Coach: Gordie Roberts (1st year)
Last year: 7-7-6
Key returnees: Anna Prescott Sr., MF; Reagan Smith, Sr., MF; Caitlin Bean, So., D; Liz Bean, So., D.
Roberts takes over at St. Joe, and has to find replacements for All-South defender Keegan McCauley - who led the team in scoring with seven goals - and midfielder Emma Peplowski.
The Crusaders graduated a large group of seniors, but Roberts said that the experience the freshmen received last year will pay dividends.
St. Joe earned a No. 8 seed in the Western Mass. Division III tournament a year ago and got started with a nice win over Franklin Tech. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, they played top-seed Lenox in the quarterfinals and fell 4-0. Lenox went on to win the Western Mass. title.