Head coach: Cyndi Castro, third season
2016 record: 17-16 (11-9 Division I Sunrise, sixth)
Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (six)
Top players: LF/3B Alexa Blazek (Sr.), RF Tyre Hilton (So.)
Outlook: Nine letter winners return for the Gators, who are hoping to use that experience to their benefit.
“We will be starting the season with seven seniors,” Castro said. “We are looking for great senior leadership with a focus on a team-first mentality. We are also adding a couple of new players that are competing for starting spots.
“Our goal is to compete in league and earn a regional spot.”