Head coach: Phil Clarke, 11th season
2016 record: 29-12 (8-0 Southwest, first)
Returning lettermen (starters): Eight (four)
Top players: S Haden Van Orden (Sr.), OH Chandler Juilfs (Sr.), OPP Scott Solan (So.), MB Grant Tingey (Sr.)
Outlook: After advancing to the Division I state tournament last year, the Panthers bring back eight lettermen, including four starters.
“It’s an experienced core back from last year’s team,” Clarke said. “There are some big shoes to fill from a good senior class last season, including our captain and leader Jacob Scheer.
“We look to the leadership of the returning seniors to help bring the new guys along and battle to get back to the state tournament in a very tough league and region.”