Head coach: Teri Hernandez, sixth season
2012 record: 4-26 (2-14 Northwest)
Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (seven)
Top players: C Vanessa Sanders (Sr.), IF Megan Ingram (Sr.)
Outlook: The Desert Shields should greatly benefit from realignment, getting out of what was a stacked Northwest League and into a spot where they’ll be much more able to find success.
Sanders can provide plenty of offense, along with a steadying influence behind the plate.
"There is a lot of veteran returners and some key newbies this year," said Hernandez. "Cheyenne will me competitive this season."