Coach: Jess Platt (3rd year)
Last year: 6-7-1
Key returnees: Haley Korte, Sr., MF; Bennie Lopez, So., MF; Cara Freadman, So., D; Erica Broderick, So., F.
One year after getting to the Western Mass. Division II quarterfinals, the Spartans found themselves on the outside looking in when it came to postseason play.
Platt and the Spartans are looking to turn things around, but there are some holes to patch.
Sophomore Emily Shaw moves into a full-time role as the Monument goalkeeper. Shaw started one game last year and spent time at goalie camp in the offseason.
Korte steps up as a senior and will be counted on to provide skill and leadership in the midfield. Sophomore Lopez, whose older sister Alandra graduated two years ago, will play alongside Korte in the midfield. Erica Broderick played forward last year.
Cara Freadman, Courtney's sister, earned some playing time and got needed experience playing in 2012. She'll also be counted on to pitch in.