Outlook: The Mawrtians will play a demanding out-of-league schedule to prepare for a possible third straight B title. Playmaking midfielder Riley Barger is one of nine starters back.
Coach: Rick Testerman
Last season: 12-2, No. 13
Postseason: Class 4A North semifinalist
Outlook: With 12 seniors including seven returning starters, the Gators are stockpiled with experienced talent. One setback is the loss of leading their scorer, midfielder Preslie Quaranta, who's out with a knee injury.
Coach: John Camm
Last season: 12-4, No. 15
Postseason: Class 4A East semifinalist
Outlook: In the hunt in Anne Arundel, the Bruins will play fast and technical with the necessary talent to match up with the likes of Severna Park and South River.
OTHERS CONSIDERED: Bel Air (11-5, unranked), Century (8-4-2, No. 14), Chesapeake-AA (12-4,unranked), Loch Raven (12-6, unranked), Manchester Valley (9-4-2, unranked), Notre Dame Prep (8-7-1, unranked), South Carroll (10-1-2, unranked)