Last year: 16-2-1; No. 17
Marquee game: Oct. 8 vs. Waldwick
Best assets: The defending league champs bring back eight starters from last year’s squad, including two four-year starters in Molly Revie and Carly Bargman. As a freshman, Mikaela Heyboer scored 23 goals last season, so the offense is in good hands. The Owls have a solid attack and they always play a strong defensive style. Many Group 1 teams worry about depth, but coach Dave Schneider said he has 42 girls in the program. This almost seems like a dream scenario for the Owls: talented scorers, strong defense, good numbers. You rarely find that mix in a Group 1 program.
Biggest concerns: Schneider has been in the coaching business for 40 years, so he laughs at any serious problems. He will be breaking in a new varsity goalie this season in Mia Pagano, but she has experience and was a standout on the JV level. The Owls are eager to face Waldwick after the Warriors won the section last year, despite losing to Park Ridge twice in the regular season.