Girls’ players to watch
► Emma Brandhorst , Concord-Carlisle: With Andrea O’Brien no longer at the center of the Patriots’ attack, the senior should have plenty of touches.
► Taylor Cogliano , Franklin: The Panthers will have to spread out the scoring this season, but the junior forward is more than capable of putting the ball in the back of the net.
► Lane Cronin , Weston: The creative junior will be used in an attacking-midfielder role as the Wildcats bid to repeat as Division 3 champs under John Power, their third coach in three years.
► Jackie Goudreault , Dover-Sherborn: The fourth-year varsity player was the Raiders’ leading scorer last year and should be an offensive force at center midfielder this fall.
► Kayla Steeves , Needham: The junior will be playing as a holding midfielder to start the season to get the most out of her distributing ability, but she’s always a threat to score; the top Division 1 colleges in New England have been, and will be, watching.
Mastrodonato’s top 10 girls’ teams
(With final 2012 record and next game)
1. Franklin (22-0-1); at Sharon, Monday, 3:45 p.m.
2. Medfield (22-0-3); at Hopkinton, Tuesday, 5 p.m.
3. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (17-2); at Nashoba Regional,
Saturday, 11 a.m.
4. Needham (15-2-3); vs. Natick, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.
5. Newton North (12-3-5); at Milton, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.
6. Nashoba Regional (18-1-4); at Groton-Dunstable Regional,
Tuesday, 4 p.m.
7. Dover-Sherborn (15-4-3); Norton, Monday, 3:30 p.m.
8. Belmont (14-4-3); vs. Melrose, Monday, 6 p.m.
9. Weston (12-7-4); vs. Wayland, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
10. Concord-Carlisle (15-4); at Boston Latin, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at email@example.com.