Brunswick

The young Dragons lost some strong players but may have enough talent to defend their Class A state title. 

Falmouth

A talented group that expects to be contenders for the state championship. Falmouth is loaded with premier players, and returns goalie Elizabeth Estabrook, a senior who had nine shutouts a year ago. 

Georges Valley

The Buccaneers, who are due to merge with Rockland and compete in Eastern Class B next season, are missing just three starters from an unbeaten club that captured the Class C state title a year ago. 

Gorham

A perennial contender with depth, the Rams lost some key players but have a young core ready to step in and keep the program from missing a beat. 

Greely

A potent offense, led by Kelly Burrell, the reigning regional scoring leader, should keep the Rangers in contention in Western Class A. 

North Yarmouth Academy

Much of the offense is gone from a year ago, but an experienced nucleus should keep the Panthers in the mix in Western Class C. 

Scarborough

An experienced team looking to do some damage in the playoffs after a disappointing exit early last fall. Scarborough’s offense begins in the midfield, where two of the top players in the state — Cortney Hughes and Margaret Palmer — will provide feeds and direction. 

Thornton Academy

Fast and skilled, with a corps of returning players, may be the team to beat in the SMAA. Fourteen players return, including aggressive goalie Sydney Proctor. 

Windham

A competitive team with a strong defense that should help keep them in the mix. Several opposing teams point to this group as one to watch. 

York

Despite losing some key players, an experienced defense should keep the Wildcats in contention for their third trip to the Class B state final in four seasons. 

— Jenn Menendez and Paul Betit