Head coach: Christopher Walker, fifth season
2016-17 record: 18-4 (8-0 Northeast, first)
Returning letter winners (starters): Six (three)
Top players: F/C Jeanette Fine (So.), G Ke’Ajanae Haley (Sr.)
Outlook: The Pioneers lost their top scorer and rebounder when Yemiyah Morris (12.3 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game) graduated last spring.
Haley (6.6 ppg) and Fine (5.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg) will be among those hoping to pick up the slack and keep the Pioneers on top of the Northeast League.
“We are looking to build on the success of last season by working hard, staying consistent and being productive in the classroom and on the court,” Walker said. “We would like to work hard every day and have that work translate into success on the court.”