The University of Maryland is still firmly established as the premier men's soccer program among the state's four NCAA Division I schools. Maryland was the nation's top-ranked team for most of the 2016 campaign before its season ended abruptly with a second-round NCAA Tournament defeat.
The Loyola Greyhounds went from the Patriot League basement to second place in one season and return most of their offensive talent. Navy and UMBC are seeking better fortunes after difficult 2016 campaigns.
Here's a glance at the state's Division I men's soccer teams: