Northeast Conference

Last season: 9-6, no NCAA tournament

Coach: Tom Gravante (17th season, 115-137)

Top returning scorer

Andrew Scalley, junior A (38, 14)

Other key returnees

Brett Schmidt, senior A (34, 16)

Bryant Schmidt, senior M (19, 9)

Daniel Stranix, junior M (13, 9)

Kevin Downs, junior D (14 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers)

Key newcomers

Caleb Holt, junior A

Kyle Bryant, freshman D

Braedon Graham, freshman M

Outlook: For the second year in a row, the Mountaineers' path to the NCAA tournament must come via an at-large bid because an automatic qualifier from the Northeast Conference won't come into play until next season. Defense is the biggest question mark, especially whether sophomore Chris Klaiber can succeed T.C. DiBartolo. An offense that averaged 12.1 goals per game last spring is stocked once again.


Patriot League

Last season: 4-9, no NCAA tournament

Coach: Rick Sowell (first season; 13th season overall, 86-81)

Top returning scorer