Dulaney, hitter, senior
Last season, Amos was a big part of the offense that led the Lions to the Class 4A state title. Her coach says her power game has improved — and she was already one of the harder hitters in the area.
Broadneck, setter, junior
Maybe the best setter in the area as a sophomore, Beans will captain the defense of a team with great expectations. Beans spent a good portion of the offseason playing beach volleyball to refine her skills, and her coach says it has improved her game.
South River, hitter, senior
Carter was part of a tandem that made the Seahawks the surprise team in the area last year. Her versatility and smarts make her almost like another coach on the court, and her power game will lead the Hawks.
Severna Park, hitter, senior
Hoekstra led the Falcons to the Class 4A state final last year. Her coach said Hoekstra's strengths are versatility and leadership, and she will be counted on to tutor some of Severna Park's younger players.
Centennial, hitter, senior
The Eagles are dealing with a lot of change this year, but Kelley remains. Entering her fourth year on varsity, she will have to be the on-the-court leader of coach Mike Bossom's offense.
St. Paul's, hitter, senior
A preseason candidate for Player of the Year last season, Randolph injured her ACL in the second game and missed the rest of the season. Her power game and leadership will be crucial for the top-ranked Gators, who aim to repeat as IAAM A Conference champions.
Mount Hebron, hitter, senior