Head coach: Kathy Nelson, second year
Assistant coach: Lynn Smith
Last year's record: 6-19 overall, 2-8 and fifth in the Middle Atlantic Conference Southwest Section
Top returnees: Seniors -- guards Sandy Fauser, Danielle Fetters, Pam Grove, Paula Ritter, forwards Kathryn Ford, Dawn Hickman; junior -- forward Jan Ogurcak; sophomore -- forward Tricia Livingood
Top newcomers: Freshmen -- guards KarenDick, Joda Glossner, Jennifer Short, Heather Willard, forward/guard Michelle White
Coach's comments: "We're still lacking in height and we have to replace our graduated senior, Karla Meyers."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: Meyers was the team's top scorer (17 per game) and rebounder (11 per game) last year and was among the MAC Southern Division leaders in four statistical categories. Those will be pretty big shoes to fill. But this team has more experienced players than any other in the section, save for Franklin & Marshall. The team does have three starters back from last year's squad, which should bolster Lebanon Valley's hopes for this year. Four returning seniors at guard will make competition for playing time especially strong at that spot, but only two returning front-line players are seniors. The talent may not be there to challenge the top teams in the section, but this squad is ripe for an improved record. They are lacking in height, with freshman White the tallest player at 5-foot-10. The front-court players are lacking in experience, but tight defense and transitionoffense could negate that problem -- if the Flying Dutchmen have thetalent to execute it. If Gettysburg or Western Maryland falters, Lebanon Valley could move up to third or fourth in the section standings. And with so many seniors, it could be the team's best shot at a .500 or better season for several years.