The Camdenton Lady Lakers return their full roster.
Offensively, the Lady Lakers were deadly last season, averaging 61.5 points per game, which they paired up with an aggressive defense.
Coach Caffey's first season at the helm proved to be a good one, as she helped lead a young team to an 18-8 season, but the girls were thwarted by Hickman in the first round of districts.
This season, they'll look to pick right back up and continue their winning ways.
Whitney Snow returns in her senior year as the leading scorer once again, with fellow senior Abby Moulder also looking to make the next leap this season. Both had stellar seasons in 2012-2013, so another year under the belt will put them into a great position moving forward.
The Lady Lakers' young squad has a number of quality players, giving them tremendous depth, which should give them an advantage, as they can wear out their opponents and substitute different players based on their strengths.
Sophie Shore and Bailey Rezabek both made quite an impact in their freshman year, so the logical assumption is that both will take on an even larger role this season.
Whatever the case, the depth the Lady Lakers have, their aggressive defense and strong offense, and it's safe to say the Lady Lakers are poised for another good season.
Coach: Staci Caffey
Years at current school: 2nd year
Win-Loss Record at current, followed by career: 18-8
Last season's record: 18-8
Class and District: Class 5, District 9
Players Graduated or Moved: None-The Lady Lakers return everyone this season.
Top Players Returning
Whitney Snow, Sr. Guard: Snow averaged 18 points per game last season, and was named All District 1st Team and All Conference 1st Team, and All Conference Academic Honorable Mention
Abby Moulder Sr. Post:
One of the team captains, Moulder will look to continue this season where she left off, averaging 11 points and five rebounds per game.
Bailey Rezabek So Point Guard:
Rebazek was named 2nd Team All District and received All Conference Academic honors last season. She plays an aggressive front for the Lakers on both sides of the ball.
Sophie Shore So Post/Guard
Shore averaged 11 points per game last season, and has a great shot to accompany her five rebound average. She received All Conference Academic honors last season.
Natalie and Kendall Spraggins, So.Post/Guards: The Spraggins twins will be key to a strong season, as they both play well on both sides of the ball, and can provide depth if needed.
The Lady Lakers also bring in a strong, young group of athletes that compete every day, who might provide some depth to the varsity and start for the other squads.
Page 2 of 2 - Offense: What is your offensive identity?
Our offense's main focus is to push it up the floor and get a quick shot, then to set up our offense if that falls through. I don't want to give them too many restrictions, and I feel like we have enough athletes to try and get a lot of movement.
Defense: What do you play?
We press full court. I love pressure. My philosophy is to give them pressure on both ends.
What are the team' strengths this season, in your opinion?
Our defense will be a big key factor in every game, and going into every competition with the never give up mentality.
What are the areas to improve on?
I think we have a good mixture, and we're young, but our depth will be the key, as a press tends to wear out the girls.
How does your team compare to their opponents, physically?
The Lady Lakers will face a number of opponents this season that will vary in size and playing styles, but the Camdenton squad should be a tough matchup for any of those teams.
Who are the best teams and players that you will play this year?
Our Ozark Conference matches will be a tough challenge every game. There are many strong athletes in our conference this season that we will have to put individual focus on.
What expectations do you have for this season?
To play with intensity and compete in every game.
What will be the keys to a winning season?
Playing together and learning how to win as a team.
What are the goals for this season?
The goal is always to play for a district title, but to finish as a top conference team in a very tough Ozark Conference.