Coach: Brian Weisner, first year.
Last season: 4-18, 4-12.
Outlook: The Hornets have plenty to choose from in the front court--including 6-0 junior LaToya Hopkins, 5-10 junior Sylvia Thomas, and 5-9 seniors Christi and Catherine Lockard.
"We have a lot of good post players, so we'll be looking to get the ball inside," said Coach Brian Weisner, an assistant coach to Brenda Bates last season. "Our goal is to crash the boards, play good defense and take advantage of our size."
Hopkins, who averaged nearly 10 points per game last season, is the team's top offensive threat. She has good ball-handling skills for a forward and can shoot from outside. Thomas is the team's best rebounder and shot blocker, and junior guard Erin Woodburn is the team's best defender.
"We're not a quick team, but we're a smart team," said Weisner, who has four seniors on the roster. "We're strong at forward, but we don't have many wing players. That means we can't push it [on offense]. . . . We also plan on changing defenses every other possession to keep our opponent confused."