Programs in the Top 15 with new coaches this year: No. 1 River Hill (Lynn Paynter), No. 4 Fallston (Ali Winaker) and No. 12 Severna Park (Dave Verostic).
Number of area schools that participated in the state semifinals last year — almost half of the total of 16.
The number of state championships won by Howard County's Centennial, more than any other state school.