FAIRFIELD — After losing starting goalkeeper Rebekah Snitkoff, attackers Amanda Orvis and Clare Secrist and defensemen Hannah Dougherty, Laure Jacob and Caroline Ihlefeld, one might think that Warde could be in for a rebuilding season.

Not likely.

Coach Tom Davis has four experienced (and college committed) veterans lined up to help get the Mustangs back into the Class LL tournament and this time, go all the way. Last spring, Warde lost in the CIAC championship to Darien after beating Stamford, Conard and Greenwich. The Mustangs finished 14-6-1.

“We are looking to compete again for the FCIAC and state playoffs,” Davis wrote in his prospectus to the Citizen. “We need to keep the offense flowing in order to score and our defense needs to compete at a high level. All players must contribute during the season.”

Junior midfielder Libby McKenna, who scored 38 goals last season and added 23 assists to earn all-state first team honors, returns as does senior midfielder Courtney Scheetz (35 goals, 16 assists), another first-team all-state player. Midfielder Sarah Adams (24 goals, four assists, 23 draw controls, 26 ground balls), junior attacker Olivia Seymour (27 goals, 12 assists, 30 draw controls, 23 ground balls), defenseman Cara Bebey and senior attacker Jenna Kuczo.

Scheetz will play at Lafayette, Adams at George Washington and Kuczo at Roanoke. Scheetz, Adams, Kuczo and Emma Kallenbach will be captains.

“We need to compete at the highest level every game and every play,” Davis wrote. “There can be no letdowns during the season. All games have a meaning.”

Ludlowe coach Heather Lwesey has to deal with the loss of senior Emily DeMaso with season-ending ACL injury and the fact that she returns just 10 returning players to the varsity program.

“It will be imperative to get the underclassmen into our system as quickly as possible,” Lewsey wrote in her prospectus to the Citizen. “We will need to form a cohesive unit quickly and execute game by game.”

DeMaso, despite her injury, and Meghan Donahue will be co-captains. Both players have signed letters of intent to play next season at Holy Cross.

Last season, the Falcons finished with a 9-7 regular season record before losing in the FCIAC quarterfinals and falling to Cheshire 15-11 in the opening round of the Class LL tournament, ending at 9-9.

“I’m excited about the talent the underclassmen will bring,” Lewsey wrote. “We are led by upperclassmen, who work hard day in and day out. It will be a year of transition but the season certainly has potential if we can stay healthy and have all players but into the system.”

Notre Dame-Fairfield went winless (0-9) in the SWC last spring but the program did win five non-conference games en route to a 5-11 season.

“With a very diverse team, we’re hopeful to advance and build toward future success,” Lancers coach Jennifer Schell wrote in her prospectus to the Citizen. “We will work on different goals and continue to build on team chemistry to push through the difficult times.”

Seniors Delaney O’Keefe and Olivia Keden will be co-captains for Notre Dame. O’Keefe had five assists and 45 ground balls last season while Keden had two assists and 19 ground balls. Junior Kaitlyn Ciufo scored 43 goals, had eight assists and 74 ground balls — accounting for 22 percent of the Lancers’ scoring offense last season. Junior Lindsay Salvati had four goals and eight assists, sophomore Jenna Sabia had eight goals and 42 ground balls and junior goalkeeper Emma Sweeney made 157 saves and handed out three assists.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up,” Schell wrote. “The Lady Lancers will share a purpose of being strong, independent women in today’s society, on and off the lacrosse field.”