North Harford

Head coach: Cara Testerman (first season)

Last year's record: 16-5

Key returning players: Allison Meil, Jr. (C); Alexis Lyttle, So. (3B, P); Amanda Roberts, Sr. (P, 1B)


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Key newcomers: Kaitlyn Horsey, Jr. (SS, P); Rebecca Simon, Jr. (OF, C)

Outlook: "Even though the varsity program suffered a loss of eight seniors after the 2012 season, the 2013 season is looking beyond hopeful," first-year skipper Cara Testerman said. "Our team is full of positive, young, talented players that, in my opinion, will give the Chesapeake Division a run for its money. We are equipped with strong pitcher and catcher combos that I expect to lead our team to a winning season."

Patterson Mill

Head coach: Kevin Andrews (first season)

Last year's record: 9-12

Key returning players: Karla Belcastro, Sr. (2B); Becca Borowski, So. (3B); Danielle Dahl, Sr. (OF); Sam Denson, So. (C); Isabel Emanuel, Sr. (SS); Hailey Horton, So. (P); Alicia Hruz, Sr. (1B)

Key newcomers: Kate Thompson, Jr. (OF)

Outlook: 'With a strong senior class, and a talented blend of juniors and sophomores, this team should compete for the Susquehanna Division title," head coach Kevin Andrews said. "This team consists of the largest number of returners with varsity experience in school history. The combination of talent and experience will hopefully lead to success on the field."