Head coach: John Chilman, fourth season
2012 record: 12-18 (4-12 Northwest)
Returning letter winners (starters): Nine (nine)
Top players: OF Amanda Young (Sr.), SS/P Rachel Kerr (Sr.), 3B Lauryn Lipe (Jr.), OF Vanessa Valdez (So.), 2B Bri Yee (Jr.), OF Kelly Zufall (Sr.), OF Lili Bonora (Jr.)
Outlook: The Crusaders bring back nine starters and should be considered one of the favorites in the Sunset League.
Young hit .500 last season en route to All-Northwest League honors.
"Anything less than a playoff berth will be unacceptable," Chilman said. "Our team will go as far as our five seniors choose to lead them."