Coach: Molly Meczywor (13th year)
Last year: 4-10-2
Key returnees: Cori Ghidotti, Sr., F/MF; Morgan Lamarre, Sr., D; Alyssa Marceau, Sr., MF; and Tassone, Sr., MF.
Meczywor and the Blue Devils will look to its veteran leadership to rebound from last year's disappointing four-win season.
The coach said that a postseason birth is the plan for her veteran team, and if newcomers step into new roles and excel - expect improvement from the Blue Devils.
Heading into the season, Meczywor said she's still looking for players to fill roles. One of those positions is the center midfielder who can take charge and lead on the field.
Despite the lack of a center midfielder, the Blue Devils are returning three senior midfielders in Ghidotti, Marceau and Tassone. The experience Drury has in these three players will help to stabilize the game from the center.
On defense, look for sophomore stopper Olivia Carlson to provide leadership and poise. She should have plenty of help and experience around her too, with seniors Mackenzie Bona, Lamarre and Emily Moulton figuring into the equation.
Meczywor said she likes the speed of her team, and the team's young forwards have plenty of it. Also, senior Allison Meehan will be handling the goalkeeping duties, taking over for the departed Ali Tatro.