Players to watch
Adama Aja, Seton Keough, Senior, Hitter
Samatha Brostrom, Centennial, Senior, Outside hitter
Liz Brown, Centennial, Senior, Hitter
Casey Giovannazzi, Catonsville, Senior, Setter
Carli Converse, Severna Park, Senior, Outside hitter
Rachael Holehouse, Fallston, Junior, Outside hitter
Sami Moran, South River, Senior, Libero
Allie Reed, Century, Senior, Setter
Megan Rosburg, River Hill, Senior, Outside hitter
Hannah Schmidt, Mount de Sales Academy, Senior, Outside hitter
Games to watch
No. 10 Severna Park at No. 3 Towson, Friday: Two of area’s best public squads kick off season.
No. 3 Mount de Sales at No. 1 River Hill, Sept. 7: Hawks get early challenge to No. 1 ranking from last year’s top squad.
No. 5 Fallston at No. 9 Mount Hebron, Sept. 15: Defending UCBAC champ Cougars face off with upstart Vikings.
No. 3 Mount de Sales at No. 7 Seton Keough, Sept. 18: Gators look for revenge in rematch of last season’s IAAM A championship game.
Bulldog Invitational at North Caroline, Sept. 25: No. 3 Mount de Sales, No. 4 Towson, No. 6 South River and defending Class 4A state champ Broadneck head across the Bay Bridge for state’s premier tourney.
No. 2 Centennial at No. 1 River Hill, Sept. 28: No. 1 possibly at stake as well as inside track to Howard County title.
No. 8 Arundel at No. 6 South River, Oct. 14: First of several matches that will help decide Anne Arundel County champion.
No. 10 Severna Park at No. 8 Arundel, Oct. 18: Wildcats look for payback for sweep last regular season.
No. 9 Mount Hebron at No. 1 River Hill, Oct. 19: Hawks get another tough challenge in Howard County league.
No. 10 Severna Park at No. 6 South River, Oct. 28: Seahawks hope to avenge loss to Falcons in 4A East Region semifinals last fall.