Coach: Melissa Forbes (21st year)

Class: C; Conference: MVC

Last year’s record: 5-10 (lost in Class C South quarterfinals).

Returning players: Seniors — Alyvia Lee (W), Alyssa Akers (G); Juniors — Courtney Carrier (Sweep), Breanna Burgess (W), Leigha Carrier (M), Ariana Viger (M); Sophomore — Avery Sevigny (Inner).

Key losses: Chelsea Allison, Marissa Crosby, Kassie Thibodeau, Makayla Burgess, Brooke Carrier, Liza White. 

Promising newcomers: Juniors — Faith Riddick, Keziah Hartzell, Sarah Cunningham; Sophomores — Cloey Ledesma, Abigail Gauvin.

What to expect: Mountain Valley graduated many players from last year’s team so the focus during preseason was to fill positions and for the players to learn how to play next to each other as a cohesive unit. The girls desire to play quality field hockey and come together as a unit has impressed the coaches. The inexperience in the beginning of the season will be a weakness, although one the Falcons believe they will quickly overcome.

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