Head coach: Missy Krueger, eighth season
2017 record: 32-7 (20-0 4A Sunrise/first)
Returning letter winners (starters): Four (two)
Top players: P/CF/1B Tatum Spangler (Sr.), P/CF/1B Ashley Ward (Jr.)
Outlook: After having a senior-dominated roster last year, the Cougars return only two starters, but both are coming off ultra-successful seasons.
Spangler (.513, 6 home runs, 56 RBIs; 14-3, 1.29 ERA) was a first-team all-state selection, and Ward (.427, 16 doubles, 44 RBIs; 11-3, 2.23) earned second-team all-state honors.
“We are looking to build upon last year’s successful season with strong senior leadership and a group of talented and hardworking newcomers,” Krueger said.