Cowboys return a ton of talent, including top scorer and keeper, from a Class 5A region semifinalist. 2. Jesuit
Eighteen players, including top scorer Brett Durrance, return for this perennial state contender.
3. Tampa Prep
Reigning 2A state champ lost a ton of seniors, but defense should remain solid.
4. Berkeley Prep
Scoring extraordinaire T.J. Roehn graduated, but Bucs still possess some offensive pop.
Essentially everyone returns for a 4A playoff team that shocked Jesuit in the regular season.
In the conversation: Durant, Newsome, Sickles, Wharton
11 players to watch
Joshua Davis, F, Jr., King
Coming off a 15-goal season.
Brett Durrance, F/MF, Jr., Jesuit
Led Tigers in goals (16) and assists (15) last winter.
Tevin Gage, F/MF, Sr., Bloomingdale
Collected 13 goals for a 6A playoff team.
Tyler Hartlage, F/MF, Sr., Jesuit
Arguably the Tigers' best overall player.
Danny Johnson, MF, Sr., Plant
One of his seven goals beat Countryside in regions.
John Nardozzi, GK, Sr., Gaither
Allowed one regulation goal in two playoff games last season.
Alex Noble, MF, Jr., Wharton
Football's kicker will get a late start this season.
Oli Ortiz, F, So., Steinbrenner
Led upstart Warriors with nine goals last season.
Joey Perfetto, MF, Sr., Newsome
Prolific playmaker had 22 assists as a junior.
Jordan See, F, Sr., Gaither
Coming off a 19-goal season for region semifinalists.
Brian Steel, D, Sr., Tampa Prep
Steadiest defender during Terps' state title season.