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Conestoga Valley's Madison Delgado (21), shown here in the 2018 L-L League championship match, is the top returning scorer in Section 1.

Teams are listed in alphabetical order, not by predicted finish.

SECTION ONE

CEDAR CREST

COACH — Scott Steffen 1st season (12 seasons overall)

LAST YEAR — 3-5-2 Section One, 5-8-3 overall

KEY LOSSES — D Maddy Brown, F Sam Gerhart, M Syd Snyder

PLAYERS TO WATCH — Sr. K Courtney Wysokowski, Sr. F Danielle Hess, Sr. M/D Caroline Manbeck, Sr. D Sami Michael, Sr. F/M Allison Freshley, Jr. M  Hailey Shillabeer,  So. D Kayla Harchuska.

OUTLOOK — Looking to be competitive in the alley fight that is Section one, with an eye on qualifying for the postseason.

CONESTOGA VALLEY

COACH — Keith Nagley, 7th season at CV, 17th overall

LAST YEAR — 7-1-2, 12-5-3

KEY LOSSES — F Leah Amico, F Allyson Andrews, F Maddie Canady, F Sarah Castronova, F Anna Kollbotn, F Lauren Thrush, M Juliana Bedoya, M Sydney Bouder, M Hannah Chadwick, M Reese Lapp, D Natalie Kiel, D Kylie Stutzman

PLAYERS TO WATCH — Sr. F Madison Delgado, Sr. M Gabbie Barone, Sr. D Dana Wentz,  Sr. F Kierra Lapp, Sr. M Lauren Weirich, Jr. F Ana Weiss, Jr. D Megan Slingluff,

OUTLOOK — In the 2018 preview CV’s outlook was described as, “Cloudy”. Like most forecasts that proved off target as the Buckskins advanced to the league championship. Can they get back there? Or too the postseason?

HEMPFIELD

COACH — Jason Mackey, 8th season

LAST YEAR — 8-1-1, 12-7-1, Section One champion

KEY LOSSES — K Meg Yoder, D Sarah McCullough, M Johnna Adams, M Maddie Miller, D Alexa Neiderer.

Also, 2-time section scoring leader Sr. F Kaitlin Deck, who is spending her senior year in Spain; Jr. M Emmie Coyne playing in the Developmental Academy.

PLAYERS TO WATCH — Sr. M Gabi Hollinger, Sr. M Lizzie Yurchak, Sr. D Lauren Weaver,  Sr. M Megan Grube, Sr. D Ashley Hollinger, Jr. M Jess Weinholdt

OUTLOOK — Mackey says, “We look for an experienced returning group to mesh with key newcomers to the team.”

MANHEIM TWP.

COACH — Terry Law, 20th season

LAST YEAR — 5-4-1, 6-8-2

KEY LOSSES — F Gabi Brown, D Lindsey Kohl

PLAYERS TO WATCH — Sr. K Ali Quinn, Sr. M Rachel Wright,  Sr. D Alyssa Bolinder, Sr. F Lauren Pettoni, Jr. D Kyra Rishell, Jr. M Emma Hagg, Jr. M Caroline Wood, Jr. D Sydney Hoover, So. D Gianna Smith, So. D Noa Blumenthal, So. M Sam Bennett.

OUTLOOK — Law signals remaining healthy as a key to the success of the season.

PENN MANOR

COACH — Keith Renner 1st season (5th overall)

LAST YEAR — 1-9. 2-15

KEY LOSSES — M Kara Huber, D Elise Borys

PLAYERS TO WATCH — Sr. F Isabella Barton, Sr K Miriam Badri, Sr. M Ella Hart, Sr. M Megan Greenawalt, Sr. F Marlee Groft, Jr. D Madison Sangrey, Jr. M Kylee Hess, So. D Maddy Kahler.

OUTLOOK — Getting accustomed to a new coach and new system will be a big part of the Comets rise in the Section standings. Call this a year of growth.

WARWICK

COACH — Wendell Hannaford, 4th season

LAST YEAR — 2-6-2, 4-9-2

KEY LOSSES — F Emily Williamson, F Abby Rodgers, M Mickayla Harris, D Emma Oberholtzer, D Sydney Herritt.

PLAYERS TO WATCH — Sr. D Amelia Brown, Sr. D Zoe Goodling, Sr. F Juliette Delmotte, Sr. F Piper Van Dore, Sr. F Rini Wentzel, Sr. M Jasmine Weaver, Sr. M Lily Weidman, Sr. M Zoe Sheppard,  Sr. D Johanna Martin, Jr. M Jess Williamson, Jr. M Caroline Hipple, Jr. D Janae Bollinger, So. F Kaiden McCardell, So. F Aubrey Williamson, So. K Kendall Morgan.

OUTLOOK — Strong, fast, technical and ready to make Warwick history. That would include winning its first league title since 1999.