Howard, hitter, senior
As the engine behind the No. 3 Lions’ offense, the 2012 All-Howard County first-team pick will be counted on to deliver the kills that the team needs to compete in a very tough league. Biniak finished with 166 kills last season, and she also had 27 blocks and 168 digs.
South River, hitter, junior
A great athlete who has already verbally committed to Penn State for lacrosse, Carter provides the power for the No. 11 Seahawks’ offense. Dominant at the net, she finished with 137 kills last year.
Arundel, hitter, senior
Known for her upbeat personality, Orr leads by example and will be counted on — along with her twin sister, Brittany — to tutor younger players this season. Her blocks and kills will be key for the No. 1 Wildcats to remain the Baltimore area’s top team.
Arundel, setter, senior
Wildcats coach Ashley Yuscavage said Orr’s a great leader because she has an edge to her game. Her sets — 477 assists in 2012 — have been a major reason for Arundel’s success in the past two seasons.
South River, setter, senior
An opposing coach said this summer that Pierson is the best high school setter in the state. The Seahawks will rely on the veteran to captain their high-powered offense this season as they look to take the next step in Anne Arundel County.
St. Paul’s, hitter, junior
A Division I prospect, the 2012 All-Metro second-team selection is the undisputed leader of the No. 2 Gators this season. A complete player, most of the offense will flow through Randolph as St. Paul’s seeks its first IAAM title since 2007.
Bel Air, setter, senior