2012 record: 12-4

Coach Jack Crawford's quote: "We're a young team that has taken a workmanlike approach. We don't have a lot of highly visible all-stars. We're more of a blue-collar team."

Breakdown: As the Dons showed in a 15-5 victory over Philadelphia rival Penn Charter on March 8, they have enough firepower for a return to the conference championship.

In that game, starting senior attackmen Devin Minamata (Villanova), Tyler Llewellyn and Kevin Jackson accounted for 11 goals and four assists. Sophomore Alex Roener figures to be part of the rotation.

Still, there's production to be had from senior Tim Nordbrook and sophomore midfield running mates Ryan Conrad (Virginia) and Jack Lombardo. The second line features juniors Chris Anderson and Mike Alderman and freshman Cole Williams.

Faceoff specialist Kevin O'Toole helps the Dons win time-of-possession wars.

Senior shortstick defenders Victor Licata and Bennett Bradley (Army) will join junior longstick Mike Meuer and sophomore Grant Gilmore on the defensive midfield unit.

Behind them, seniors Cole Luthy and Mike Freiji and juniors Ryan Gilliss and Parker Sessions man the close defense in front of Acie Newton and sophomore classmate Peter Juzwiak in the goal.

"This team knows that with less experience, they have to work much harder," Crawford said.

Dulaney

2012 record: 10-7

Coach Kristi Korrow's quote: "We had 12 seniors we lost from last year's team."

Breakdown: The Lions won't rebuild; They will just reload.

Dulaney boasts another large senior class with a whopping 11 on the roster.

And it's one talented group.

Ten team members have committed to play college lacrosse.

"I have some kids who are really hungry," said Kurrow, whose team lost to Catsonville, 13-10, in the Class 4A North Region last year. "Some of the seniors are really stepping up and showing what they can do. So I think that will work to our advantage. "

Dulaney appears strongest in goal with seniors Caroline Meegan (Boston) and Becca Katzen (Oregon).

"Caroline has split time the last two years," Kurrow said. "Now, she's ready to take control of the cage."

Meegan will be relying on a defense to protect her that is spearheaded by seniors Corinne Wood (Washington and Lee), Nia Marrow (Mount Union), Gina Legaluppi (Limestone) and Jaelin Porter (Howard).