Key newcomers: Lindsay Bowler, Fr. (2B); Ashley Leavens, Fr. (3B); Kaitlyn Vane, Jr. (SS, 2B)

Outlook: Last year's Susquehanna Division champ, the Cobras will have to deal with a much tougher schedule this time around, as they were promoted to the Chesapeake Division. "We expect to have a decent season," veteran head coach Fred Mongan said. "We're just looking forward to a great year of softball."

Havre de Grace

Head coach: Nicole Lowenstein (first year)


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Last year's record: 13-8

Key returning players: Taylor Smith, So. (1B); Megan Thompson, Jr. (P)

Key newcomers: Lindsey Fenner, Jr. (3B); Kateri Peters, So. (OF)

Outlook: "Our focus is on solid fundamentals and aggressive play," Lowenstein said of the 2013 Warriors. "We will not be a team that beats itself this year. We will be aggressive in every aspect of our game and look to capitalize on other team's mistakes. We have really worked on instilling a relentless mentality throughout all of our players. With this approach to each and every game this year, I believe we will be a tough team to beat."

John Carroll

Head coach: Jack Westermeyer

Last year's record: N/A

Key returning players: N/A

Key newcomers: N/A

Outlook: The John Carroll coaching staff did not supply information for this preview

Joppatowne

Head coach: Bill Anderson (first season)

Last year's record: N/A

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