Coaches: Julia Parker and Jane DiPompo (fourth year as consolidated program)

Last year: 13-0-1 (MVC champions; Lost in Western B final)

Returning players: Seniors — Amanda Castonguay, Elizabeth Chretien, Morgan Fournier, Nicole Hamblin, Abbie Hartford, Patty Ryan; Juniors — Katelyn Gervais, Emily Hogan, Kaylee Leclerc, Grace Ryan.

Key losses: Mariah Castonguay, Brooke Cushing, Randi Duguay, Jasmine Flaherty, Kayla Meserve, Victoria Ouellette, Kasey Richards, Emily Taylor, LeDesta Tracy, Caitlin Wright.

Promising newcomers: Seniors — Caroline Donnell, Emily Hartford; Juniors — Baylee Gilboe, Caryn True; Sophomores — Alex Bessey, Evelyn Castonguay, Emma DiPompo, Brianna Henault, Ashley Souther, Sadie Storer.

Season outlook: The Phoenix make the shift this year to the KVAC, so replicating the records of the past few years will be difficult. That, combined with the graduation of 10 everyday players, will make the learning curve a bit steep to begin the season. But if there’s anything we’ve learned about this group in the past few years, it’s that when the time comes to play games that matter the most, they will be ready. The future of the program is not in doubt, either. Fifteen — yes, 15 — freshmen are also out for the team this year, and should provide plenty of stability going forward.

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