Coach: Kiaran McCormack (seventh year)

Conference: WMC Class: B South

Last year’s record: 7-9, lost in regional quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Emma Dyer (D), Kelsey Randall (D), Emma Woods (M), Jaley Martin (F); Juniors — Chelsea Davis (G), Abby Ross (D), Bri Jordan (M), Laurel Thomas (F), Alexa Thayer (F); Sophomores — Sydney Rodrigues (G), Kyleigh Alt (D), Eliza Hotham (M), Madysen West (M), Jordan Grant (F), Abby Michaud (F).

Key losses: Izzy Detroy, Haley True, Hannah Dixon

Promising newcomers: Junior — Grace Terry (M); Sophomore — Sam Fortin (D).

What to expect: The Patriots have a tough task ahead with a difficult schedule this season. They’ve been gaining experience playing against the top teams that past few seasons and McCormack is hoping this year his team can start getting positive results against those opponents. The Patriots will make a push for another playoff spot, and once there, McCormack said anything is possible.

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