Outlook: With 13 seniors returning, the Seahawks look like the team to beat in a tough Anne Arundel County race. With plenty of leadership and team cohesion, they aim to avenge their regional semifinal loss to eventual state champion Severna Park and take back the state crown they won in 2010.

5. Bryn Mawr

Coaches: Wendy Kridel, Kim Simons


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Last season: 15-2, No. 4

Postseason: IAAM A Conference semifinalist

Outlook: After graduating a talented senior class, including goalkeeper Molly Wolf, from a team that lost only to McDonogh and Maryvale last season, the Mawrtians will be young. They have balance and better overall speed, as well as another strong keeper in Ellie DeGarmo.

6. Century

Coach: Becky Groves

Last season: 18-1, No. 3

Postseason: Class 3A-2A state champion

Outlook: The Knights graduated a pair of exceptional leaders, but they return nine starters and a handful of seniors who can handle those leadership roles. They also return four sophomores with state final experience, so look for the Knights to make a run at their seventh state title in 10 years.

7. Mount Hebron

Coach: Trish Derwart

Last season: 15-3, No. 10

Postseason: Class 3A-2A state semifinalist

Outlook: With 11 starters back, many of whom have played together since elementary school, the Vikings are the team to beat in Howard County. They are eager to add a 16th state title to their trophy case after going five years without a championship.

8. Severna Park

Coach: Carin Peterson

Last season: 19-2, No. 6

Postseason: Class 4A-3A state champion