BELLMORE JFK COUGARS
Last season: 15-6
Coach: Mallory Freely
Danielle Lewin PG 5-5 Jr.; Gabrielle Lewin SG 5-0 Sr.; Dylan Manger C 5-8 Jr.; Cameron Montalbano SF 5-7 Soph.; Rachel Nossen SG 5-5 Soph.
ABOUT THE COUGARS: A mix of aggressive, scrappy defenders means easy points in transition.
Last season: 1-17
Coach: Danielle Donohue
Jenna Lim G 5-4 Sr.; Kelly-Ann McGrath G 5-5 Jr.; Arianna Millan F 5-9 Jr.; MaryGrace Spano G 5-4 Jr.; Vanessa Tortorella F 5-6 Jr.
ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS: Looking to establish a tradition of success this winter with experienced upperclassmen.
Last season: 23-2
Coach: Tom Magno
Nataiya Bailey G/F 5-8 Sr.; Gigi Faison G 5-8 Sr.; Brianna Moore C 6-0 Jr.; Rae Sawyer G 5-6 Fr.; Alexis Stewart F 5-8 Sr.
ABOUT THE SPARTANS: Looking for an identity after graduating two Division I players, but Faison is a five-year varsity talent.
GREAT NECK NORTH
Last season: 2-19
Coach: Erik Connolly
Kelly Chau PF 5-6 Jr.; Emma Cohen G/F 5-5 Jr.; Shira Pirouzian F 5-7 Soph.; Abby Rabbany SG 5-4 Jr.; Shaina Yazdanpanah SG 5-5 Sr.
ABOUT THE BLAZERS: Rabbany and Yazdanpanah are outside threats, while Chau commands the low post.
Last season: 11-8
Coach: Andrew Schneider
Caitlin Chestler G 5-5 Jr.; Jaqueline DeLuca PF 5-9 Sr.; Kristina Kallansrude G 5-8 Sr.; Lucy Peters C 5-11 Sr.; Jade StolerPG 5-7 Soph.
ABOUT THE JAYHAWKS: Fast and athletic, Jericho looks to make the playoffs after missing by one game.
Last season: 18-2
Coach: Lauren Sadeh
Grace Gately F 5-9 Soph.; Emma LoPinto G 5-3 Soph.; Rebecca Ritterband G 5-2 Soph.; Maria Themelis PG 5-5 Jr.; Kelly Trotta F 5-7 Sr.
ABOUT THE INDIANS: With nine of 14 players on the roster state champion lacrosse players, the Indians are battle-tested.
NEW HYDE PARK GLADIATORS
Last season: 11-7
Coach: Ron Pickett
Joanna Mauceri G 5-6 Sr.; Brianna Platia G 5-3 Sr.; Melanie Sinkler F 5-8 Sr.; Andrea Waldron F 5-7 Sr.; Julia White G 5-4 Jr.
ABOUT THE GLADIATORS: A defensive-minded team looking to improve its offense and make another playoff push.
Last season: 17-3
Coach: Alex Soupios
Carly Bolivar G 5-7 Sr.; Ashley Cattle F 5-9 Sr.; Flo Hunte G 5-4 Sr.; Mia Weinschrieder F 5-8 Jr.; Jessica Williams G 5-6 Sr.
ABOUT THE INDIANS: Poised for a county title run behind Bolivar, an NYIT commit.