13. St. Frances
Last season: 10-16, unranked
Postseason: IAAM A Conference quarterfinals
Outlook: With four returning starters and more depth, as well as speed and quickness at every position, the Panthers could be the most improved team in an IAAM A Conference field that appears even more competitive than usual.
14. South River
Coach: Mike Zivic
Last season: 19-5, unranked
Postseason: Class 4A East regional finals
Outlook: The Seahawks lost three starters, but they return one of Anne Arundel County's best players in guard Bre Bolden. They don't have a lot of height, but with their speed and potential to create turnovers, they should make a run at the county crown.
Coach: Reggie Leach
Last season: 17-7, No. 10
Postseason: Class 4A East semifinals
Outlook: The defending Anne Arundel County champions lost key players, including All-Metro guard Imani Bailey, but a lot of girls return with varsity experience and that should give the Mustangs a chance to repeat.
Others considered: Broadneck (16-7, unranked), Howard (17-8, unranked), John Carroll (23-3, No. 12), Oakland Mills (19-5, unranked), St. Mary's (15-7, unranked), Severna Park (9-15, unranked)