Last season: 14-3, No. 9
Postseason: Class 4A-3A East regional semifinalist
Outlook: With 10 seniors and seven starters back, the Bruins have the leadership, balance and depth to contend in what is shaping up to be a battle royale in Anne Arundel County and the East region with South River, Severna Park and Annapolis.
10. C. Milton Wright
Coach: Brent Ritz
Last season: 14-5, No. 15
Postseason: Class 3A-2A state semifinalist
Outlook: The Mustangs return nine starters and have solid players back all over the field, including dominating midfielder Abby Smucker and goalie Heather McKee. With several promising youngsters, too, the Mustangs are the team to beat in Harford County.
11. Marriotts Ridge
Coach: Natalie Gaieski
Last season: 17-1, No. 7
Postseason: Class 3A-2A East regional finalist
Outlook: The Mustangs will be itching to reclaim the regional championship they lost last season to archrival Mount Hebron. With seven starters returning, including standout midfielder Zoe Stukenberg, they also have talented younger players ready to assume regular roles.
Coach: Renie Sotiropoulos
Last season: 9-11, No. 14
Postseason: IAAM A Conference quarterfinalist