Coach: Gavin Kane (first year)
Last year’s record: 9-11, lost in Eastern A quarterfinals
Returning players: Seniors —Addie Brinkman C, Sarah Cummings F, Rachele Bator F; Juniors — Moesha Harrington G, Eryn Doiron G, Emilee Eustis G, MacKenzie Harris F, Caitlin Kane G, Lauren Guppy G.
Key losses: Miranda Niceley F, Kiana Thompson G, Emily Knowles F.
Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Leah St. Laurent, Hannah LeClair G, Kasadie Barker F.
Overview: Coach Kane makes the jump to the Class A level with the Cougars after coaching at Spruce Mountain. Mt. Blue beat Lewiston in the prelims last year and nearly toppled the No. 1 seed in Eastern A in the quarterfinals. The Cougars return just two starters, Brinkman and Kane. Players like Cummings, Bator and Doiron saw time off the bench and contributed. Mt. Blue didn’t have a summer season with its new coach. So it will take time for the Cougars to adjust and round into form, but Mt. Blue should be a tourney team and a tough opponent by the end of the year.