Head coach: Tracy Antonio, second season (5-20 career at Bonanza)
2017-18 record: 5-20 (0-12 Southwest/seventh)
Returning letter winners (starters): Four (three)
Top players: F Macyn Raleigh (Sr.), G/F Izzy Diaz (Sr.), F Rayanna LeFear (Sr.), F/G Madie Gonzalez (Sr.)
Outlook: After back-to-back two-win seasons, the Bengals showed some improvement in Antonio’s first year.
Diaz (10.4 points, 3.4 assists, 3 steals per game), Gonzalez (8.5 ppg, 4.2 apg), Raleigh (7.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and LeFear (6.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg) all return and hope to lead the team to more success.
“The Lady Bengals are still a rebuilding program heading in the right direction,” Antonio said. “We’ll be young mixed with some upperclasswomen and the addition of some promising transfers that will help lead the program to a another successful, learning, competitive, scholar athletic season.
“These athletes have been working hard, and we’re all excited for the upcoming season in this new conference.”