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Kendall Derber, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr (1-14 overall, 0-9 Centennial, 10th place)
Head Coach: Kelly Corbett (Georgetown '12), 2nd season
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All-Time Record: 189-453-8 (.297) since 1960
Preseason Poll Projection: 10th
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (0) 

Key Returnees: Kendall Derber, Jr., M, 10-1-11; Colleen McGrath, Soph., A, 1-0-1; Nora Broderick, Sr., A; Sarah Gu, Soph., M; Elizabeth Hoo, Soph., D.
Key Losses: Katie Alpert, GK; Alison Spain, M, 16-0-16; Diana Kelley, M, 2-0-2. 
Top Newcomers: Jenna Van Holton, M, Hunterdon Central (N.J.) HS; Claire Hampton, GK, Owen J. Roberts (Pa.) HS; Kylie Woo, M, Sewanhaka (N.Y.) HS; Elicie Edmond, M, Smyrna (Del.) HS. 

Outlook: The Owls hope that the experience gained during a trying 2017 season pay dividends this spring, as a number of freshmen saw valuable playing time. Derber is the leading returning scorer, while Gu and Van Holton join her on the midfield. McGrath and Broderick lead the attack, while Hoo anchors the defense. Hampton could step into goal as a rookie, while Woo and Edmond could also play prominent roles. Bryn Mawr has not won a Conference game since 2000 and hopes to put an end to that streak in 2018.

Sam Marmo, Dickinson

Dickinson (10-8 overall, 6-3 Centennial, 4th place, lost to Gettysburg in CC semifinal)
Head Coach: Kim Masimore (McDaniel '05), 5th season (37-31, .544)
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All-Time Record: 228-312-3 (.423)
Preseason Poll Projection: 4th
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (8): 2005-06-07-08-09-10-16-17

Key Returnees: Sam Marmo, Jr., A, 43-17-60, 2nd team All-CC; Eleanor Kaestner, Jr., M, 42-1-43, HM All-CC; Anne Dunster, Jr., M, 30-20-50, HM All-CC; Tara Cassidy, Jr., D, 18 CT, HM All-CC; Maddie Parker, Jr., M, 14-3-17, 11 CT; Mindy Corney, Soph., D, 11 CT.
Key Losses: Maddy Siebold, M, 34-9-43, 1st team All-CC, 3rd team All-America; Tara Cuddihy, GK, 1st team All-CC; 9.44 GAA, 48.4 save%; Allison Carey, 6-17-23; Sophie Waine, 15-6-21; Talene Bush, 8-2-10; Molli Haimerl, D, 12 CT.
Top Newcomers: Mackenzie Maurer, A, St. Anne's Belfield (Va.) School; Erika Bloes, A, Greenwich (Conn.) HS; Hannah Posencheg, D, Friends Central (Pa.) School; Greta Holt, A, Episocpal (Va.) HS; Clare Janzer, D, Haverford (Pa.) HS; Laurie Travaglini, M, Darien (Conn.) HS.

Outlook: Dickinson has made the Conference playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 2005-10. Now the Red Devils are looking to make thier first Centennial final with the return of a talented junior class. Marmo led the team with 43 goals a year ago on attack, while Kaestner (42), Dunster (30) and Parker (14) combined for 86 goals in the midfield. Cassidy and Corney are the leaders of the defense in front of a freshman goalkeeper. Her play between the pipes could make the difference in the Devils' postseason run.

Paige Moriarty, Franklin & Marshall

Franklin & Marshall (17-5 overall, 8-1 Centennial, d. Gettysburg, in CC final; lost to Trinity in NCAA Sweet 16)
Head Coach: Mike Faith (Salisbury '00), 6th season at F&M (91-22, .805), 13th overall
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All-Time Record: 495-186-3 (.726) since 1977
Preseason Poll Projection: 2nd
NCAA Titles (2): 2007-09
Centennial Titles (7): 2007-08-09-10-11-15-17
Playoff Appearances (16): 2001-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-13-14-15-16-17

