SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The motto fits the reality.

When it comes to preseason love, the Marshwood High School girls basketball team isn’t getting besieged by individual recognition. It doesn’t boast a high-profile college commit the way fellow Class A South programs like Greely (Anne DeWolfe) and Biddeford (Gracie Martin) do.

But taken all together, a team with 13 seniors on its varsity roster — many of whom have played significant minutes — thinks it has a chance to collectively do something special.

“All of us seniors, we know what we’re doing (next year) for the most part, whether we’re playing basketball or not,” said guard/forward Celine Lawrence. “A majority of us aren’t. So there’s not that added pressure.”

“No one’s just out there trying to get their stats up,” said senior point guard Courtney Thim. “We’re just playing as a team, trying to help our friends out.”

After two straight trips to the regional semifinals, and a combined two-year record of 33-7, the Hawks will try to translate their experience, their athleticism and their depth into another big pile of wins and a chance to make noise in February.

“Our motto that we’re going with this year is, ‘Strength in numbers,’” said fourth-year coach Steve Freeman, “because we have so many girls that can play.”

No, the Hawks don’t have a player like the Fordham-bound DeWolfe, who’s had a hand in ending each of their last two seasons; or the Harvard-bound Martin; or Kennebunk’s 6-foot sophomore standout, Emily Archibald. Few teams do.

But they do have numbers, including 17 players on the varsity roster. In addition to the 13 seniors are juniors Angelina Bisson and Casey Perry, who could each have college ball in their futures.

With Thim, Bisson and senior Nathalie Clavette handling the point; Herbold and Lawrence scoring on shots and slashes; and players like Perry, Alicia Richards, Jordyn Beers and Kayla Goodwin giving them a presence inside, the Hawks also look to have most of the pieces to a contending puzzle.

“We are a talented and athletic team,” said Freeman. “We can play an up-and-down style with just about anybody and that’s what we’re going to try to do. Hopefully we can turn teams over and turn those into baskets, while at the same time wearing teams down.”

Herbold is an intriguing player to watch. A four-year starter, she was the top supplemental scorer to departed center Miranda Montgomery last year, largely as a slasher, but has developed more confidence in her outside shot and is adjusting to a captain’s role.

“For me, talking is the biggest thing,” she said. “Just letting the other girls know things and having a voice on the court.”

“‘Herbie’ is a freak athlete who will make plays that you just don’t see,” said Freeman.

Are there concerns? Sure. Not having Montgomery, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, as well as a McDonald’s All-Star selection, leaves a void in the paint. The outside shooting comes and goes. A somewhat soft regular-season schedule isn’t set up to give the team a bunch of tests before the playoffs.

But there’s also a sense that for the large group of seniors, their time is now.

“I don’t know if the girls felt it or not coming up through,” said Freeman, “but when they were younger, to outsiders, they were always looked at as the next group that was going to make something happen — and not just in basketball, because they’re very athletic across the board.”

“It’s interesting,” said Thim. “Being on prior sports teams with seniors, you realize that you’re playing for your seniors. Now we’re all experiencing it together at the same time.”

The path to glory is still likely going to have to go through Greely or Brunswick — or both — in February. But for now, the senior-laden Hawks are enjoying the first weeks of their final hoop ride together.

“We’re just playing. We’re having fun,” said Lawrence. “The fact that we’re good with each other on top of that makes it that much better.”