The Vikings should not have much trouble scoring. Senior midfielder Abigail Corkum (William & Mary), junior midfielder Rachel Kehoe (UMBC) and sophomore attacker Marli Caplan will be difficult to slow down.
Corkum led the team with 61 goals and 15 assists last year. Kehoe scored 44 goals and dished out 22 assists. Caplan had 27 goals.
The Quakers will look for midfield help from juniors Lynne Cullen and Caitlin Donovan, sophomore Anne Marie Green and freshman Irene Lunt.
Senior Louise Foster will also be a big part of the attack.
Hudson thinks the depth and talent on defense will be as strong as last year. The unit features seniors Isabel Blalock and Kailie Saudek and junior Mackenzie Gerrity.
They’re protecting probably the best goalie in the league in senior Rose Woolson, a four-year starter who will play at Davidson next year.
2013 record: 1-9
Coach John Tucker's quote: "The girls are listening to the coaches, and they don't pretend to know everything."
Breakdown: With former Gilman and Loyola Blakefield coach Tucker now running the show, the Saints' fortunes are trending upward after last year's failed attempt to defend the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference championship, garnered by the unbeaten (16-0) squad in 2012.
The attack features junior Kelly Richter and a trio of sophomores, Alllie Clay, Lisa Licata and Kaitlin Woolsey.
Lutheran matched last season's win total when Woolsey pumped in a team-best three goals in an 8-4 triumph over St. Vincent Pallotti on March 20.
Senior twins Savannah and Lindsey Chamberlain and sophomore Victoria Kather use their speed to ignite transition from the midfield.
Senior defender Victoria Lake and her junior sidekicks Jenna Gregory, Carissa Smith and Adrianna Woodward protect junior goalie Lily Dickinson.
In his first tour as a girls head coach, Tucker is already seeing improvement in a team eager to learn and excel.
"I thought the girls played smarter and harder," in the win over Pallotti, he said. "I don't know how good we will be, but, by May, we'll be a better team."
2013 record: 11-5
Coach Jessica Randisi's quote: "Our midfield is fast and strong. Our attack is still figuring out a plan."
Breakdown: Sophomore Cara Baldwin and freshman Amanda Jenkins have big shoes to fill since inheriting the job of goaltending from current Johns Hopkins starter Caroline Federico.