Coach: Casey Thurston (6th season)
   2011-12 record: 22-5, 12-0 Mid-Penn Colonial champion, Mid-Penn Conference champion
Returning starters
   Ellen Bair (5-4, Sr., G, 6.3 points, 3.6 assists), Camden Boehner (5-7, Jr., G, 8.7 points)
Others to watch
   Madalyn Weikert (5-9, Jr., G/F), Arianna Camel (5-10, Sr., F)
   The skinny: Following her third 20-win season in five years, Thurston's program enters 2012-13 without 1,000-point career scorer Brianna Thomas and three-year starter Destinee Reid.

However, Bair, the point guard, returns along with Boehner, who scored 43 3-pointers a year ago.

Weikert assumes a greater role after appearing in 21 games last season. Camel averaged three points per game in limited duty last season, but the rest of the team is untested.

"The learning curve for many of them may be large, but many have practiced with the varsity squad for the last several seasons," Thurston said.
-- Chuck Curley