3. Cherry Hill East (8-9). Cherry Hill East enters the season with perhaps the most experienced team in South Jersey. Under veteran coach Karl Moehlmann, the Cougars don't have a true star, but return nearly their entire offense and defense, composed mostly of seniors. Among the senior class are keeper Steven Oberlander and forward Andrew Adler.
4. Haddon Heights (14-5-4). Haddon Heights returns a big-time goalkeeper in senior Jon Weaver, a three-year starter who helped lead the team to a South Jersey Group 2 title in 2010. Weaver is one of six returning starters for Heights. Three-year starter Kevin Miller should combine with Weaver to give Haddon Heights one of the area's best defenses.
5. Haddon Township (22-3-1). The reigning state Group 1 champions graduated its top scorer, Zach Curl, and top defender, Colin Andrew. But the team returns 13 varsity players, including six starters. Midfielder Mike McCutcheon and 6-foot-2 defender Pat Burns will anchor the Hawks.
6. Gateway (16-5-1). Gateway senior Anthony Colofranson might be the most exciting goal scorer in South Jersey. He is one of nine returning starters for a Gateway team that has visions of a Group 1 state title.
7. Washington Township (9-8-3). Washington Township returns capable scorers in seniors Eric Jordan and Drew Balkenhol. The Minutemen are experienced and poised to improve on last year's average performance.
8. Clearview (14-6-1). Clearview returns four starters. The team has an up-and-coming scorer in sophomore Gavin Bright and a fourth-year varsity defender in Matt Ryback.
9. St. Augustine (12-7). The Hermits are another South Jersey team replacing a legendary coach. Les Heggan, a veteran of 40-plus years, led the team to three state titles, most recently in 2010. St. Augustine returns a young but deep and talented team, led by senior defender Mickey Smyth.
10. Delran (10-7-5). The Bears return nine starters among 18 letter-winners. They are anchored by senior defender Robert Hepworth and senior striker Michael Ribeiro.
- Chris Melchiorre