EGF Senior High boys
Coach: Jake Jensen.
2018 record: 9-8-1, eliminated in quarterfinal round of Section 8A tournament.
Key graduation losses: Parker Anderson, Mohammed Barkadleh, Rudy Juarez, Hunter Twite, Blake Felch, Khalid Omar.
Returning regulars: Sr. AbdiMalik Abdi (10 goals-5 assists), sr. Nathan Emery (1-2), jr. Kole Chupka (3-0), jr. Tommy Ellis, sr. Drew Kallock (.812 save %, 2.84 GAA).
Potential new impact players: Sr. A.J. Kofstad, sr. Noah Benjamin, jr. Blake Moen, sr. Nick Oberg.
Green Wave coach Jensen says: "We graduated a lot, so we have a lot of big holes to fill. We’re trying to change our style and possess the ball longer. I think we’ll be strong on defense. Drew is experienced in goal and we have a lot of backline experience and some new guys who will help. Emery and Eillis will be the leaders back there. Moen will bring speed and athleticism on the back line. I think we’ll score -- AbdiMalik can break games open with his skills and Chupka and Oberg play with a lot of flair.’’
EGF Senior High girls
Coach: Jessica Bina.
2018 record: 11-6-1, eliminated in quarterfinal round of Section 8A tournament.
Key graduation losses: Kora Jordheim, Macy Skyberg, Breanna Olson.
Returning regulars: Sr. Brynn Hillman (all-conference, 17 goals-10 assists), sr. Riley Regorrah (all-conference, 4-4), sr. Sydney Sayler (all-conference, 0-1), jr. Chloe Torgerson (16-12), jr. Grace Kronlund (5-4), soph. Brooklyn Sayler (7-3), sr. Ellie McDonald (5-0), fr. Kara Ellis (1-7), sr. Emmy Heisler (1-0), sr. Chelsey Afshari (1-2).
Potential new impact players: Jr. Kadynn Melquist, 8th-grader Ella Thorvilson, 8th-grader Mya Langerud, 8th-grader Lauren Kronlund, 8th-grader Maggey Plante, 8th-grader Kylee Mattison, 7th-grader Camryn Adams.
Green Wave coach Bina says: "We're excited to have our defenders (Regorrah, Sayler and Heisler) back. It's a solid backline. Brynn, Chloe and Brooklyn scored a lot of goals last year. I look for that to continue. But we're looking for more balance. Grace and Chelsey are capable of scoring more. We're moving Chelsey back to outside midfield, where she played as a sophomore. She can do a lot of nice things from there. We're really young in some areas, but we're confident in all of our kids.''
GF Central boys
Coach: Luke Schulz.
2018 record: 11-7-1, sixth at state tournament.
Key graduation losses: Sylver Osodo, Lucas Kanta, Davidson McLean, Mason Smith.
Returning regulars: Sr. William Lawson-Body (all-EDC, 12 goals-9 assists), jr. Jackson Macho (all-EDC, 7-2), jr. Colton Mitchell (3-0), jr. Nick Veres (1-3), jr. Wyatt Peterson (1-1), sr. Peter Loyland, sr. G Will Howard.
Potential new impact players: Sr. James Weber, jr. Joey Kennelly.
Knights coach Schulz says: "We have returners at every position -- forward, midfield, defense and goal. Our question mark is depth. We’re only about 12 players deep. We’re relying on some inexperienced freshmen and first-year players. Lawson-Body and Macho were two of our main scorers last year. We’ll rely on them a lot to do our scoring. Peterson and Veres are solid at midfield. Peter and Colton lead the back line, and Howard is really good in goal.’’
GF Red River boys
Coach: Luke Glasoe.
2018 record: 5-6-6.
Key graduation loss: Maxx Andrade.
Returning regulars: Sr. Suraj Magar (all-EDC, 2 goals-2 assists), sr. Bikash Pathak (3-4), sr. Shayan Rasouli (1-4), soph. Gannon Brooks (2-0), soph. Dilson Gurung (1-2), sr. G Mason Thingvold (all-EDC, all-state).
Potential new impact players: Sr. Matt Trader, jr. Morgan Hoeff, jr. Angel De La Cruz, jr. Jacob Vorachek.
Roughriders coach Glasoe says: "I think we’re strong at midfield with Magar, Gurung and Vorachek. The defense will be strong. Thingvold is a very good goaltender, one of the top ones in the state. The big question, like every year, is if we can score. We only allowed 24 goals in 17 games last season and still didn’t make the state tournament. Our defense should keep us in every game and we should be able to possess the ball. It comes down to if we can score.’’