Key Returnees: Paige Moriarty, Sr., A, 56-45-101, 1st team All-CC, 1st team All-America; Maddie Hughes, Jr., M, 34-8-42, 28 DC, 1st team All-CC; Maggie Hanzsche, Soph., D, 15 CT; Danielle Harrington, Sr., GK, 6.75 GAA, 50.0 save%; Hannah Serling, Sr., A, 19-13-32; Grace Norley, Soph., A, 24-3-27; Katie Groenke, Sr., M, 17-4-21; Eileen Cuneo, Soph., M, 3-13-16; Caroline Kolva, Jr., M, 12-1-13.
Key Losses: Vanessa Budd, D, 32 CT, 43 DC, 1st team All-CC, CC Defensive Player of Year, 1st team All-America; Sarah Bozzo, D, 17 CT, 1st team All-CC, 3rd team All-America; Gabby Frank, A, 32-23-55, 2nd team All-CC; Natalie Delinsky, A, 21-9-30; Siobhan Burke, M, 13-3-16; Melissa Judge, M, 11-2-13, 66 DC; 
Top Newcomers: Julia Arrese, M, Horace Greeley (N.Y.) HS; Juliann Lisovicz, M, Glen Ridge (N.J.) HS; Jane Cote, A, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) HS; Briana Gorman, M, Hill (Pa.) School; Megan Jackson, A, Notre Dame (Md.) Prep; Anya Choporian, D, Mountain Lakes (N.J.) HS.

Outlook: The Diplomats won their seventh Centennial title last spring but were ousted in the NCAA Sweet 16. F&M has reloaded and looks for even more this season. Moriarty is one of the top offensive players in the country and is 25 goals shy of becoming the 12th CC player to score 200 in a career. Norley and Serling will complement Moriarty on attack, while Hughes and Groenke anchor the midfield. Replacing Budd and Bozzo will be difficult, but Hanzsche could follow in the tradition of standout defenders in front of Harrington. Franklin & Marshall has only won two of its CC championships in even-numbered years (2008-10) and look to add to that total in 2018.

Katie Landry, Gettysburg

Gettysburg (21-3 overall, 8-1 Centennial, lost to F&M in Centennial final; d. TCNJ, 6-5, in OT for national title)
Head Coach: Carol Cantele (Gettysburg '83), 26th season, 378-106 (.781)
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All-Time Record: 498-198-7 (.713) since 1971
Preseason Poll Projection: 1st
NCAA Titles (2): 2011-17
Centennial Titles (10): 2000-02-03-04-05-06-12-13-14-16
Playoff Appearances (17): 2001-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17

Key Returnees: Katie Landry, Sr., A, 33-43-76, 1st team All-CC; Cassie Smith, Sr., D, 19 CT, 39 DC, 1st team All-CC, 2nd team All-America; Courtney Patterson, Soph., M, 21-3-24, 53 DC, 2nd team All-CC, CC Rookie of Year; Katie Willis, Sr., A, 38-15-53, 34 DC; Maggie Welsh, Sr., A, 23-11-34; Liza Barr, Soph., A, 15-15-30; Maggie McClain, Sr., A, 19-6-25; Steph Colson, Jr., M, 17-5-22, 38 DC; Ali Gorab, Sr., D, 14 CT; Brooke Holechek, Jr., D, 14 CT.
Key Losses: Caroline Jaeger, A, 46-8-54, 1st team All-CC, 3rd team All-America; Macauley Mikes, D, 17 CT, 2nd team All-CC; Shannon Keeler, GK, 4.97 GAA, 58.3 save%, 2nd team All-CC; Emma Christie, A, 41-8-49, HM All-CC; Katelyn Neillands, D, 13 CT.
Top Newcomers: Grace Torrance, D, Manheim Township (Pa.) HS; Bri Stokes, A, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) HS; Kerry McKeever, M, Ward Melville (N.Y.) HS; Maddy Ruffini, A, Strath Haven (Pa.) HS; Laura Winters, A, Haverford (Pa.) HS.

