NWCC Preview Capsules
Note: Information was supplied by the coaches
COACH: Herb Lane
YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First, 0-0
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: *Teysha Upshaw (Jr., P/F), Chelsea Lauck (Sr., F)
PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Megan Patton (Sr., G); Olivia Hinds (Sr., F), Krystal Cuffy (Sr., G/F), Abbie Patton Soph., G/F), Nah’Porchia Allen (Soph., G)
TEAM OUTLOOK: First-year coach Herb Lane has some simple things he would like to see from the Commodores this season: Showing daily improvement and being competitive in the Northwest Central Conference top the list.
Upper Scioto Valley
COACH: Mike Risner
YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: Second, 13-9
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: *Whitney Carroll (Sr., W); *Mikayla Coburn Sr., P); *Ginnie Critten, (Sr, P); Morgan Hunsicker (Jr., G); Kayla Prater (Jr., G/F); Aspen Rose (Soph, G).
PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Katie Anderson (Jr., G); Ali Goldsmith (Soph., F); Maura Griesheimer (Soph., G).
TEAM OUTLOOK: Risner needs to find a way to replace the graduated Katie Hicks, the all-district and Northwest Central Conference Player of the Year, who is now at Capital University. The Rams will rely on quickness, depth and defense to carry them while the offense waits for scoring leader Whitney Carroll to round into shape from offseason knee surgery.
COACH: Ted Patton
YEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: Three, 78-91
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: *Shelby Gilroy (Sr., G), *Abbey Gray (Sr., G/F); *Ivy Horn (Jr., G), *Kaylee Patton (Soph., G); Alex Crawford (Sr., F); Kindsay Salyer-Watts (Soph., C/F)
PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Logan Badertscher (Jr., F)
TEAM OUTLOOK: With three of their four leading scorers back from last years’ 17-6 team, the Tigers look for another successful campaign. Coach Patton looks for great man defense to help create offense as his team contends for the Northwest Central Conference title.
— * notes returning starters