Quick stroke: IAAM A Conference champs look for repeat after halting Garrison Forest’s bid for a three-peat last fall.
2. Severna Park (16-2)
Player to watch: Madeline Ross, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Anne Arundel power is retooled and primed to win a 20th state title under coach Lil Shelton.
3. Garrison Forest School (17-2-2)
Player to watch: Cody Magness, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Grizzlies will be in hunt for third IAAM A crown in four years
4. South River (16-2)
Player to watch: Stacey Mackintosh, Jr., Defender
Quick stroke: Seahawks out to take next step after losing to Severna Park in region finals last fall.
5. Westminster (18-1)
Player to watch: Emily Colliflower, Sr., Goalie
Quick stroke: The Owls look for redemption after a shot at perfection was ruined by Severna Park in last year’s Class 4A state finals.
6. Fallston (16-3)
Player to watch: Christina Conrad, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Cougars seek fourth state championship and 13th overall, led by Drexel University-commit and Futures Elite performer Conrad.
7. Broadneck (14-2)
Player to watch: Paige Duncan, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Bruins ready for run at Class 4A state crown after being denied by South River in East Regionals last year.
8. Hereford (16-2)
Players to watch: Allie Hackbarth, Sr., Forward/Attack; Gabby Vorwald, Sr., Defense; Marisa Betsill, Jr., Goalie
Quick stroke: With new coach in Tammy Mundie, young Bulls look defend Class 3A state crown.
9. Century (17-2)
Player to watch: Jill Remenapp, Sr., Midfielder
Quick stroke: Knights look to get over championship hump after falling in state finals two of last three seasons..
10. Glenelg (16-3)
Player to watch: Alyssa Parker, Jr., Forward
Quick stroke: Led by Future Elite performer Parker, Gladiators seek seventh Final Four trip in last 11 seasons.
11. Notre Dame Prep (14-5-1)
Players to watch: Kelsey Gahan, Sr., Midfielder; Anne Federico, So., Attack; Elise Liberto, Jr., Attack; Meaghan Smith, Jr., Attack; Lauren Young, Jr., Midfielder; Erin Seipp, Sr., Attack
Quick stroke: Blazers will be in the mix in deep IAAM A Conference.
12. Dulaney (13-4)
Player to watch: Karen Smith, Sr., Defender
Quick stroke: Lions set to challenge Hereford for supremacy in Baltimore County.
13. Winters Mill (11-4)
Player to watch: Sydney Trentzsch, So., Midfielder
Quick stroke: Falcons look to breakthrough in 2010 after losing to rival Century in Class 2A West Region semifinals last fall.
14. McDonogh School (16-2)
Player to watch: Danielle Grassi, So., Forward/Midfield
Quick stroke: Eagles make move into IAAM A after winning last three B crowns
15. Patterson Mill (14-3)
Player to watch: Gabby Brooks, Sr., Goalie
Quick stroke: Huskies hoping for an encore after advancing to Class 1A state Final Four in 2009.
16. C. Milton Wright (10-4-1)
Player to watch: Danielle King, Jr., Forward/Midfielder
Quick stroke: Mustangs set to challenge Fallston for UCBAC crown.
17. Howard (11-5)
Player to watch: Caroline Sullivan, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Lions look to bounce back after disappointing playoff exit last fall.
18. Mount Hebron (9-9)
Player to watch: Jenna Boarman, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Vikings should be factor in Howard County after reaching Class 3A state semifinals last season.
19. South Carroll (11-4)
Player to watch: Erin Stifler, Jr., Forward
Quick stroke: Cavaliers look to challenge Century and Winters Mill in Carroll County league.
20. River Hill (8-4)
Player to watch: Paige Decker, Sr., Forward
Quick stroke: Hawks look to challenge in deep Howard County league.