Outlook: Gettysburg lost the battle but won the war last season, falling in the Centennial final but rebounding to capture its second NCAA title. Ironically, both Bullet national titles have come in seasons without a Conference championship. The nucelus is there to capture both in 2018. Landry, Willis, Welsh and McClain power a senior-laden attack that combined for 113 goals last season. Patterson, the CC Rookie of the Year, and Colson are the headliners at the midfield, while Smith, one of the top defenders in Division III, anchors the backline. The only question mark is in goal as a replacement must be found for a four-year starter. Gettysburg is in position to make another run at a NCAA title this spring.

Allie Gibbons, Haverford

Haverford (8-8 overall, 4-5 Centennial, T-6th place)
Head Coach: Katie Zichelli (Lock Haven '11), 1st season
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All-Time Record: 300-270-1 (.526) since 1981
Preseason Poll Projection: 6th
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (5): 2010-11-13-15-16

Key Returnees: Allie Gibbons, Jr., A, 53-7-60, 2nd team All-CC; Madison Jones, Sr., D, 14 CT, 2nd team All-CC; Julia Manetta, Soph., A, 13-37-50; Kate Sollee, Sr., A, 12-24-36; Molly Lausten, Sr., M, 15-3-18; Maeve Gaffney, Soph., M, 15-1-16; Eliza Brosgol, Soph., M, 8-2-10; Olivia DiRienz, Soph., M, 7-3-10, 22 DC; Alyssa Sherman, Sr., D; Rachel Romens, Sr., GK, 11.88 GAA, 40.9 save%; Tatiana Lathion, Soph., GK, 12.85 GAA, 34.5 save%.
Key Losses: Sarina Manetta, M, 40-8-48, 64 DC, 1st team All-CC; Claire Cote, D, 20 CT; Shannon Rafsol, A/D, 12-6-18; Maura Grant, M, 8-9-17.
Top Newcomers: Courtney Cubbin, M, Penn Charter (Pa.) School; Hailey Morris, A, Roland Park (Md.) School; Amelia Slade, GK, Concord-Carlisle (Mass.) HS; Belle McMahon, A, Germantown (Pa.) Academy; Isabel Canning, D, Waynflete (Maine) School.

Outlook: The Fords just missed out on the playoffs last season and begin a new era under Zichelli. The cupboard is not bare with the return of a potent attack, led by Gibbons who tallied 53 goals, while Manetta and Sollee combined for 25-61-86 a year ago. Lausten is the leader of a young midfield, while Jones is the defensive anchor. Romens and Lathion split time in goal a year ago. Haverford will be heard from come May.

Emily Brownawell, McDaniel

McDaniel (5-11 overall, 1-8 Centennial, 9th place)
Head Coach: Kristin Ramey (McDaniel '05), 5th season, 31-39 (.443); 6th overall
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All-Time Record: 320-252-6 (.559) since 1973
Preseason Poll Projection: 9th
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (7): 2004-05-07-08-09-13-14 

Key Returnees: Emily Brownawell, Sr., A, 33-18-51; Olivia Geiger, Sr., M, 30-11-41, 55 DC; Megan Kotelchuck, Jr., A, 15-9-24; Lindsey Farrell, Jr., M, 16-7-23, 16 CT; Annemarie Duerr, Jr., M, 13-2-15, 32 DC; Megan Quattrone, Jr., M, 8-6-14, 13 CT; Tori Arcilesi, Soph., M, 8-3-11; Kelly Novak, Soph., D; Morgan Collinson, Jr., D; Elizabeth Collyer, Jr., GK, 13.62 GAA, 32.9 save%.
Key Losses
: Allison Farrell, D, 7-6-13, 23 CT, 64 DC, HM All-CC; Abby Phillips, A, 22-5-27.
Top Newcomers
: Mary Kate Clothier, A, Holy Cross (N.J.) Academy; Abby Blankenship, M/D, Christchurch (Va.) School; Courtney Shumaker, D, Glenelg (Md.) HS; Haley Phillips, D, Avon Grove (Pa.) HS.

Outlook: A young Green Terror squad struggled in Conference a year ago but hope that the experience gained will pay dividends this spring. Brownawell and Geiger lead the attack and midfield, respectively, and combined for 63 goals and 29 assists in 2017. Farrell, Duerr and Quattrone are veterans at midfield, while Novak and Collinson headline the defense in front of Collyer. McDaniel may not be ready for prime time, but the Terror will be a difficult out in 2018.

