Coach: Sharon Coulton (29th season)

Last year’s record: 13-1 (MVC champs, lost in Eastern C quarterfinal)

Returning players: Seniors — Nikki Scott (F), Sarah Warner (M); Junior — Paige Wood (D); Sophomores — Mary Claire Blanchard (F), Shauna Carlson (M), Quahnah Cummings (D), Lauren Kaiser (F), Erica Ouellette (F), Jessica Scott (D).

Key losses: Kelsey Ouellette, Kenzie Hill, Lauren McHatten, Katie Michelsen, Kayla Kaiser, Bailey Hannum, Ashley Barter.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Sasha Flaherty (M);’ Junior — Nikki Burgess (HB); Sophomore — Lorin Bryant (G); Freshman — Alyssa Arsenault (G).

Outlook: The Ramblers were, along with Telstar last season, the class of the MVC. They lost a lot of firepower up front and some solid defenders, so this year may see a small step back for Winthrop as it begins its conference title defense. But the step will, indeed, be small, with a wealth of younger players ready to step into roles as varsity players.

Coach’s comment: “Based on strong performances during the summer, we are optimistic about the season. We have holes to fill, but our newcomers are fitting in well.” — Coach Sharon Coulton

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