Coach: Gretchen Errington (fourth year)

Conference: MVC Class: C

Last year: 7-6-1

Returning players: Ellen Wainwright, Emma Lueders, Kelsey Hutchins, Haley Turner, Olivia Noyes, Taya Harting, Michaela Ryerson, Sabrina Smith.

Key losses: Kelsey Wilson, Brittany Lapointe, Brooke Holmquist, Rylee L’Italien, Amanda Dolloff, Megan Brann, Grace Hebert, Britney Ellis, Caitlin Gallant, Katrina Riggs.

Promising newcomers: Kaitlyn Radcliffe, Jordan Holmquist, Lauren Henderson, Kaitlyn Olsen.

Season outlook: The Cougars graduated a boatload of talent and will begin the season with a large group of girls playing varsity positions full-time for the first time. It may take the team a bit to get into a groove, but Dirigo’s program is strong and deep, and the Cougars should be back in playoff contention by the end of the campaign.

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