Coach: Val Ackley (fourth year)

Last year’s record: 7-6-2, lost in Eastern A preliminary

Returning letter winners: Seniors — Hanna Mogensen, Kirsten Prue, Deanna Morency, Hilary Turcotte, Kathryn St. Hilaire, Lindsey Rogers, Jessica Nyholm; Juniors — Emily Grund, Frankie Lally.

Key losses: Abby Downs (SW), Chelsey Giguere (FB), Annie Helmkamp (FB), Alicia Large (MF), Alyssa Levesque (F), Emily Nunn (MF), Danielle Paul (MF), Katelyn St. Hilaire (F), Muriel Schwinn (MF).

Promising newcomers: Juniors — Kelsey Letourneau, Lauren Bennett; Sophomores — Kristen Whittaker, Kelly Philbrook, Melissa Paione, MaryKate Masters, Jaclyn Masters, Emily Hartnett, Phoebe Chamberlin; Freshman — Kate Sawyer.

Outlook: EL lost a wealth of talent from last year’s club, including Downs, an all-state defender. Grund, a midfielder, and Prue, in goal, were all-conference pick last year and lead the list of returning Red Eddies. EL is much younger this year but still should remain competitive and challenge for a playoff berth.

Coach’s comment:

“I’m looking forward to the season ahead. We are young, athletic and should be competitive in a tough southern KVAC.” — Coach Val Ackley

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