2012 record: 2-11, 3-12

Coach: Shelby Rhodes, first season

Returning starters: 2

Key losses: L Allie Cable* and OH Daria Hypolite

Top returners: Seniors Heidi Larsen (S), Sam Slebodnik (MH) and Marilyn Steyert (RS/DS).

Top newcomers: Sophomore Courtney Wilhelm (RS).

Scouting report: Larsen already has a year of seasoning under her belt, with 194 setter assists in 2012, but the key will be her rapport with Slebodnik and Steyert at the net. Cable may have been the best defensive player to ever wear a Scorpions uniform, and Hypolite led her team with 98 kills.

Key number: 800. Approximate number of career digs for Cable, who now plays for Lebanon Valley College.

Reservoir

2012 record: 7-6, 9-7

Coach: Jamie Bullock, first season

Returning starters: 7

Key losses: S Iulia Tath and DS Alexa Kelley

Top returners: Seniors Hannah Pinion (OH), Paige Foley (S) and Imani Clayton (MH); junior Maddy Belt^ (RS).

Top newcomers: Teresa DePinto (DS) and Barbara Kelley (DS).

Scouting report: Carole Ferrante, who stepped down after last season, led the Gators to a new era of prosperity, including a state title in 2007. And now, first-year coach Bullock will try to keep the team rolling forward. The offense should be very solid, with Pinion, Clayton and Belt receiving serves from Foley. Two newcomers, DePinto and Kelley, should strengthen the defense.

Key number: 2. Win-loss differential of Reservoir last year in sets. The Gators won 35 sets and lost 33.

River Hill

2012 record: 10-3, 12-4

Coach: Lynn Paynter, fourth season