Mackenzie Aleva, Noble senior catcher: A first-team all-SMAA pick last year, Aleva hit .441 with 18 runs scored and 13 RBI. An exceptional defensive catcher, she will next attend Division II American International College.

Lacey Bean, Massabesic junior catcher: Already a two-time all-SMAA selection as an outfielder, Bean will move to catcher this year. She batted .552 last year with six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 22 RBI and 28 runs scored.

Jess Brown, Portland senior pitcher: Last year’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Brown went 12-2 with a 1.29 ERA and struck out 134 batters in 1002/3 innings in helping the Bulldogs to the regional finals. She also hit .451.

Anya Chase, Wells senior pitcher: A returning all-state selection, the lefty is a dominating strikeout pitcher. She was 11-2 with a 1.20 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 812/3 innings last year. As Wells’ leadoff batter, she hit .484 with 19 RBI and 29 runs scored.

Kelsey Currier, Greely senior pitcher: Currier pitched every inning for the Rangers last year and comes back throwing harder and hitting her spots. She has the ability to carry Greely deep into the playoffs.

Brook Davis, Biddeford senior catcher: A two-time all-state selection and one of the state’s most feared power hitters. She hit .510 last year and was walked 16 times. She has 20 career home runs, 81 RBI and 86 runs scored.

Reilly Eddy, Traip Academy senior pitcher: A four-year starter for the Rangers, Eddy is 50 strikeouts away from 500 for her career. Also one of Traip’s best hitters.

Brittany Gregoire, Kennebunk senior shortstop: An all-WMC selection last year, Gregoire hit .471 with four home runs, 14 RBI and 24 runs scored.

Chloe Griffin, Scarborough senior pitcher/outfielder: A two-time all-state selection, Griffin is a two-way threat for the Red Storm. She’s nearly unhittable as a pitcher (6-0, 0.46 ERA, 37 strikeouts in 30 innings last year) and unstoppable as a hitter (.438, 28 RBI, 37 runs). She will next play at Southern New Hampshire University.

Brynn Hink, Sacopee Valley, senior pitcher/shortstop: The hard-throwing pitcher struck out 178 last year and hit .375. She pitched every inning for the Hawks in their Class C South quarterfinal run.

Addie Jameson, Medomak Valley junior pitcher: The outstanding left-hander is a two-way threat, with an ERA last year of 1.32 and a batting average of .402.

Chloe Jones, Oceanside, junior pitcher: Jones is among the state’s top strikeout pitchers. In going 17-2 last year, she struck out 194 in 127 innings with a 0.827 ERA. She also hit .343. She was a first-team all-KVAC Class B selection last year.

Raegan Kelly, Noble sophomore pitcher: The SMAA pitcher of the year as a freshman, Kelly can be dominating from the pitching circle. She went 11-5 last year with a 1.69 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 163 strikeouts in 112 innings.

Alexa Koenig, Freeport junior pitcher/third base: A .405 hitter last year, Koenig is an exceptional defensive player. She’ll be one of the Falcons’ top pitchers this year as well.

Liberty Ladd, Maine Girls’Academy/Falmouth junior catcher: The leadoff hitter, Ladd sparked most of the team’s offense last year, hitting about .400. A strong defensive catcher as well.

Camryn LaPierre, Westbrook senior shortstop: The versatile athlete hit .500 last year with 21 runs scored and 18 RBI. She will play at St. Joseph’s College.

Tina LeBlanc, Fryeburg Academy junior shortstop: A strong defensive fielder, LeBlanc was also one of the top hitters on the Raiders last year. She hit .508 with 16 runs and 21 RBI.

Allie Martell, Gray-New Gloucester senior pitcher: In her third year pitching for the Patriots, Martell is regarded as one of the best in the Western Maine Conference. She was a first-team all-star last year.

Grace McGouldrick, Gorham senior shortstop/pitcher: A returning all-state player, McGouldrick will play at the University of Maine. Last year she hit .609 with 32 runs scored and 23 RBI for the Rams. She has power and speed, hitting six triples and five home runs and stealing 11 bases.

Kortney McKenna, Lincoln Academy senior pitcher: An outstanding pitcher, with 83 strikeouts in 86 innings, McKenna is a dangerous hitter as well with a .435 batting average a year ago.

Marissa Parks, Morse senior shortstop/pitcher: A first-team all-KVAC Class B selection last year, Parks batted .658 with four home runs. As a pitcher she was 7-1 with a 2.30 ERA.

Cate Ralph, Yarmouth senior catcher: A four-year starter for the Clippers, Ralph is expected to be one of the top players in the Western Maine Conference this spring. She handles pitches extremely well and is a very good hitter.

Kayleigh Temple, Mt. Ararat senior catcher: A first-team all-KVAC selection last year, Temple hit .328 with one home run, 19 RBI and 13 runs. Strong-armed, few teams run on the Eagles.

Kaitlin Verreault, Thornton Academy senior second baseman/pitcher: A first-team SMAA pick at second base, Verreault is an outstanding hitter, fielder and pitcher. She batted. .486 last year with eight home runs, 16 RBI and 29 runs. She was also 5-1 as a pitcher.

Chloe Wilcox, Windham sophomore catcher: A first-team SMAA outfielder last year, Wilcox will move behind the plate often for the Eagles. She batted .587 last year with 10 doubles, three tripes, two home runs, 24 RBI and 22 runs scored.