Head coach: Brandon Jones, first season
2017-18 record: 25-4 (12-0 3A Sunrise/first)
Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (three)
Top players: G Lainey Cornwall (Sr.), G/F Kaitlyn Anderson (Jr.)
Outlook: Jones takes over a squad that won 25 games last year before suffering a triple-overtime defeat in the Southern Region semifinals, narrowly missing a trip to the state tournament.
Cornwall (16.2 points, 4 rebounds, 3.4 steals per game) was the Southern Region’s MVP, and Anderson (13 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.6 spg) was a first-team all-region selection. They are among nine returning letter winners for the Pirates.
“Our goal is to defend our Sunrise League title and qualify for the state tournament,” Jones said.
“The new coaching staff is looking to build upon the foundation set by the previous coaching staff.”