Head coach: Laurie Evans, 10th season
2016-17 record: 20-6 (11-1 Southwest, first)
Returning letter winners (starters): Seven (three)
Top players: F/C Dajaah Lightfoot (Sr.), G Ellyjah Pricebrooks (So.), C Sierra Mich’l (Jr.), G Brianna Clark (Jr.), G/F Ahmaya Smith (Jr.), G Kalena Halunajan (Fr.)
Outlook: Coming off the first league title in program history, the Diamondbacks have high expectations.
Lightfoot, a Tennessee State commit, is one of three returning starters and has plenty of help.
“We have strong guards, strong post play and will be tough to guard, so hopefully we can turn that into some wins,” Evans said. “With our league having three of the top five teams in the city and our region having four out of the top five, it makes for a tough playoff race.
“I think our defense is our strongest quality as a team this year, and we haven’t had that in years.”