Coach: Bridget Lane
Last year’s record: 8-10
Key returning players: Grace Ann Conti, Kathryn Gibb, Marisa Agganis, Chelsea Burke, Madeline Cannon
Newcomers: Cassidy Troy, Brynn Beaudoin
Strengths: Offense. The Royals have averaged 17.5 goals per game through two games.
Concerns: Defense: The Royals have allowed 16.0 goals per game through two games.
First game: Georgetown beat Lynnfield 17-15 April 1.
Coach: Catherine Batchelder
Last year’s record: 10-5
Key returning players: Meri Adsit, Kelly Conway, Julia Kipp, Carly Kouvaris, Kate McCauley, Jill Oulette, Ali Peffer, Brenna Williams
Newcomers: Livie Couturier, Olivia Kearney, Mary Pettigrew
Strengths: Strong leadership in class, skilled new players.
Concerns: Speed and depth in the midfield.
Coach’s outlook: “The team is working very hard and despite the weather conditions we are ahead of where we started last season. We have a veteran attack and we are working very hard to improve our midfield.”
First game: Newburyport beat Danvers 19-9 April 1.
Coach: Rachel Abdulla
Last year’s record: 7-8
Key returning players: Tori Spofford, Kristen Fitzgerald, Julianna Grim, Tori Ruggerio, Liza Brackbill, Jackie Brennan, Audrey Moolic, Sarah Wiles, Ana Moura Cook, Samantha Fiore
Newcomers: Natalie Scott, Maddie McDonagh, Danika Bruce, Maddie Begin, Julie Stasiuk, Alyson Ruzycky, Cammie Balentine
Strengths: Strong core of returning players.
Concerns: Short roster.
Coach’s outlook: “We’re looking forward to improving on last year’s record and having some fun.”
First game: Pentucket beat Triton 13-8 April 1.
Coach: Stacey Beaulieu
Last year’s record: 1-17
Key returning players: Meg Hickey, Harley Wood, Caroline Baniont
Newcomers: Kaitlyn Muldowney, Meghan Muldowney, Nickie Sullivan
Strengths: Youth and energy.
Concerns: Lack of winning experience.
Coach’s outlook: “Our youth and energy is our strength, but it could also be our downfall. We had a tough season last year, and we are looking to make a statement that we are not that team this year. The players have been working hard, and that will show in how competitive we will be this year.”
First game: Today at Haverhill