After a 17-4-1 2019 season, the Enterprise Lady Cats come into 2020 hungry for a championship.
The 2020 veteran laden Lady Cats squad boats six seniors and nine juniors but many have been in the program for longer than that.
“Our varsity this year has so many players that have been in the program since seventh grade,” Enterprise coach Jill Harrelson said. “We are returning a lot of starters with speed from last season. We’re definitely looking for our senior class to show leadership skills.”
Morgan Harrelson is a returning senior – and also a star on the volleyball team – that led Enterprise in assists and was second in goals in 2019. She and the other seniors like Mira Barnes, Jillian Martin, Shanya Nabarrete, Kassidy Taylor and Madison Lascano are going to be called on to lead the way.
The Lady Cats also boast a talented group of juniors headlined by 2019’s leading scorer Syndey Garth. Joining her will be Ashlyn Purvis, Jaden Boland, Madilyn Webb, Maggie Bryan, Summer Burress, Hope Yerdon and Ema Avery.
Junior Kianna Lezscano is a newcomer to the team but Harrelson said that she already expects a lot from her.
“She has good ball skills and sees the field really well,” Harrelson said.
Freshman goalie Kadence Miller and sophomores Kaylee Richardson and Madeline Homes are underclassmen that Harrelson pointed to as players to keep an eye on.
Harrelson emphasized that she believes her 2020 squad is one of her most seasoned group, and as a result they have lofty goals.
“This is probably the most seasoned team that Enterprise has placed on the field in the past three seasons,” Harrelson said. “We have a very tough schedule and we are looking to be very competitive each and every time we step on the field.
Our goal is to get better than we were the day before, let any losses be lessons and to go deep into the playoffs, Final Four.”
The Lady Cats get the 2020 season off to a tough start with 11 road trips – including two tournament appearances – in the first two months of the season, before closing out the season with seven of the last eight regular season games taking place at home.
The season begins Feb. 7-8 as Enterprise travels to Foley for a series of games against Foley, McGill-Toolen and Oak Mountain. The first home game takes place Feb. 22 against Fairhope at noon.