Coach: Chris Aube (first year)

Last year’s record: 8-3-1, lost in Western D semifinal

Returning letter winners: Seniors — Ashlee Hamann (F), Zoe Gillis (MF), Ming Dana (MF), Marissa Hutchinson (MF); Juniors — Alicia Patrie (FB), Ally Martin (FB), Sammy Jones (MF); Sophomores — Abby Bragg (FB), Danielle Patrie (MF), Natasha Elsman (G).

Key losses:  Carly Carlile (G), Abby Jones (FB), Tristen Newton (FB), LeAnn Abbott (MF), Emily Eastman (MF), Lindsey Henderson (F), Kendra Andrews (F), Shannon Pickel (FB).

Promising newcomers: Senior — Melissa Taylor (F); Sophomores  — Ashley Casey (F), Daphne Felker (MF), Katie Corson (FB), Kaitlyn Rines (FB); Freshmen  — Elizabeth Strout (MF), Elizabeth Damon (FB), Marrisa Henderson (FB).

Outlook:The Bucks have their third coach in three seasons and have to replace a wealth of talent and experience lost to graduation. The defense should be strong with Patrie, Martin and Bragg back. Hamann returns after a knee injury from basketball season and should join Casey up front. Gillis, Dana and Jones make for a strong midfield while Taylor, Felker and Strout add depth there.The Bucks will need time to adjust to a new system and gain experience from the younger players.

Coach’s comment:

“We have a good balance of returning veterans with plenty of experience to pair with a group of newcomers who will be looked upon to make an immediate in our program,” — Coach
Chris Aube

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