Who graduated from last year's squad?
Who are your key players?
Who will need to have an impact season for the team to be successful?
Staab is the one player who will have the most impact on the team's success. Moving to the pitcher's circle from first base, she will have the responsibility to the lead the team in the most critical position on the field. In addition, she is the team's best hitter. So, we look for her to lead us both offensively and defensively.
What are the team's strengths/weaknesses?
This year we have a large squad of 17 players. Finding playing time for so many players will be a challenge for the coaching staff this season.
We look to have a strong, experienced infield. We also should have a productive lineup as we focus on hitting in the pre-season. The addition of Nicole DeRosa as our conditioning and pitching coach gives us a new dimension during practice and games, and she will help both Staab and Hernandez throughout the season.
Conversely, we are thin at the pitching position and have a young outfield lineup.