Jordy Bonvini, Muhlenberg

Muhlenberg (13-4 overall, 7-2 Centennial, 3rd place, lost to F&M in CC semifinal)
Head Coach: Kristen Stuckel (Gettysburg '95), 18th season, 142-119 (.544)
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All-Time Record: 203-270 (.429) since 1984
Preseason Poll Projection: 3rd
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (5): 2008-09-14-15-17

Key Returnees: Jordy Bonvini, Sr., M/A, 63-15-78, 128 DC, 1st team All-CC, CC Offensive Player of Year, 2nd team All-America; Amanda Tullo, Jr., M, 40-13-53, 1st team All-CC; Caroline Dolan, Jr., M/D, 43 DC, 2nd team All-CC; Gabriella Crivelli, Soph., M/D, 15 CT; Emma Charron, Soph., M, 16-9-25; Emma Carmody, Jr., A, 13-7-20; Eliza Clark, Sr., M, 10-4-14; Morgan Weiss, Jr., D.
Key Losses: Kelsey Nagle, A, 21-49-70, 2nd team All-CC; Nora Fisher, A, 29-12-41; Stephanie D'Ascoli, A, 29-25-54; Alli April, D, 18 CT; Allison Murnick, D; Sara Allison, GK, 9.66 GAA, 42.2 save%.
Top Newcomers: Lauren Sammaro, A/M, Mountain Lakes (N.J.) HS; Taliah Carson, M, Lancaster Country Day (Pa.) School; Lauren Schultze, A, Voorhees (N.J.) HS.

Outlook: Muhlenberg has made the Conference tournament in three of the last four seasons and is poised to extend that run this spring. Bonvini is one of the top players in the country and returns to headline the offense. Tullo had a standout season at midfield, while Charron had a strong rookie campaign. Dolan, Crivelli and Weiss anchor the defense in front of a new 'keeper. How quickly the defense meshes with the new goalie could mean the difference between a playoff team and a championship contender in 2018.

Tess Wild, Swarthmore

Swarthmore (8-8 overall, 2-7 Centennial, 8th place)
Head Coach: Karen Borbee (Delaware '84), 25th season, 228-184 (.553)
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All-Time Record: 444-370-12 (.545) since 1945
Preseason Poll Projection: 8th
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (2): 2006-12 

Key Returnees: Tess Wild, Jr., M, 37-16-53, 25 CT, 64 DC, 2nd team All-CC; Elizabeth Wainwright, Jr., A, 51-9-60, HM All-CC; Sadie Camilliere, Soph., D, 16 CT; Sydnie Schwarz, Soph., A, 13-18-31; Taylor Chiang, Sr., M, 17-4-21; Sophie Peipher, Soph., M, 5-7-12, 36 DC; Bella Levine, Sr., M; Christina Labows, Sr., D; Emily Sokol, Sr., M; Betsy Cohen, Soph., GK, 10.02 GAA, 40.1 save%; Kathryn Restrepo, Jr., A, 32-3-35 (2016).
Key Losses: Briana Narzikul, M, 33-10-43, 19 CT, 25 DC.
Top Newcomers: Julia Ostrowski, M/D, Glastonbury (Conn.) HS; Kathryn Hafertepe, D, Strath Haven (Pa.) HS; Elizabeth Labows, D, Strath Haven (Pa.) HS; Mackenzie Frost, M, Carlsbad (Calif.) HS; Sarah Roberts, D, Penncrest (Pa.) HS; Madison Kline, A, Northern Valley Old Tappan (N.J.) HS.

Outlook: The Garnet is a team to keep an eye on this spring after losing just one starter to graduation. Wainwright blossomed into one of the CC's top scorers and will team with Restrepo, who missed last season, and Schwarz to comprise a potent attack. Wild earned All-CC honors in 2017 and will pair with Chiang and Peipher at midfield. Camilliere and Labows anchor the defense, while Cohen returns in goal. Swarthmore has not made the Centennial playoffs since 2012 but will be in contention down the stretch in 2018.

