Last year: 16-8, 10-4 (DAC)
The Indians may have surprised a few teams in both the DAC and the region last year with their run into the regional. Not themselves, though. The talent has been there and with a power-loaded junior class that has already tasted success, they can't wait to see how they'll erupt with the end of the conference double round robin. "This is a new team with new challenges," second-year coach Marc Urban said. "Last year was last year and it doesn't get us any points back." With more familiarity to Urban's style in the offseason, the team made strides toward the ultimate goal, another sectional title. The loss of Jessica Bell's leadership and scoring ability leaves open the potential for a few gifted seniors to rise to the challenge. — Hillary Smith
Last season finish
Lost in Class 4A Valparaiso Regional semifinal to Merrillville
Leading returning scorer
Tara Zlotkowski, 10.1 ppg
Leading returning rebounder
Lindsay Kusbel, 6.3 rpg.
Lindsay Kusbel, Jr., F/C: In addition to being a tough stop in the paint, Kusbel had an impressive summer to add to her already talented game. She'll be expected to fill the double-double shoes left open with the graduation of Bell.
Newcomer to watch
Rolanda Curington, Sr., F: Curington's stock is on the rise as she changes positions, changes roles and becomes a premier player.