Last season: 8-12, 4-3 PCC, lost in Class 2A North Judson Sectional semifinals to Rochester
Inside the Hawks
Leading returning scorer: Bre Lewin, 8.7 ppg
Leading returning rebounder: Rylie Shrum, 6.2 rpg
Star power: Lewin. Outside of being the second-leading scorer, she led the team in steals (3.5 spg) last season. "We look for her to take her game, as well as the team, to a new level," Hebron coach Stephanie Schulte said.
Newcomer to watch: Katie Clemens. She helped the junior varsity win the PCC tournament, and she played several minutes in the postseason.
Hawks look to soar to new heights this season
Hebron returns four starters from last year, just one reason why the Hawks think they will be a better team this season. Those starters include seniors Bre Lewin (8.7 ppg) Rylie Shrum (5.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and Emily DeFries (3.4 ppg), plus junior Lauren Carlson (5.7 ppg). "We look forward to putting it all together this season," Hebron coach Stephanie Schulte said. For Shrum and others, this season is a chance to take on different role on the team as a leader. "It's really exciting to be the actual leaders this year and help run the show," Shrum said, "It's weird, because I've always looked up to the older players, and now they're not here. I like it." Katie Clemens, the leading player on junior varsity last season, will be asked to step up for many more varsity minutes this year. Madison Bell logged several varsity minutes last season, which helps give the team a seasoned lineup that should have some cohesion. "That brings us a lot of confidence, because we know we've played together before," Shrum said. "It makes the teamwork better and improves our chemistry." !~ Jim Hunsley