3. Absegami (19-3). The Cape-Atlantic League champion returns a talented roster and should be strong on defense again. Erica Skroski, a Rutgers recruit, will have to play a major role in replacing the production of graduated forward Nicole Belfonte.
4. Eastern (11-4-5). The Vikings return 10 starters, including U.S. National Team pool member and Rutgers recruit Madison Tiernan. The junior forward finished 2010 with 13 goals and seven assists.
5. Timber Creek (16-5-1). Junior forward Olivia McEachern returns to lead Timber Creek's defense of its South Jersey Group 3 title.
6. Haddonfield (20-2-2). Haddonfield returns eight starters, including second-team all-South Jersey selection Katie Johnston. With senior Kellie Riley back in net after missing most of last season because of a broken collarbone, the Bulldogs should be solid from top to bottom.
7. Cinnaminson (14-3-2). UNC-Charlotte recruit Becky Forcellini and experienced goalkeeper Victoria Cocozza return for the Pirates.
8. West Deptford (18-1-2). Senior keeper Alicia Barger tied the school record with 16 shutouts in 2010. She returns to lead an experienced team.
9. Shawnee (17-7). The Renegades lost several key players from a successful 2010 season. Top scorer Shannon Dennehey is playing at Louisville. But senior midfielder Kristen Niedrach and senior defender Ciarra Stroud return to lead another solid Shawnee team.
10. Gloucester Catholic (16-3). Gloucester Catholic is one of the perennially strong teams in South Jersey, and this year should be no different. Senior midfielder Devin Dougherty and junior midfielder Madison Hogan return to lead the squad.
- Chris Melchiorre