Top returning point-getter: Taylor D'Amore, senior A (29, 49)

Other key returnees

Sammy Cermak, senior M (24, 11)

Sarah Taylor, senior M (43, 3)

Dene' DiMartino, sophomore M (35, 3)

Key newcomers

Haley Schweizer, freshman M

Caroline Federico, freshman G

Outlook: The past two seasons, the Blue Jays scored some big wins but also lost games they should not have, notably to American last season and UMBC the year before. Those losses kept them out of the NCAA tournament and Tucker's main goal is to improve consistency as well as game-day focus. In their final season in the ALC before going independent, the Blue Jays have a stalwart defense that boasts three full-time starters in the field and returning goalie KC Emerson. They also return the top five scorers, led by D'Amore, a second-team All-American. The attack is getting a bit of an overhaul with the addition of assistant coach Steele Stanwick, the 2011 Tewaaraton Award winner, who brings elements of the men's attacking style with more movement all around.

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Loyola

Patriot League

Last season: 11-9, NCAA second round

Coach: Jen Adams (sixth season, 64-31)

Top returning point-getter: Marlee Paton, senior M (39, 25)

Other key returnees

Annie Thomas, junior A (26-27)

Taryn VanThof, redshirt junior M (28, 18)

Molly Wolf, sophomore G

Key newcomers