Coach: Jennifer Doerle (6th year)
Last year: 9-11
Key returnees: Nyanna Slaughter, Sr.; Angela O'Neil, Sr; Kirsten McNeice, Sr., Alyssa Doerle, Jr.; Isabelle George, Sr.; Haley Hubbard, Sr.
The Braves nearly made the Western Mass. tournament last year, and this year, Doerle believes their fortunes will improve, perhaps dramatically.
"I think we'll do very well this year," she said. "I'm pretty confident."
Seniors Slaughter, O'Neil, McNeice and George will be the nucleus of the squad, but Doerle has some depth with junior Alyssa Doerle and Hubbard. The Braves lost only two seniors. Doerle was pleasantly surprised when 38 candidates came out for the varsity and junior varsity, although she was not happy to have to make cuts this year.
"The turnout was pretty impressive," she said.
Doerle believes that the traditional teams that have been successful in the county - Lee, Lenox, Mount Greylock and Wahconah - will still be tough. But Taconic hopes to crack that upper echelon.