Defending Carroll County champion: Century
The Carroll County girls soccer picture may be the cloudiest of any in the Baltimore area.
Defending champion Century, which went 6-0-1 in league play last year, may have enough pieces to make it two straight. Jaci Buteua, Alyssa Malanik and Hannah Warther are experienced, talent and versatile -- giving coach Sara Figuly plenty of flexibility within their lineup.
Manchester Valley won their second straight Class 1A state crown, but have holes to fill with 11 players lost to graduation. One huge plus is the return of forward Jamie Rickabaugh, who led the county with 18 goals last season.