The Lady Cavaliers return to the hardwood intent on making a strong appearance at the Region IV Tournament. The team ended last season redeeming itself as the top program in the Region and winning the championship for the 23rd time in 29 years. The team qualified for the national tournament before the event was canceled due to COVID-19.
Success this season will depend on growth, leadership and the ability of newcomers to learn quickly, listen and be coachable.
Coach Donnie Denson will ask the seven freshmen to step up and make their presence felt on the offensive and defensive ends. Each of the nine sophomores will be expected to lead by example and continue the hard-nosed style of play that has produced great success for the Lady Cavs.
This season brings new challenges on and off the court. With a shortened schedule of 20 games, the team will hit the ground running and have to be prepared to compete right away.
The 2020-21 schedule has the Cavs facing off against South Suburban College, Moraine Valley C.C., Prairies State College, Morton College, and Rock Valley C.C. in Region IV. Regular season matchups like these should prepare the Cavs to compete for the regional championship crown.