Baseball

Coach: Ricky Hession

Last year’s record: 11-5

Key players: Dana McKay (sr., P/C); Troy Bogdahn (sr., INF/P); Cam Robinson (sr., INF); Drake Laughlin (sr., OF); Kyle Labrecque (sr., P/OF)

Key games: South Portland, Marshwood, Deering, Portland, Windham

Outlook: Graduation 2015 took a bite out of the Scots’ offense, but they return some talent, too. “Guys are going to have to step up,” says Hession, “[but] we should be pretty strong…Our leadership and team unity is very strong, and that will need to continue for us to have success this year.”

Boys Lacrosse

Coach: Andrew Slefinger

Last year’s record: 3-9

Key players: Tanner McClure, Jared Leclerc, Spencer Shields, Zack Brannon, Aaron Rae, Ben Steeves

Key games: Noble, Massabesic, Biddeford

Outlook: Graduation in June swiped 12 seniors from the Scots’ roster, and replacing them “won’t be easy,” as Slefinger says. “However, I’m confident we have guys willing to accept the challenge. Each practice, the guys have been focused and determined.” One of Bonny Eagle’s main aims early has been developing chemistry. “As a coaching staff, we are excited to see how things shake out once the games start rolling. This season we have one goal on our mind, make it to the postseason.”

Girls Lacrosse

Coach: Judy Martin

Last year’s record: 3-9

Key players: Desiree Wright (M), Megan McIntosh (D), Catherine Biegel (M), Natalie Bushy (M)

Key games: South Portland, Sanford

Outlook: The Scots have a couple goals for 2016 – namely, to improve on last season’s record and make the playoffs. To those ends, the team returns a strong midfield. They look forward to their early-season matchup with South Portland, which should set a tone for the remainder of their schedule, and their bout later on with Sanford, where Martin has coached in the past.

Outdoor Track

Coaches: Chris Strout (boys head), Andrea Johnson (girls head)

Key athletes: John Vedral, Jake Cook, Michael O’Clair, Trevor Neal, Joe Elsemiller, Elisabeth Redwood, Anna Weyand, Ami Beaumier, Sabria Merrifield, Kialeigh Marston

Outlook: The Gentlemen Scots look to improve on last year’s record. Cook will anchor the throws for the team, while Vedral and O’Clair hold down the sprints and Neal leads the distance pack. Elsemiller is a strong pole vaulter. “We look to be competitive in most meets,” says Johnson. “With some football players coming out, the Scots look to be a more powerful, explosive mix than in the past.” The Lady Scots have the potential to win it all, as they’ve been near the top of the pack in many recent championships. “The girls are looking for a top-five finish in the State,” says Johnson. Redwood logged an excellent indoor season, and Beaumier and Marston are high-caliber distance runners. Finally, “with some young freshman talent and several veteran seniors, we’re looking to be competitive in several of our relay teams,” Johnson says.

Softball

Coach: Chad Strout

Last year’s record: 4-12

Key players; Ashlyn Wintle, Breanna Lifland, Sarah Champagne

Key games: Scarborough, TA

Outlook: “A lot of teams counted us out last year,” says Strout. “I believe our record didn’t reflect our talent very well. This year we hope to surprise people…We’ll be competitive and aggressive this season. We’ll focus on one game at a time and look to improve after each game.” The 2016 Scots boast seven seniors, so leadership no doubt exists to bring the squad together. Strout looks forward to his girls’ matchup with mighty Scarborough – their first of the year – because it will show the team where they stand and reveal their weaknesses, what they need to work on. Later in the season, Bonny Eagle’s matchup with the equally intimidating TA, long Scarborough’s chief rival in the South, will show the Scots how far they’ve come, and direct them where to go next.

Boys Tennis

Coach: Hossein Miremadi

Last year’s record: 3-9

Key players: Ryan Moody, Aiden Rausch

Key games: Massabesic, Westbrook, Sanford, Marshwood

Outlook: “The Scots will look to the leadership of lone senior Devin Borchard to stay competitive in Class A,” says Miremadi. “Young players Aiden Rausch, Ryan Moody and Max Harris will need to step up in order for the Scots to make a playoff push.”

Girls Tennis

Coach: Mitch Ouellet (first year)

Last year’s record: 3-9

Key players: Katie Bearor, CiCi Deakin, Destiny Pecoraro, Amber Anderson

Key matches: Windham, Massabesic, Gorham

Outlook: Ouellet aims to sharpen his squad as the season progresses, and their ultimate aim is to make the playoffs. The Scots return many a player from last year’s team, but remain young overall. “We have booming interest in our program,” Ouellet says. “We hope to build on this and be competitive in Class A.”

Dana McKay, seen here taking a cut in a bout with Deering last year, returns to the field for the Scots this spring.

Natalie Bushy unwinds into a throw vs. Cheverus last spring. Bushey returns, a central figure for the Lady Scots, this year.