Last season: 15-8, unranked
Postseason: 35th in 4A-3A state tournament
Outlook: Reservoir will have a balanced attack throughout their starting lineup, anchored by junior Mason Kilcarr (Howard County champion, regional runner-up) and sophomore Sam Rowell (Howard County and regional champion). With 10 starters back, prospects are high for the Gators this season.
10. Mount St. Joseph
Coach: Harry Barnabae
Last season: 4-3, unranked
Postseason: 7th in MIAA, 10th in MIS
Outlook: With a strong nucleus already returning, the Gaels will be further strengthened this season with the additions of Class 4A-3A champion Zeke Salvo (126), a junior transfer from Perry Hall, and freshman Logan Rill, the younger brother of two-time Maryland Independent Schools state champion Tyler Rill.
11. St. Paul's
Coach: Jay Braunstein
Last season: 17-4, No. 6
Postseason: 3rd in MIAA, 4th in MIS
Outlook: The Crusaders are younger than last season, with sophomore Ryan Friedman (45-9 and third at National Preps) and junior Jack Mutchnik (51-11, MIS champion and 5th at National Preps) leading the way. However, they also feature their first complete lineup in more than a decade.
12. Wilde Lake
Coach: Jeff Starnes
Last season: 12-4, No. 14
Postseason: 6th in 4A-3A state tournament