Aberdeen

Head coach: William Lewis

Last year's record: N/A

Key returning players: N/A


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Key newcomers: N/A

Outlook: The Aberdeen coaching staff did not supply information for this preview.

Bel Air

Head coach: Kathleen Donaldson (first season)

Last year's record: 8-10

Key returning players: Bethanie Cook, Jr. (2B); Taylor Hensley, Jr. (SS); Kelsea Hilditch, Jr. (OF); Jen Schofield, Sr. (3B)

Key newcomers: Madyson Delaney, So. (OF, IF); Sarah Fleishmann, Fr. (OF); Ryan Gibson, Fr. (P); Emily Strawbridge, Jr. (1B, P)

Outlook: 'We are looking forward to an exciting year for the Bobcat softball team," head coach Kathleen Donaldson said. "We have a dynamic group of young women who love the game and desire to be the best they can be. Greatness is within each of these young ladies, and they are working hard to put it into action each day they hit the field."

C. Milton Wright

Head coach: Russell Kovach (sixth season)

Last year's record: 13-7

Key returning players: MacKenzie Fitzgerald, Sr. (3B, C); Lindsay Ibberson, Jr. (Util.); Emily Luzetsky, So. (OF, C); Katie Lydic, Jr. (P); Jordan Pross, Sr. (C, P); Payton Pross, So. (OF); Holli Rutkowski, Sr. (OF); Caroline Weimer, So. (1B)

Key newcomers: Kyralee Comeaux, So. (P, SS); Morgan Fulton, Fr. (P); Lauren Hufham, Jr. (SS); Catherine Kim, So. (2B); Ashley Krajewski, Fr. (OF, 3B); Jenny Lynch, So. (3B)

Outlook: After winning two straight 3A North regional titles in 2010 and 2011, the Mustangs saw their state tournament streak unceremoniously ended last season with a regional semifinal loss to North Harford. "For 2013, we look to rebound from a season where we under-performed with a revamped squad featuring a mix of strong returners and promising new players," head coach Russell Kovach said. "We look to compete with the two-time defending UCBAC champion Rising Sun for our the Chesapeake Division title, and then battle Eastern Tech, Bel Air and North Harford for the 3A North region title in May. Our schedule may be the most challenging of any Maryland softball team, and our ultimate goal is making it back to the state playoffs."

Edgewood

Head coach: Megan Meinert (third season)