Head coach: Paul Leimkuhler (seventh season)
Assistant coaches: Paul Metrinko and Bob Cordery
1989-1990 record: 16-12
Returnees: Seniors Jackie Cordery (guard), Kalene Cummings (forward), Megan Early (center) and Jennifer Metrinko (forward); sophomore Amy Langville (guard).
Newcomers: Senior Mar Aguado (guard) and Lynn Henkel (forward); junior Kristen Swift (guard); sophomores Kelly Mabe (guard), Karen Keeley (guard) and Katie Meloro (guard); freshman Carrie Parsons (center).
Coach's outlook: "As always, I'm conservatively optimistic. I have four returning starters, and all five players coming back have seen quite a bit of playing time. With Seton Keough having graduated its two impact players on the front line and us having already proved last year that we can beat St. Mary's, we think we should be right up there. Right now, it looks like balanced scoring is going to be our key. We have a good inside-outside mix. We haven't been forcing each person to take shots, but they are. We play some tough games early, and that will take its toll, but will show us just how strong we are."
Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: The Cavaliers not only return the nucleus of last year's squad, but also have a talented crop of newcomers.
Spalding lost its leading scorer, Michelle Cashour, to graduation, but returns its entire front court. Look for the Cavaliers to beat up on most of its Catholic League A Division opponents, but bow to preseason favorites St. Mary's and Seton Keough.