Armed with strong re­turn­ing cast, Kent Island fig­ures to be tough to take down once again

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teams on our schedule. The team worked hard in the off­sea­son to come in phys­i­cally pre­pared for our matchups. We’re ex­cited to get the sea­son un­der­way.”

Seven re­turn­ing se­niors in­clude Al­lMid-Shore first-team play­ers Gabrielle Corder, Paige Mitchell, and Sara Wal­ford. Corder and Mitchell are ex­pected to lead the de­fense and mid­field, re­spec­tively, this year. Sec­ond-team All-MidShore player Emily Lane­hart re­turns to tend the net. Other starters in­clude Kaitlin Karns, MacKen­zie Man­des, Casey Sweitzer, Sarah Bowyer, Emma Cov­ing­ton, Emma Caulk, and Katie Ray. Gun­ston With a large ros­ter, in­clud­ing five re­turn­ing se­niors, the Herons should be com­pet­i­tive in the Eastern Shore In­de­pen­dent Ath­letic Con­fer­ence.

“We are look­ing for­ward to a com­pet­i­tive year ... girls have worked very hard this sum­mer and dur­ing pre­sea­son,” head coach Ali­son DeFino said.

Se­nior for­wards are Heidi Bar­cus, Bren­nan Paddy, and Susie Ford, who will also play mid­field. Se­nior Joey Smith plays mid­field and class­mates

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