Seneca Valley's Sasha Orr brings the ball up court while Largo's Jessica Lyons gives chase. Orr returns to Seneca for her senior season, and hopes to return the school to its 2010 glory. (Mark Gail/WASHINGTON POST)

Top teams

Damascus (19-6); Poolesville (18-5); Seneca Valley (9-14)

Top players

F Lindsay Poss, Poolesville, 5-10, Sr.

G/F Kristina Prange, Damascus, 6-0, Sr.

G/F Kelli Prange, Damascus, 6-3, So.

G Sasha Orr, Seneca Valley, 5-5, Sr.

G Bridget Rothert, Seneca Valley, 5-8, Sr.


Damascus made it to the Maryland 3A West final last season with a roster that featured no seniors. The Hornets will be without junior guard Sam Day this season (ACL surgery), but they have every other major contributor back, including high-scoring sisters Kristina and Kelli Prange. . . .

Seneca Valley didn’t have the firepower to duplicate its 2010 state title run, losing 10 of its last 11 games last season, but the Eagles return two of the county’s best players. Rothert led the county in scoring last year at 21.6 points per game, while Orr — a defensive stalwart — is the lone remaining starter from the championship team. . . . Poss averaged 12.8 points per game last year and has led Poolesville in scoring each of the past three seasons. . . .

Watkins Mill must replace three of its top four scorers, including Jasmine McRoy (18.5 ppg), off last season’s 15-win squad. . . . Andy Eisenberg takes over Rockville (6-16) as the Rams’ third coach in three years, and Northwood (7-13) and Wheaton (0-21) also have first-year coaches.