Coach: Michael Prunty (3rd season)
Assistant coaches: Walton Ponce, Corbin Scholz, Lizzy Ward, Meg Goodson
Last season’s finish: 12-6, 9-4 MVC
Returning starters: Grace Brown, Sr., D; Sydney Schroder, Sr. MF; Sydney DePrenger, Soph., F; Sam Schroder, Soph. MF; Naomi Meurice, Soph., GK.
Other returning letterwinners: Julia Lusala, Sr., F; Kailey Benge, Sr., MF; Sophie Van Meter, Sr., F; Abby Greazel, Sr., F; Madelyn Fontana, Soph., D; Madeline Pugh, Soph., F.
Newcomers to watch: Kennedy Menzel, Fr. D.
Headliner: Nebraska recruit Grace Brown earned all-state honors as a defender last season and added six goals and ranked second on the team with 10 assists.
Keep any eye on: Senior Sydney Schroder was a second-team all-conference pick last season after scoring four goals and adding three assists.
Circle the date: April 21 vs. West High.
Outlook: City High returns five starters from a team that went 12-6 and advanced to the regional final last season. Sophomores Sam Schroder and Naomi Meurice each return after earning honorable mention all-conference honors last season along with fellow sophomore Sydney DePrenger.
Sam Schroder tied for fourth on the team with six goals last season while Meurice was one of the top goal keepers in the Mississippi Valley Conference.
Clear Creek Amana
Coach: Matt Harding (5th season)
Assistant coaches: Kasey Bortz
Last season’s finish: 14-6, 6-1 WAMAC East.
Returning starters: Hannah Bormann, Sr.; Sarah Johnson, Sr.; Clare Austin, Sr.; Morgan Carew, Sr.; Kaitlin Riggle, Sr.; Amelia Pereira, Soph.; Erin O’Keefe, Soph.
Other returning letterwinners: Alexi Kimm, Soph.; Carolina Herrera, Jr.; Georgie Schuerer, Soph.; Taylor Fuller, Jr.; Camryn Cory, Sr.; Be DeShaw, Sr.; Liza Evans, Soph.; Holli Duke, Jr.
Newcomers to watch: Carsyn Gallagher, Fr.; Hannah Shade, Fr.; Ellie Waterbury, Fr.; Emilie Harder, Sr.
Headliner: A Drake recruit, senior Hannah Bormann needs four goals to reach 100 for her career after scoring a team-high 28 goals and adding 11 assists last season.
Keep any eye on: Senior goal keeper Sarah Johnson returns fully healthy for her senior seasons after injuries limited her for most of last season. Johnson was an all-state pick as a sophomore in 2015 when she allowed just 10 goals and posted 10 shutouts.
Circle the date: April 20 at Center Point-Urbana.
Outlook: The Clippers are seeking their first trip to the state tournament in the fifth season under head coach Matt Harding. Clear Creek Amana has been close to a state berth in the past, falling in the 2A regional final last season to Newton. Seven starters return from last season including three of the top four scorers for the Clippers.
Senior Kaitlin Riggle returns after ranking second on the team with seven goals and seven assists.
Coach: John Tucker (13th season)
Assistant coaches: Andrea Keegen
Last season’s finish: 11-9, 4-3 WAMAC West
Returning letterwinners: Josie Durr, Sr., F; Paige Gallagher, Sr., MF; Megan Tucker, Jr., MF; Dani Carter, Sr., D; Ali Diersen, Sr., D; Tara Lance, Sr., F; Kyrsten Ulin, Sr., MF; Brianna Smith, Jr., GK; Taylor Noonan, Soph., F.
Newcomers to watch: Aurora Christner, Sr., D; Taylor Ryan, Soph., F.
Headliner: Iowa recruit Josie Durr led the state with 46 goals last season and has 108 goals in her career.
Keep any eye on: Junior midfielder Megan Tucker tied for the team lead with five assists last season and will join senior Paige Gallagher in the midfield for the Spartans.
Circle the date: May 23 against Regina
Outlook: Solon is poised to take a big step this season with nine starters returning from last year’s team that finished 11-9. Only four Spartans recorded goals last season with Gallagher and Durr the only returning Spartans to find the net last year.
That should change this season as head coach John Tucker expects sophomore Taylor Ryan and senior Tara Lance to stress opposing defenses from the forward spot.
Coach: Ann Larew (2nd season)
Assistant coaches: Kate Murray, Scott Miller, Jordan Grimm, Abby Neane, Rick Larew, Gracie Larew, Peter Rodd, Jacque Ronnfeldt, Emilio Tovar, Keli McLaughlin.
Last season’s finish: 15-6, Class 1A state runner-up.
Returning starters: Andrea Adam, Sr., W; Morgan Parthemore, Sr., D; Greyson Dumont, Jr., MF; Anna Ziniel, Jr., MF; Lauren Gaarde, Jr., F; Megan Wick, Jr., GK; Nourah Abusada, Jr., W.
Other returning letterwinners: Alexa Lehman, Jr., MF; Natalie Sueppel, Jr., MF; Josie Krueger, Soph., D; Madeline Hamilton, Soph., F; Kemberly Flores, Jr., F.
Newcomers to watch: Abigail Burger, Fr., GK; Claire Conlon, Fr., MF; Claire Gaarde, Fr., F; Elly Gahan, Fr., MF; Kennede Nosbisch, Fr., F; Kennedy Scott, Fr., D; Claire Sullivan, Fr., D; Emma Welter, Fr. MF; Natalie Shank, Jr., MF.
Headliner: Junior Lauren Gaarde is the top returning scorer for the Regals after finishing second on the team with 16 goals and adding 10 assists last season.
Keep any eye on: Junior Greyson Dumont is a multi-year starter in the midfield and is poised for her best season yet after scoring two goals and adding four assists last season.
Circle the date: May 26 against Davenport Assumption.
Outlook: Regina came up just shy of a state title last spring falling 1-0 to Davenport Assumption in the Class 1A title game. The Regals will load up for another state tournament run this spring with seven starters returning from last season’s title team.
Regina must replace four of its top five goal scorers from last season including all-stater Jenny Wick but brings back talented threats in senior Andrea Adam and junior Anna Ziniel along with Dumont and Gaarde. Junior Megan Wick returns in goal after allowing 22 goals in her first season as a starter.