Other forwards are senior Taylor Johnston, junior Mary Cate Parent and sophomores Catherine Milligan and Tanae Johnson.
Johnson led last year’s 5-22 junior varsity team with five goals and three assists.
Hickman, Willis, Johnston and Milligan are returning varsity players.
Half a dozen players are jockeying for minutes in a four-man midfield — freshmen Kate Ervin and Katie Wade, Parent, and seniors Caroline MacLeod, Ashley Metzbower and Cassidy Braver.
Braver also could see time as a defender with junior varsity call-up Jaylin Fairbank and returning seniors Kayla Luhn and Alison Rameika.
Peacock is back for a third year as the starting goalie. She totaled seven shutouts and had a 1.14 goals-against average in 2016 when coaches voted her the best keeper on the Mid-Shore.
Rameika also was a firstteam all-star.
Defense is the Trojans’ strength as they return all but one starter in the back from last year’s 10-win team.
While Kent County looks like a veteran team on paper because of its seven seniors, they are being asked to step up as starters after mostly coming off the bench last year.
Some of the forwards also will be asked to play midfield and occasionally a mid may slide back to play defense.
“The girls are going to have to be flexible,” WrightTaylor said. Many of them will be tasked with taking on more significant roles than last year.