Head coach: Rich Santigate, third season
2015-16 record: 12-15 (5-5 Southeast, fourth)
Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (four)
Top players: G Haley Tyrell (Jr.), G Payton Caci (Sr.), F Aeryn Hawkins (Jr.)
Outlook: Tyrell (11.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game), Caci (8.8 ppg) and Hawkins (2.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg) lead a list of nine returnees for the Cougars.
“Returning nine players with varsity experience, including four starters, should provide the upstart Cougars with the experience needed to compete in a very tough Southeast League,” Santigate said.