Like all other winter sports teams, the girls basketball team is ready to start off a new season on the right foot. Things will be a little different for the girls this season, as five seniors graduated last year, leaving the team with only six returning players.
“All the seniors that graduated were our team leaders, so more of us will just have to step up to fill their shoes,” junior Lauren Viehman said.
Many of the girls – new and returning – have been attending open gyms on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Attending the workouts allowed the girls to work together and start becoming a team before tryouts even began.
“I can already tell how close we are going to be,” junior Kelsey Hieb said. “We have the best team chemistry I think I have ever seen in a team.”
After watching the girls at practice and knowing their strengths from previous years, coach Dawn Hahn sees the potential in her team – despite their “tough schedule.”
“Realistic goals for us I think would be to be conference champs, have 16 or more wins, accomplish a team chemistry, and to represent our school with class,” Hahn said.