The Lady Cavaliers return to the hardwood intent on making a strong appearance at the Region IV Tournament. The team ended last season with a National Tournament appearance and a record of 23-9. The team will feature six new freshman and four sophomores. Success will depend on growth, leadership and the ability of newcomers to learn quickly, listen and be coachable.
Coach Donnie Denson will ask the freshmen to step up and make their presence felt on the offensive and defensive ends. The sophomores will be expected to lead by example and continue the hard-nosed style of play that has earned 22 National Tournament appearances in the past 28 years for the Lady Cavaliers.
The 2018-19 schedule has the Cavs facing off against South Suburban College, Moraine Valley C.C., Prairie State College, Morton College, and Rock Valley C.C. in Region IV. The schedule also takes the Cavaliers out of Region IV to play Kalamazoo Valley C.C., Danville Area C.C., Parkland College, Lake Michigan College, St. Louis C.C., Ancilla College and Lake Land College.
The Lady Cavaliers expect to face several nationally ranked teams. The 2018-19 schedule includes five contests against NJCAA divisions 1 opponents, 22 with NJCAA Division II teams and two NJCAA Division III. These regular season matchups should give the Cavs the preparation necessary to compete for the regional championship crown.