill, Sr. (Defense); Joey Ricks, Sr. (Defense); Jake Ross, Jr. (Midfield)

Key newcomers: Ben Adams, Jr. (Defense); Mike Dinatale, Sr. (Midfield); Larsen Green, So. (Forward); Caleb Hebb, Jr. (Forward); Chris Jones, So. (Midfield); Kevin Neumann, Jr. (Goalie)

Outlook: "This year's Husky team looks to improve upon last years school record breaking 11-3-2 season," coach Rich said. "Returning five starters and 10 seniors, the leadership is there to continue building upon the success left by past graduating classes. We have one of our strongest groups of new players coming up from last year's junior varsity team, and along with our senior leaders, the Huskies look to work and play hard, and have some fun this season."