Franny Liberatoscioli, Ursinus

Ursinus (7-9 overall, 4-5 Centennial, T-6th place)
Head Coach: Katie Hagan (Gettysburg '07), 7th season, 40-58 (.408)
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All-Time Record: 563-245-12 (.694)
Preseason Poll Projection: 7th
NCAA Titles (3): 1986-89-90
Centennial Titles (3): 1996-99-2001
Playoff Appearances (9): 2001-02-03-04-06-07-10-11-12

Key Returnees: Franny Liberatoscioli, Sr., D/M, 29-9-38, 19 CT, 35 DC, 2nd team All-CC; Emily DiGiorgio, Jr., M, 29-3-32; Abby Goldstein, Jr., A, 16-6-22; Kaci McNeave, Jr., M, 10-10-20; Haley O'Malley, Soph., A, 15-5-20; Alycia Hildebrand, Sr., D; Amy Lee, Sr., D; Emily Blaszkow, Jr., D; Kaitlyn France, Jr., GK, 10.24 GAA, 38.5 save%.
Key Losses: Bridget Sherry, M, 13-8-21, 22 CT, 25 DC, HM All-CC; Lisa Grous, D, 45 DC, 2nd team All-CC; Amy Kohout, M, 19-13-32; Lindsey Grabell, M, 9-5-14.
Top Newcomers: Hannah Reape, A/M, Upper Dubin (Pa.) HS; Carli Heimann, A, Kennett (Pa.) HS; Brittney Bedrossian, A, Merion Mercy (Pa.) HS; Grace Langan, A, Easton (Pa.) HS; Abigail Krasutsky, A, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) HS; Hannah Crowley, M, Ridley (Pa.) HS.

Outlook: Ursinus is another team looking to break through in 2018. Liberatoscioli and DiGiorgio anchor the midfield and make the UC offense run. The duo combined for 58 goals last spring. Goldstein and O'Malley are the veterans on attack and will be counted on for more production this season. Hildebrand and Lee are the senior leaders of the defense in front of France. The Bears have not qualified for the Centennial tournament since 2012 but will be in the hunt come May. 

Madison Schutz, Washington College

Washington College (10-7 overall, 5-4 Centennial, 5th place, lost to Dickinson in CC 1st round)
Head Coach: Kate Fowler (Hamilton '10), 1st season
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All-Time Record: 261-269 (.492) since 1982
Preseason Poll Projection: 5th
Centennial Titles (0)
Playoff Appearances (10): 2001-02-03-11-12-13-14-15-16-17

Key Returnees: Madison Schutz, Jr., D, 17 CT, 1st team All-CC; Cecily Docktor, Jr., A, 33-18-51, HM All-CC; Autumn Spence, Sr., M/D, 16 DC; Kristy Grovom, Jr., A, 30-2-32, 37 DC; Morgen Moran, Sr., A, 18-7-25; Emily Pantazes, Jr., M, 13-2-15, 21 DC; Alison Pantazes, Jr., A, 7-6-13; Madison Acra, Sr., M, 5-7-12; Lauren Brenner, Soph., A, 9-2-11; Caitlin Donovan, Jr., M, 7-4-11, 29 DC.
Key Losses: Katherine Vincent, A, 58-17-75, 51 DC, 1st team All-CC; Haylee Solomon, GK, 10.21 GAA, 50.2 save%; Anna Inserra, D, 19 DC; Cara Pascarella.
Top Newcomers: Megan Andrews, D, Newington (Conn.) HS; Anna Bennett, M, Garrison Forest (Md.) School; Catherine Keirn, D/M, Notre Dame (Md.) Prep.

Outlook: The Shorewomen have qualified for the Centennial tournament in each of the last seven seasons and are poised to extend that streak in 2018. Docktor and Grovom are a pair of 30-goal scorers and combine with Moran for a potent attack. Pantazes, Acra and Donovan lead the midfield, while Schutz is the anchor of the WAC defense along with Spence. If it can find a 'keeper in the preseason, Washington College should make a return trip to the postseason.