Coach: Mark Moulton, 7th year
Last year: 13-5, NVL 3rd
Key Losses: Five starters
Key returners: Ethan Barbieri. sr; Collin Genovese, sr; Brandon Becker, sr; Allain Malcom, jr.
Newcomers: Scott Dixon, soph; Billy Weber, fresh. (brother Jack was No. 1 three years ago.)
Outlook: The Red Raiders are rebuilding but still expect to win over half their matches.
Teams to beat: Three-time defending NVL champion Wolcott; Holy Cross.
Coach: J.B. Nickles
Last year: 9-7, fourth in the NVL
Key losses: Kiley Rosengrant; Shelby Consolini
Key returners: Julia Traub, Cara McCarthy, Sima El-Ayoub, Sarah Gallardo.
Newcomers: Bayleigh Dimauro, Isabel Weber.
Outlook: Young and fairly inexperienced, but eager and athletic, with a good mix of athletes from other sports.
Teams to beat: St. Paul, Woodland
Coach: Paul Honig, 1st year
Last year: 2-14
Key losses: Luke Snyder; Shae Coy; Tim Kurlick.
Key returners: Austin Stoeke, jr; Devon Shivers, jr; Jake Battista, jr; Porter Griffin, jr; Casper Jiang, soph; David Liu, soph.
Newcomers: Jacob Tran, soph; Liam Smith, fresh; Abel Lu, soph.
Outlook: Bottom half of the league
Teams to beat: Lewis Mills, Housatonic, Northwestern.
Coach: Courtney Mullaney, 2nd year
Last year: 0-16
Key losses: Bianca Pimentel, No. 1 singles, All-Academic; Chloe Chen, No. 1 doubles, All-Academic; Mia Wang, No. 1 doubles, All-Academic.
Key returners: Caroline Yu, No. 2 singles, All-Academic jr; Evey Peng, No. 3 singles, All-Academic sr; Victoria Song, No. 4 singles, All-Academic jr; Sara Qi, No. 2 doubles, jr; Naomi Niu, No. 2 doubles, All-Academic jr; Sally Meng, No. 3 doubles, All-Academic jr; Doris Yang, No. 3 doubles, jr.
Newcomers: Hope Mastroberti, fresh; Isabella Martinez, fresh; Mariah Shivers, fresh; Ava Christensen, fresh; Kaysie Palmer, fresh; Yurielys Caceres, soph; Jannat Perez, soph; Avery Moon, soph.
Outlook: While some have dropped out to spend more time with the books, this highly-achieving academic team has added 17 kids on the courts in two years. Those numbers are bound to start paying off.
Coach: Jeff Tripp, 14th year, 106-102 career
Last year: 11-5
Key loss: Zach Busby.
Key returners: Eric Chin, sr. cpt; Jonathan Miller, BL finalist, two-time All-BL jr; Max Vadakin, jr; Mo Elserafy, jr.
Newcomers: Jack Scarpa, fresh; Paul Bannister, fresh; Ben Upson, fresh; Caleb Thompson, fresh; Justin Gomez, soph; Dom Ross, jr.
Outlook: The top two players are solid, but varsity experience is lacking after that.
Teams to beat: Nonnewaug, Lewis Mills, Northwestern.
Coach: Rufus de Rham
Coach: Chris Bentley, 2nd year
Last year: 13-3, Berkshire League second.
Key losses: Bill Bentley (17-0), No. 2 singles; Eric Jameson, doubles; Mike Buonocore, doubles; Brandon Christensen, transfer.
Key returners: Holden Robinson, sr, (10-3), No. 1 singles, BL Tournament semifinalist; Jay Cizeski (9-4), No. 1 doubles; Sam Flowers (9-7), doubles; Jacob Honig, soph, (10-2), No. 3 singles.
Newcomers: Five freshmen, one sophomore, one senior.
Outlook: Returning players are solid. Filling the holes is a challenge.
Team to beat: Northwestern.
Coach: Dean Werner, 7th year (77-41)
Last year: 9-10
Key losses: Heather Markert; Val Suchecki; Mandy Mohagel; Julia Laurino; Winnie Bulat; Lisa Iwanicki; Marney Lariviere.
Key returners: Kristen Angiletta, jr. cpt, No. 1 singles; Maddy Florian, sr cpt, No. 2 singles; Julia Diguiseppe, sr cpt, No. 2 doubles; Jenna Gabrielson, jr, No. 3 singles; Emily Burzynski, jr; Erica Robinson, soph; Kara Schatz, jr; Kayleigh Watson, soph.
Outlook: Graduated six starters. 30 kids on the team, including 14 freshmen.
Teams to beat: Litchfield; Shepaug.
Coach: Than Southard
Last year: 0-16
Key losses: Brandon Croci; Jon Simonin.
Key returners: Josh Pang, sr; Jan Ritzenhoff, jr; Tristan Roveto, jr; Alex Mendez, jr; Aaron Wall, jr; Alec Doty, jr; Stephan Papandrea, soph.
Newcomers: Jon Stevens, fresh; Zach Kwalick, fresh.
