Head coach: Amy Fisher, seventh season
2011 record: 22-10 (14-2 Northwest)
Returning letter winners (starters): 10 (Five)
Top players: OH Taylor Richards (Sr.), MH Taylor Hammer (Sr.), MH Sam Leonard (Sr.), OH Lindsey Flangas (Sr.), S Gianni Perryman (Sr.), OH Devynn Mills (Sr.)
Outlook: The Crusaders lost only one starter from a team that finished second in the Class 4A Northwest League last season.
But the senior — setter Kelsey McCourt — was a big loss and one that won’t be easy to replace.
Still, with plenty of other talent left, the Crusaders should be one of the teams to beat in Division I-A.
“The team looks to place at the top of the conference,” Fisher said. “Six seniors will provide the leadership necessary to compete regionally and at the state level. It looks to be exciting year.”