Key losses: OH Trisha Mockapetris* and S Lexi White-Torruellas*

Top returners: Seniors Jessie Link* (MH), Kristen Ritchie (OH/RS) and Katie Havlik (MH/RS); junior Meghan Kelley^ (OH).

Top newcomers: Junior Chloe Attram (MH/RS), sophomore Emily Allen (OH/RS) and freshman Camryn Allen (DS/OH).

Scouting report: The 14-time state champion Eagles have lost twice in the state finals in the past three seasons, which doesn't sit well in Ellicott City. Although Player of the Year Mockapetris and setter White-Torruellas (564 assists) will be tough to replace, Centennial returns as much experience as any team in the league. Link was a first-team all-county middle hitter and paired with Havlik gives the Eagles an intimidating front row. Ritchie and Kelley are both versatile and athletic, and a strong group of newcomers — Chloe Attram, Emily Allen and Camryn Allen — will help fill in the blanks.

Key number: 18. Consecutive matches won by Centennial last season before falling in the state finals to North Hagerstown.

Glenelg

2012 record: 10-3, 12-4, 2A South regional finalist

Coach: Jason Monjes, first season

Returning starters: 4

Key losses: S Camryn Long* and OH Erin Jollota

Top returners: Seniors Molly Calvert (MH) and Morgan Perry* (OH); juniors Sarah Girard (OH/RS) and Lauren Wright (MH).

Top newcomers: Junior Julia Berry (L); sophomores Rachael Girard (S) and Molly Jordan (MH/OH).

Scouting report: Sarah Girard's younger sister, Rachael, moves from libero to setter to replace Long, a graduated first-team all-county selection, while newcomer Berry will lead the defense as libero. Between Perry, Sarah Girard, Calvert and Wright, the Gladiators should be blessed with one of the most formidable offensive attacks in the league.

Key number: 114. Combined blocks by the trio of Calvert (50), Wright (36) and Perry (28) last season.

Hammond

2012 record: 0-13, 1-15

Coach: Anne Corey, first season

Returning starters: 4

Key losses: L Marina Loayza

Top players: Seniors Shawntel King (S/OH), Meagan Hitesman (S/OH) and Nelli Balkarova (DOH); sophomore Catie Chervenak (S/DS).