Coach: Brian Grainger, second year.
Last season: 8-16, 6-10.
Outlook: Some of the Rams' best players already have proved themselves in other sports--guard Julia LuFriu is an All-Met soccer player and center Lori Ashton is an all-SMAC track and field performer.
Lufriu (6 ppg, 3.5 apg) is a 5-6 junior with incredible speed. "She runs the show," Coach Brian Grainger said. "She's a threat to go to the hole or distribute and she can create her own shots."
Ashton, who won the SMAC triple jump title and finished second in the high jump last year, is team's best post player. The 6-3 junior averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds per game last season. She had 12 points, 12 rebounds and 11 blocked shots in the regional semifinals against Long Reach.
"Lori is incredibly athletic," Grainger said. "She jumps out of the gym and she's strong underneath the boards."
Other top players include senior guard Nazzi Karimi (6 ppg, 4 apg), senior forward Kamilya Briscoe (8 rpg) and senior forward Alicia Jackson (11 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg).
"Alicia is a very versatile player," Grainger said. "She has a good outside shot but she also drives to the basket well. That makes her tough to guard."