The Lady Mavericks are excited to take the court with several returning players but also several new faces who will bring a lot to this year's squad. With a handful of three year starters gone, the Mavs have some huge holes to fill, but feel confident this year's squad will be ready to battle in the NCC and attack a very challenging schedule again this year.
The team will be led by four outstanding seniors who are very good basketball players and great role models for our future Lady Mavs.
Senior Anabelle Knoy will again start at one of the guard spots for the third straight year. Anabelle has had a great off season and will be a vital part of this team's success both scoring and leadership on and off the court. She is a very versatile player who will play a lot of postions and will have to guard the opposite teams best player, night in and night out. Senior Halle Bares returns as the program's leading rebounder and will be looked upon to guard the others teams best post player. Halle has worked very hard on her game and will have an outstanding senior year. Senior Taryn Elliot will be the most versatile player on this year's team, as we will need her to play mutliple positions. Taryn sees the floor very well and will be looked upon for great leadership. Rounding out the senior class is Brooklin Robinson. Brooke is a three year varsity player and three sport athlete who will see significant playing time at guard, her leadership and shooting ability will prove to be a huge asset to the Lady Mavs.
A strong junior class is led by Olivia Dowden and Trinity Berning. Both will be in the starting rotation as the year progresses. Both are long, athletic, and add a whole other dimension to the team when they are on the floor. Both can score and rebound, while getting their hands on a lot of balls on the other end of the floor. Juniors Maddie Rooze, Kameron Davis, and Makayla Wise will all see significant playing time as the year progresses. All three are rebounders and defenders who will be looked upon to score and add depth to the program.
Sophomore Bailey Burton and freshman Heather Johnson will also be in the mix when the Mavs take the floor. Bailey is a very skilled shooter and rebounder, while Heather is a great athlete who adds a dimension to the team that no one else can with her height and skill level. Both will be looked at to score and bring athleticism to the varsity.
Head Coach Jeff Knoy enters his thirteenth year at the helm of the Lady Mav program. Having won 4 of the last 8 sectionals has made the Mavericks a perennial power house in the Lafayette Sectional and in the Lafayette area. The expectations are no different this year. Joining Coach Knoy again will be Varsity Assistant Coach/JV Coach Erik Moore. Former Maverick Kelsey Rummel and Kurt Schlicher are back to help with the development of the program. Coach Craig will lead the freshman team.
While winning games and tourneys is a still the goal this year, the purpose of the Lady Mavericks program is to turn out outstanding student athletes who will compete with passion and fire each and every night out. With strong senior leadership helped along be very athletic underclassman the 2017-18 Lady Mavericks are primed and ready for a great campaign and to fulfill their purpose.