Coach: Dennis Sullivan (6th year)
Last year: 3-17
Key returnees: Sarah Ackerman, Sr.; Brianna Leonard, Sr; Ashee Shaw, Sr.
The Eagles struggled last year, but Sullivan believes the program is slowly turning around.
In addition to the trio of seniors he expects to lead the squad, he has a few newcomers in sophomores Jess Abbott and Jess Quenneville. Freshman Kayla Krom, with some varsity experience, might also be expected to contribute, according to Sullivan.
Overall, Sullivan reported he had 20 candidates report for the first practice, including seven seventh-graders. This, he said, is a welcomed increase over the last few years, when only a handful of new faces showed up.
"The last few years here, we'd get one or two new kids coming out for the team," said Sullivan. "This is a welcomed change, as far as I'm concerned."
Sullivan is not expecting any of the seventh-graders to make an impact right away, "but it bodes well for the future of the program, I think," he said.