Head coach: Billy Hemberger, fifth season
2016-17 record: 18-13 (9-3 Southwest, third)
Returning letter winners (starters): Seven (two)
Top players: G Essence Booker (Sr.), F Kayla Harris (Sr.), F Jalynn Webster (Sr.), F Natalie Meredith (Sr.), F Jenna Meredith (Sr.)
Outlook: Booker, a Nevada commit who averaged 15 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, and Harris (9.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.2 apg) both return for their fourth season as starters for the Grizzlies, who advanced to the Sunset Region final last year.
In all, Spring Valley brings back seven letter winners.
“We have a few surprises for people and may the best team win,” Hemberger said. “The chase is on, and we aren’t hiding from any competition.”