Coach: Ron Wojcik (4th year)
Last year: 18-6, won South Division and Western Mass. Division II tournament.
Key returnees: Emily Rosse, Jr.; McKenzie Robinson, Jr.; Jenn
Gale, Sr.; Meg Rodowicz, Sr.; Maddie Ryan, So.; Amber
The Hurricanes won their first-ever Western Mass. title last year by
pressuring the ball and running and pressuring the ball and running
Wojcik believes the formula will be the same this year.
"Yeah, all we're going to do is press full-court and get out on the
break," he said. "It's pretty basic, but that's really all we did last
The press will be keyed by Megan Rodowicz, who doesn't score a lot of
points, but doesn't allow her opponents to score much, either.
If the game slows down, the Hurricanes have Western Mass. tournament
most valuable player Rosse, she of the soft hook shot, in the paint.
But the Hurricanes don't really expect to play a slowed-down game.
Wojcik believes their pressure defense will cause a lot of problems
"We expect," said Wojcik, "to do pretty well this year."