Coach: Jenna Gangell (1st year)
Last season: 19-6, won North Division and Western Mass. Division III
championship. Lost to Archbishop Williams in state championship game.
Key returnees: Alyssa Kelly, Jr.; Nikki Laudon, Jr.; Courtney
The Wildcats lost Eileen Dooley, last year's All-Eagle MVP, and
Stephanie Young, the All-Eagle MVP two years ago and one of the great
players in Wildcat history.
In fact, first year coach Gangell lost all five starters from last
year's Western Mass. champions and state runners-up.
There are bright spots, however. Returners Kelly, Laudon and Picard
all saw action last year, and all made contributions. Those
contributions were all key, as Lee once again made a deep run into the
That said, Gangell has an awful large number of holes to fill.
In addition, Gangell has a very young team this year, with four
juniors, two sophomores and five freshmen. Those are encouraging
numbers for next season, but this may be a rebuilding year for the
perennially powerful Wildcats.