The Lady Purple Eagles lost a few important pieces to the puzzle, but are returning a few as well, armed with a year of varsity experience that should come in handy this season. The on-court product may look a little different than last year’s, but coach Lucian Price and the team are optimistic for the possibilities presented by the season ahead.
Price is excited for the return of a group of four key returning players in junior Mandi Covis, junior Justice Nauden, sophomore Kelsee Soule and freshman Chanyce Powell. It’s a relatively young squad that includes only two seniors in Jessica Green and Arianna Smith.
Price said a few departing seniors will be missed, notably Eboni Taylor and Sarah Papponetti, who the coach noted were solid players who brought energy and determination to the court.
The N-O league was won by Wilson last season, as the Lakewomen compiled an unblemished 14-0 record in league play. Newfane was second in the league at 10-4, just in front of the Lady Mustangs and Lady Purple Eagles.