Coach’s comments: “We will field a better all-around team than we did a year ago. In the second half of the season we played really well and had a strong finish. We have three players with a lot of experience back and about nine with very little varsity experience. It’s blending those two groups together on offense and defense to see what we have.
“Some of the freshmen are pushing the older kids for playing time at the varsity level. We have to see how the pieces fit. We want to be strong defensively, more disciplined on offense and handle the ball better. We have to cut down on our turnovers that hurt us in critical situations last year. We have a really competitive schedule; hopefully we can get a better start this year, but there will be some growing pains.”