The Lions figure to score plenty of goals with senior attackers Lauren Bundick
(Winthrop), Kelsey Swanson (Lenoir Rhyne) and Sarah Dorl (San Diego) and junior attacker Maddie Manzoni leading the way.
Bundick led the team in scoring last year
Seniors Kaeli O'Connor (Syracuse), Natalie Tinkham (Marymount) and Allison Kennelly and sophomore Ali Collie will anchor the midfield.
2012 record: 13-4
Coach Anne Ensor's quote: "Our defense has experience playing at this level. "We have some speed and height on attack so hopefully they will use that to their advantage. "
Breakdown: Seniors Jackie Howard (Mount St. Mary's), Emily May (Lehigh), Alex Gianotti and Caitlin Abbott and junior Hana Tankersley all have extensive varsity experience and should be the backbone of the team along with senior goalie MC Abbott and freshman Cassidy Nozemak.
Seniors Kendra Herbaner and Melissa Meehing and sophomore Lucy Reider will also help out on defense.
Senior Parrisa Sakinejad (Florida Southern) is the veteran of the midfield that includes juniors Jessie Lynch, Sarah Ashwood and Casey Kotchenreuter, sophomores Meghan Anderson, Noelle Funk and Caroline May (Florida) and freshman Rachel Karwacki.
Funk returns to the starting lineup after missing last season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee.
Although 2012 leading scorer Jessica Wojciechowski (39 goals) graduated, senior MacKenzie Lange (37 goals) was the second leading scorer.
She leads an attack that includes seniors Lacey Aghazarian (Drexel), Sarah Matanin (Washington College), Marisa Cole and Maura Monti (St. Joseph's) and juniors Lacey Brown, Layne Litsinger and Brooke Kovinsky and sophomore Maria Collacchi.
2012 record: 10-7
Coach Tracy Hanley's quote: "I'm sure we will get back there (state semifinals) again."
Breakdown: Deep playoff runs are an annual thing for the Raiders.
Loch Raven has won four straight Class 2A-1A North Region championships under Hanley, who is 43-20 in five seasons.
The Raiders, however, are still chasing that elusive state title. They lost in the final four last year and the state championship game the
previous two seasons. All three defeats came to Winters Mill, of Carroll County.