Head coach: John Armstrong, first season
2011 record: 1-17 (1-15 Northwest)
Top players: MB Jenna Mecham (Sr.), LIB Aubriana Barrera (Sr.)
Outlook: The Desert Shields struggled last year, splitting with Mojave for the team’s only win of the season, but Armstrong hopes to breathe life into the program.
“I am excited to start building up a more successful program, and I believe this year will be a great year for us to begin going in the right direction,” Armstrong said. “We expect to win more games than we have in the recent past and hope to make a good playoff run for the first time in almost 10 years.”