Head coach: Chuck Pope, first season
2014 record: 11-13 (3-7 Southwest, fifth)
Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (five)
Top players: 1B/P Karley Severance (Sr.), C/3B/SS Mary Dungey (So.), SS/2B/C Meagan Anders (So.), P/C/IF Elsy Guzman (So.)
Outlook: Veteran coach Pope, who guided Silverado to several state tournament appearances, returns to the high school game and will guide a program that brings back five starters.
“The Diamondbacks had a wonderful turnout for intramurals and tryouts,” Pope said. “They are a hard-working group with great energy and attitude for the game of softball.
“The new coaching staff and players are raising their expectations and goals with the hope of becoming a more competitive softball program.”