Head coach: Rich Santigate, fourth season
2016-17 record: 13-16 (5-5 Southeast, third)
Returning letter winners (starters): Thirteen (four)
Top players: G Haley Tyrell (Sr.), F Aeryn Hawkins (Sr.), G Tia Thornton (Jr.), F Teagan Varrati (Jr.)
Outlook: Tyrell (14 points, 6 rebounds 3 assists per game) is among four returning starters for the Cougars, whose defense is capable of winning a lot of games.
Hawkins (5 ppg, 5 rpg), Thornton (3 ppg, 2 spg) and Varrati (3 ppg, 2 rpg) will be among those aiming to provide a bit more offense for a team that went 6-4 in its final 10 games last season.
“Returning 13 players with varsity experience and still a very young program with only three seniors, the Cougars look toward securing a solid playoff spot in hopes of battling for the region championship,” Santigate said.