Outlook: Nine players on the team, so everyone gets playing time.
Teams to beat: Nonnewaug; Northwestern; Housatonic.
Coach: Dan Porri
Coach: Nick Sheikh, 11th year
Key loss: Evin Tyler
Key returners: Baron Strasburger, sr; Sam Kaelin, sr; Trevor, Scappatura, sr; Zach Matta, sr; Anson Morgan, sr; Aneesh Mistry, sr; Jakob Fielf, jr; Aaron Pezzullo, soph; Jacob Matta, soph; Ryan Edwards, soph; David Gow, soph.
Coach: Nick Sheikh
Key losses: Reilly Ratcliffe; Sarah Nelson.
Key returners: Jess Patrick, sr.
Coach: Mitch Case, 7th year
Last year: 12-4, BL third
Key losses: Alec Royer, 2nd singles; Jordan Scherlin, 2014 BL Doubles Champion; Barrett Langendoerfer, 2nd doubles.
Key returners: Jakrin Lanpohouthacoul, sr. 1st singles; Michael Carter, sr. 3rd singles; Winter Thorne-Daunelis, sr. 2014 BL Doubles Champion; Christian Royer, sr. 2nd doubles; Grant Scherling, jr. 2nd doubles; Sam Switzgable, jr; Spencer Dixon, jr; David Kitridge, sr; Steven Ferm. Kr’ Alec Harwood, soph.
Newcomers: Avery Nelson, fresh; Jack Hasley, soph; Will Scharnberg, sr.
Outlook: Some open spots thanks to graduation, but Northwestern will be in the mix.
Teams/players to beat: Nonnewaug, Lewis Mills. Aaron Pezzullo, Nonnewaug; Jonathan Miller, Housatonic; Holden Robinson, Lewis Mills.
Coach: Turi Rostad
Key losses: Jaiden Dropick; Sam Nelson; Taryn Russ; Megan Janco; Annaliese Bertell; Libby Harwood.
Key returners: Marci Nelson, sr;
Coach: Chris Sutton, 1st year.
Last year: 6-12.
Key losses: Anthony Amato; Fred Pitcher; Jared Plourde.
Key returners: Ryan Bollard, sr. cpt; Josh Jordan, soph; Sean Leveille, jr; Tom Rocche, soph; Jack Virbickas, soph.
Newcomers: Lars Vikstrom, soph; Sam Pontolilo, fresh; Marc Salles-Goula, jr. (Spanish exchange student).
Outlook: Hoping to finish near the top of the league.
Coach: Joanne Kelly, 14th year
Last year: 11-5, Berkshire League third, Class S first-round loss to Litchfield.
Key losses: Katie Tracy; Kim Valentine
Returners: Molly Mercier, sr; Emma Virbickas, sr; Jemma Roche, sr; Marisa Prezioso, sr; Caroline Kelly, All-BL jr; Kate Klein, jr; Haley Pesce, jr; Jacalyn Doerwald, jr; Alyssa Cicio, jr; Maddie Gorra, soph; Margaret Wolk, soph; Jordan Buccholz, soph; Emily Prezioso, soph; Ashely Wagnblas, soph.
Newcomers: Pearl Lewis, fresh; Lily Keefe, fresh; Olivia Lautier, fresh; Megan Tracy, fresh; Micaela O’Malley, fresh; Daniela Cespedes, fresh; Alexis Guilbeault, fresh.
Outlook: Eight Spartans return and they’re still young. Defending champion Thomaston graduated eight starters; Northwestern, nine; and Housatonic, five. Second-place Litchfield, like Shepaug, returns eight, so this should be the big battle.
Team to beat: Litchfield.
Coach: Jennifer Ewart, 1st year
Key losses: Will Hartfle
Key returners: Jack Hartle, sr; Rob Archibald, jr.
Coach: Allie Mauro, 1st year
Last year: 16-0, Berkshire League Champions, Class S semifinals.
Key losses: Mackenzie Blair, No. 1 singles, 2-time All-BL, first Thomaston individual BL champion; Megan Fitzgerald, No. 2 singles; Alessia Palladino, No. 3 singles; Rhiannon Mecca/Jessenia Gonzalez, No. 1 doubles; Allison Snow/Vanessa Thornberg, No. 2 doubles; Megan Fainer, No. 3 doubles.
Key returners: Kaleigh Scarfo, sr. cpt; Danielle Barasche, sr; Michaela Palladino, soph; Jessica Ciavarella, soph; Desara Dauti, soph; Mikaylyn Peet, jr; Hannah Abbott, sr. cpt; Azealia Toro, sr; Brianna Creech, sr; Jen Giroux, sr; Anna Campos, sr.
Newcomers: Crystal Smail, fresh; Jade Mckinney, soph; Jill Frappier, soph; Cailey Creech, soph; Marisa Santopietro, soph; Taylor Tardy, soph; Kristina Dvilinskas, soph.
Outlook: Despite major graduation losses, the Golden Bears start the season with plenty of motivation after their historic year.
Teams to beat: Litchfield, Shepaug, Northwestern, Lewis Mills.