Benet: Redwings (18-3-3 last season lost to Lyons in sectional final) is going to be solid otherwise fancy with seven starters back, brought by goalkeeper Emma Hlavin, defenders Rachel Bernicky and Sophia Elbchiri. Wingers Jacquie Kaufman and sophomore Kerry Abello, a Penn Condition commit, lead offense.
Metea Valley: New coach Chris Whaley gets control for upon the market Pat Feulner as Mustangs (17-4-2, lost to Waubonsie Valley in sectional final) try to look for a alternative for career scoring leader Jenna Kentgen. Senior Alena Sidwell (Toledo) and sophomore Jade Eriksen-Russo (DePaul) are top candidates.
Naperville North: Huskies (12-6-3, lost to Waubonsie Valley in sectional semifinal) have what couple of teams do in prolific striker Abbie Boswell, a Ball Condition signee that has 57 career goals. Six other starters return, including midfielders Allie Svoboda (Belmont) and Olivia Stapleton and goalkeeper Fiona Baenziger.
Naperville Central: Redhawks (9-8-3, lost to Waubonsie Valley in regional final) again are loaded defensively with goalkeeper Abby Hershik and defenders Taylor Stenmark (Carthage), Kayla Rowan and Caitlin Reice. College of Charleston-bound midfielder Meredith Tunney and forwards Meridith Hannan and Allison Kincaide are top offensive risks.
Neuqua Valley: Wildcats (10-6-3, lost to Naperville North in regional final) are more youthful than they have experienced years but nonetheless have five Division I recruits in goalkeeper Hannah Parrish (Baylor), midfielders Lauren Ciesla (Illinois) and Kiley Czerwinski (Illinois Condition) and defenders Sophia Moreau (Bowling Eco-friendly) and Dannah Williams (Purdue).
Waubonsie Valley: Players (23-2-3, beat Lincoln subsequently-Way North in condition third-place game) boast seven Division I gamers, including goalkeeper Emma Rigby (Iowa), defender Tori Christiansen (Miami of Ohio), Sara Laws and regulations (Belmont), Maddie Pokora (Toledo), Maggie Roe (Illinois) and Sarah Griffith (Purdue). Iowa-bound junior Paige Filipek returns after missing this past year with knee surgery.