The Lady Tigers finished the 2012-13 season with a loss in the regionals to eventual NCCAA National Champion, Maranatha. The young Tiger squad won 14 games on the season and lost several contests by very close margins and those involved with the program are already anticipating a very competitive team for 2013-14.
The team will lose Kerie Rudd, the team’s lone senior, but everyone else on the team has committed to returning. No longer will this be a young and inexperienced team as those nine returners all logged quality minutes and gained valuable experience last season.
While the defense was solid for most of the campaign, having ranked in the top five nationally in most categories, it was no secret that the Tigers struggled with consistency on the offensive side of the ball. The return of Kim Kamp, who was leading the team in nearly every scoring and shooting category when she went down with a knee injury, will certainly help the offense.
The coaches have received committments from five players so far that will help with depth and add competition and motivation for everyone to improve in the off season. The coaching staff has been looking to improve overall team speed and athleticism. The 2012-13 team saw definite improvement in those areas, and this year’s recruits will definitely be another step in that direction.
Stay tuned as some of the new Lady Tigers will be introduced in the near future.