HYDEN, Ky (WYMT) – The Leslie County Lady Eagles are coming off a strong season in 2012 winning 25 games. Of those 25 games, two times they reached the 90-point mark.
Head Coach Mark Collett reflected back on last season, while looking toward this season, “We're going to play a lot of similar styles as what we did last year, defensively and offensively. I think we're one of the leading scoring teams in the region maybe one or two in that aspect, and then one of the leading team defenses in the region. I think we allowed in the upper 50 in points per game last year. We played in a lot of big games last year, and with the kids that have this year juniors, sophomores and freshmen don't have any seniors on the team, but all of them have played in those big games.”
Junior Center Brooke Asher talked last season’s success, and how they plan to overcome losing three seniors to graduation, “We lost 3 good defensive players, we had a really good season last year and we're just going to try to have a good season again, and get even better.”
With no seniors on their roster, the four juniors will be looked to as the leaders.
Junior Guard Katie Moore talked about their need to step up as leaders, “Since we only lost 3 people I think that our younger people and our older people are going to be strong because a lot of our younger people played last year too, so I think that we can all take what happened last year and build on it this year.”
Junior Center McKenzie Fortney said, “It feels like a family b/c we've been together for so long, and just knowing each other and having that feeling that most teams don't have, but we have it as a family.”
Though they have a young team, their expectations are still high.
Junior Guard Katelyn Farler said, “We're going for number one, and we're going to do everything we can do get there.”
Leslie County starts their season December 4th at Buckhorn.