Outlook: The Greyhounds have not lost a Patriot League game since they joined the conference in 2014 and have been to the NCAA tournament six straight years. To keep those streaks alive, they must fill two big holes on defense after graduating second-team All-America defender Maddy Lesher and All-Patriot League goalie Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr), both four-year starters. Mathis, a three-year starter, likely will step in to anchor the defense while three other veterans, Taylor O'Connell, Amy Abdalla and Kristen Yanchoris (Century), also return to the field unit. For the past few years, the defense has been the key to the Greyhounds' success — allowing just 8.55 goals a year ago. Now, a more seasoned attack should add to the 10.25 goals the team averaged last season. Still, look for a balanced offense. Adams said one of their strengths should be their ability to spread the ball around, so opposing offenses can't target one or two players. The Greyhounds, who continue to play a tough schedule that includes Florida, Penn State, Syracuse and Virginia, open at home against Johns Hopkins on Feb. 22.