Gwynedd Mercy and Archbishop Carroll have been among the more consistently good programs in the area during the past couple of years.
Behind coach Sue Persichetti, Gwynedd helped change the balance of power in the Catholic Academies this season.
The Monarchs shared the 2013 league title with Villa Maria, the back-to-back state finalist that has been a powerhouse among local teams during the past decade. The Hurricanes lost in the semifinals of the District 1 Class AA playoffs, ending a six-year run of district titles, and didn't earn a spot in the state tournament.
Carroll finished second in the Catholic League, behind Cardinal O'Hara. O'Hara beat Carroll, 2-1, in overtime for the Catholic League championship on Oct. 30. That win ended a three-year run of PCL championships for the Patriots.
Kelly Dougherty, co-coach at Carroll along with Jackie DePetris, said the matchup of Gwynedd forward Nicole Catalino and Patriots defensive standout Becca Zamojcin, a University of Virginia recruit, will be "pretty good."
In the other local matchup, Henderson, which won the first district title in program history on Nov. 3, will try to hold off the upstart Hatters, who have upset some of the best teams in the area in the district and state tournaments despite being the fourth seed from District 1.
Henderson went 11-1 to win the Ches-Mont League National Conference title. However, the Warriors will be on upset alert against Hatboro-Horsham. As the No. 14 seed in the District 1 tournament, the Hatters beat No. 3 Plymouth Whitemarsh and No. 6 Downingtown West before losing to No. 2 Central Bucks South in the semifinals.
On Tuesday, the Hatters topped Cardinal O'Hara, the top seed from District 12, 2-0, to advance to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2006.