Between some established returners and a few intriguing newcomers, the Falcons have a good amount of experience and talent in the pool, as well, as they look to stay atop league and build a contingent for the Division II meet.
"I believe we have a very talented and deep team, hoping to once again contend for a league championship," said Loporchio, who also just coached the Falcons girls' water polo team to the Division V semifinals this season. "Depth will be our strength with a great blend of returning swimmers, members of the water polo team and several freshmen."
Senior Adrienne Ingalla and sophomore Robin Yi are returning CIF qualifiers and freshman Iva Icheva leads an incoming group that includes water polo player Shannon Hovanesian.
Glendale and Hoover also compete in the Pacific League, although the Nitros and Tornadoes are in more of a building stage than the stocked Falcons.
The loss of Sher will surely be felt at Glendale, as the standout freestyler was a multiple league titlist and a veteran of numerous CIF finals and Masters meets.
"With the senior class we lost last year, we lost a few pretty key swimmers for our team," Glendale Coach Forest Holbrook said. "But we're going to have a very solid team. The kids are looking a lot better than they were last year at this time, so we're very optimistic about how the season is going to turn out for us."
Sophomores Biyouregh Boghozian and Maddie Corpuz will be the top swimmers on a youthful Nitros team.
"We've got a younger team with two of our top three swimmers being sophomores," said Holbrook, who plans to measure his team's growth by CIF qualifications rather than league wins.
Holbrook has identified trying to qualify a relay for CIF as a season goal, as well as getting as many individual swimmers to CIF as possible.
Hoover also has a young team, expected to be led by juniors Pamela Minasian and Preni Movsefian and sophomores Janelle Gutierrez and Liana Khachikyan.
"We have few swimmers that could really surprise us this year," Tornadoes Coach Ara Oganesyan said. "We had an amazing group of freshmen last year and we've got another good batch of freshmen this year. We're really excited about it."
Flintridge Prep welcomes new co-coaches Riley Marnesh and Ryan Gatto, who will succeed Alex Supple in an attempt to guide the Rebels to a successful Prep League campaign.
With a couple of upperclassmen on board to provide leadership, including senior Evie Bateman and junior Suzanna Tan, Prep will also rely on a core of underclassmen led by freshman Jennifer Langen.
"She's a great all-around swimmer," Marnesh said of Langen.