The Wilmington College women's soccer team enters the 2017 season needing to replace some leadership and experience after three multi-year starters graduated.
Gone are forward Taylor Scott, midfielder Alyssa Reule and defender Erika Good, a trio that combined for 151 starts in their careers.
However, the Fightin' Quakers have some offensive firepower to lean on as senior Ashley Lovett returns after leading the team with seven goals and two assists. Her offensive output represented 33 percent of Wilmington's scoring.
Junior Kaitlin Evans returns to have a bigger role in the Wilmington offense after finishing third on the team in scoring. Junior Taylor Leake is the only other player with multiple goals returning to the team.
Senior Ana Hosler, a two-year starter, returns as the team's goalkeeper. She helped Wilmington race out to a fast start with six shutouts in the team's first nine games. Hosler started all 17 games, playing 1,250 minutes. Sophomore Leda Moyer, who played in seven games last season, will push Hosler for minutes.
Aiding the defensive effort will be a pair of starters in Leake and junior Taylor Thompson.
Junior Hannah Greaney and sophomore Haley Burge return to the midfield after starting last season. Greaney started in all 10 of her games, while Burge started in 16 of her 17 games.