Coach: Mike Troiano (1st year)
Last year: 7-12
Key returnee: Caitlyn Osak, Sr.
The Spartans welcome a new coach, Mike Troiano, and almost a new team. Monument graduated a considerable portion of its roster last year, and only Osak saw much action.
Troiano replaces one of the league's most respected coaches in Steve Piazzo, who retired after 20 years as the Spartans' coach. Troiano has a number of seniors on the roster, however. They include Emily Barbeau, Heather Bradbury, Stephanie Higgins, Elayna Chamberlain, Erin Stalker and Jamie Martin.
In all, the Spartans have seven seniors and four juniors on the squad, so there is some degree of maturity on the squad, at least.
But overall, the Spartans face a challenging fall if the team hopes to break its two-year drought of not qualifying for the Western Mass. tournament.