Outlook: A disappointing fall for the Knights ended with 11 senior graduating, so this season is a fresh start of sorts. Martin had three goals and two assists in 2015, making her the leading returning scorer. "Their attitude and dedication makes me excited for the upcoming season," Goodwin said via email.
Outlook: A 1-6 county record didn't mean much when the Eagles soared all the way to the regional final and took Man Valley to penalty strokes. FSK lost its top scorer to graduation in Goodman, but Rohwein had four goals and four assists in 2015. "The enthusiasm and desire to go farther this season is tremendous," Knights said via email.
Outlook: The Lions became county title contenders last fall for the first time in two decades, and this fall they want to maintain that status. To help, Miller (12 goals, 10 assists) is one of several key returners for Liberty. She earned Times first-team all-county honors in 2015.
Outlook: Duryea guided the Mavs to the 1A state semifinals last fall, and this season she gets a few of North Carroll's all-county players from 2015 in Harmon and Wood. Also, several North Carroll players have joined the mix. Gone is Cappadora, the reigning Times Player of the Year. Duryea said via email the team has "merged together beautifully."
Coach: Julie Radnoff, 1st year
Last year's record: 4-10, 3-4 county
First game: Sept. 6 at Mount de Sales, 4
Key losses: Abby Barna, Keriann McTavish
Key returners: Tessa Corio, senior MF; Kaitlyn Ensko, senior D; Madi Radnoff, junior MF; Taylor Trieschman, junior D.
Outlook: Radnoff comes up from junior varsity and takes over for Gayle Taylor as Cavs' varsity coach. And she has daughter Madi coming back after a Times first-team all-county sophomore season. The midfielder led South Carroll in scoring with three goals and four assists.
Outlook: A regional title likely felt bittersweet after the Owls lost in the 3A state final last season. That "young and inexperienced" team now has eight starters returning, led by Times first-team all-county picks in Moore (38 points) and Dudley (29). "I am extremely excited to see what this team will bring," Corson said via email.
Outlook: Erlichman, taking over for Laurie Moody Naill, inherits a Falcons squad with six returning seniors, and few impact players at that. Chiavacci led WM in scoring last fall with 11 goals and seven assists. Winters Mill returns nine players from last fall.