Coach: Melissa Forbes (13th year)

Last year’s record: 7-7 (Lost in Western B quarterfinal)

Returning players: Senior — Kim Couch (M); Juniors — Ayla Allen (M), Chelsea Bordeau (M), MaKayla White (B), Sidney Yahn (B), Emily Gallant (G), Sam Glover (F), Becca Mafield (F), Whitney Ruff (F); Sophomores — Peyton Provencher (F), Nicole Burgess (F), Alexa Fowler (B).

Key losses: Shawnee Akers, Emily Knapp, McKenzie Kaubrys.

Promising newcomers: Junior — Chelsea Gouvin (M); Sophomores — Liz Glover (M), MaKenzie Gallant (F).

Outlook: This could be the beginning of a pair of very special years at Mountain Valley. Last year, coming off an MVC championship, the Falcons dipped to ,500 as they acclimated a new set of players to the varsity level. Now, with a large base of juniors, all with playoff experience, and a veteran goalie, this Falcon squad is just about ready for takeoff.

Coach’s comment: “The sophomores and juniors have looked really good, and now we all have a bit more experience. they’re really starting to come into their own.” — Coach Melissa Forbes

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