Coach: Betsy Gilbert (seventh year)

Last year’s record: 2-11-1

Returning players: Seniors — Ashley Beauparlant (F), Taylor Fillion (FB), Lauren Hall (FB), Sara Lacroix (G), Becca Tucci (MF), Kayla Ridley (FB); Juniors — Miranda Dalessandris (MF), Monica Grass (F); Sophomore — Brianna Hodgkins (W).

Key losses: Tori Provencher, Ashley Paradise, Ariel Dalessandris, Emma Grass, Kayla Hodgkins.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Megan McGrother (FB); Junior — Katelynn Pellitier (FB/MF); Sophomore — Sandy Wilson (MF/W); Freshmen — Emily Akers (FB/MF), Heather Krook (W).

Outlook: The Raiders feel the need to be more offensive-driven with some of the better-skilled players, like Beauparlant, helping to control the game with speed and stick skills. Losing three players off the front line has opened the door for some of the younger players — notably Krook — to step in. Tucci and Dalessandris should help secure the midfield. The defense is solid, with experience from Hall, Fillion and Ridley, as well as Lacroix in net.

Coach’s comment: “We know the talent is there, but it all comes down to the determination and leadership, and game day is when it counts. This team has what it takes to make it to playoffs, and it’s about them pulling together day in and day out as a team that will make it happen.” — Coach Betsy Gilbert


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