Ashley Briggs, Scarborough senior guard: In her fourth year on the varsity, Briggs is clearly the leader of the Red Storm. She averaged 13.4 points and 3.9 assists last season, and has accepted a scholarship to play at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Abby Dubois, Old Orchard Beach senior forward: A stat stuffer of first order and leader of one of the top Class C teams, Dubois was among the Western Maine Conference leaders a year ago with 15.4 points (seventh), 9.5 rebounds (fourth), and 4.8 steals (first) per game.

Emily Esposito, Gorham sophomore guard: One of the most dynamic players in the SMAA, Esposito averaged 17.6 points and 9.1 rebounds last season. She handles the ball well and can go inside as well as anyone.

Maddie Hasson, South Portland junior guard: Hasson comes back bigger and stronger, which means trouble for opposing teams in the SMAA. She can hit from beyond the 3-point line or drive to the basket. The 5-foot-11 Hasson averaged 14.1 points per game last season.

Jillian Libby, Cheverus senior guard: Libby is the Stags’ best scorer and most versatile player, capable of hitting from the outside or driving to the basket. She is relentless on defense and has earned a scholarship to Division I New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Victoria Lux, Thornton Academy senior forward: The 6-foot-1 Lux transferred from McAuley, where she averaged 13.2 points and an SMAA-high 9.2 rebounds a year ago. Strong inside, she can also hit the mid-range jumper. She has accepted a scholarship to Division II Bentley University.

Ashley Storey, Greely senior center: The 6-foot-3 Storey has accepted a scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. She is more than just an inside player; she’s also capable of bringing the ball up the court against the press or hitting from the outside. Storey averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds last season.

Shannon Todd, York junior guard: Todd missed much of last season because of an illness but averaged more than 20 points per game when she returned. She is athletic and strong, capable of hitting the outside jumper or powering inside. A strong defensive player as well, she averaged 3.8 steals.

Maria Valente, Gray-New Gloucester senior guard: A three-year all-Western Maine Conference selection, Valente averaged 15.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.6 steals a year ago. The Patriots’ offense starts with her, as does their defensive pressure.

Jess Willerson, McAuley junior center: The 6-foot-1 Willerson transferred from Cheverus, where she averaged 17.8 points and 9.0 rebounds as the SMAA’s dominant inside threat. She has good all-around skills and provides not only an inside presence but leadership.

– Mike Lowe and Steve Craig, staff writers