• PLAYERS

Raechel Allen, senior, Portland, forward: Telegram All-State forward with 33 goals last year.

Monica Aaskov, senior, Falmouth, defense: Telegram All-State selection and the Yachtsmen leader returns.

Emily Brassley, senior, Biddeford, goalie: Had a breakout season last year, leading Tigers to West title game.

Megan Fortier, senior, Falmouth, defense: 2010 All-State player who has transferred back from NYA.

Nicci Heroux, senior, York, forward: Telegram All-State forward with 22 goals last season, many on breakaways.

Devan Kane, sophomore, Scarborough, goalie: Telegram All-State selection with 1.19 goals-against average.

Sarah LaQuerre, senior, Cheverus, defense: All-West first-team pick who will quarterback the Stags.

Sarah Martens, junior, Scarborough, forward: All-West second-team pick and one of several returning forwards.

Rachel Moroney, junior, Brunswick, forward: All-East second-team selection, leading a building program.

Ariel Potter, sophomore, Yarmouth, forward: All-East second-team pick after a breakout freshman year.

Jenna Roy, senior, Biddeford, forward: All-West first-team selection who is a constant threat to score.

Katie Roy, junior, Cheverus, forward: All-West first-team selection who will be called on to be a leader.

Emma Seymour, senior, Greely, goalie: All-East second-team pick and a backbone to the Rangers’ defense.

Tori Stocks, junior, York, defense: All-West second-team pick and strong skater who can neutralize opponents.

Paige Tuller, junior, Greely, forward: All-East second-team pick who is part of a deep group of Greely forwards.

TEAMS

• York

Last season: 15-4-2, West champion

Outlook: The Wildcats return nine regulars, including leading scorer Nicci Heroux, top defenseman Tori Stocks and solid goalie Olivia Drew. York may not have its usual depth but has talent to contend.

• Greely

Last season: 12-7-1, East runner-up

Outlook: With 15 returning players, the Rangers look to return to the East title game. They are led by goalie Emma Seymour, and a lot of potential points from forwards Paige Tuller, Meg Finlay and CeCi Hodgkins.

• Falmouth

Last season: 8-10

Outlook: The Yachtsmen may have the strongest defensive corps with Monica Aaskov, Megan Fortier and Alyse Bazinet. Last year’s backup goalie, Kirsten Mazur, looks ready.

• Cheverus

Last season: 11-7-1, West semifinalist

Outlook: The Stags return their best defender (Sarah LaQuerre) and forward (Katie Roy), and freshman goalie Allie Spinney could steal some games. The Stags need others to help score goals.

• Scarborough

Last season: 12-5-2, West semifinalist

Outlook: All-star Abby Rutt transferred to New Hampton (N.H.) prep school but most of the Red Storm return, including forward Sarah Martens, defenseman Sam Nabo, and goalies Devan Kane and Shannon Hicks.

— Kevin Thomas