INDIAN LAKE - Coming off a Division 3 championship last year and MVAC Southern Division title in 2007, the lady Orange will be competitive again this year.
Under the direction of John Reynolds they went 9-1 in the league last year and held a 15-4 overall record.
From that squad, they lost an influential starting forward, Hannah Lamos as well forward Nicki Blanchard, who was a strong player in the paint.
This season will be Reynolds fourth season with the lady Orange and is confident in their potential for the the 2009-10 season.
"The team is very deep this year," he said. "We are bringing back a lot of strong players and have some promising freshmen."
Reynolds starting line is full of young talent including junior guard Carli Reynolds, who was a league MVP as a sophomore and will lead the team in scoring. Junior Allison Pine will start at center and is playing well in the preseason. Junior Murphy Farrell and senior Elizabeth Hamden will use their speed as starting guards. Finally, junior guard/forward Melanie Pierson will lead the team in rebounds.
Coming off the bench is strong senior guard Sierra Olbert, along with junior guards Shawna Meyers and Megan Miller. Junior and freshman centers Kayla Douglas and Morgan Hinkley will also join freshmen forwards Jessica Bain and Sydney Hinkley off the bench.
Coach Reynolds expects Wells to be a test for the Orange and Johnsburg's press to be a challenge. Minerva\Newcomb is well coached and will get tougher and tougher as the season progresses, he noted.
"I think we are the favorites again this year for the Division 3 title," said Reynolds.
Elizabeth Hamden Senior Guard
Sierra Olbert Senior Guard
*Courtney Gereau Senior Forward
Murphy Farrell Junior Guard
Shawna Myers Junior Guard
Carli Reynolds Junior Guard
Melanie Pierson Junior Guard