Coach: Bobby Conrad, 11th season (185-94)
2018-19 Record: 22-8, 12-2 in S. Carolinas
• Starting Five: Telfair Epperson, 5-6 senior guard (3.3 points, 1.8 rebounds); Dane Bertolina, 5-10 senior guard (15.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 steals, 2.7 assists); Morgan Thompson, 5-8 junior guard (1.9 points, 1.4 rebounds); Cameron Green, 5-10 junior forward (2.0 points, 4.5 rebounds); Moira Darling, 5-8 senior guard (3.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals)
• Rotation Players: Imelda McMenamin, 5-8 sophomore guard; Tierney Petras, 5-10 senior forward; Anna Schroeder, 5-8 senior forward
• The Dish: The Cougars are coming off a nice season in which they tied for the conference title and advanced to the third round of the playoffs. This season they’ll have a chance to build off that starting with all-state forward Bertolina, an Appalachian State commit. She gets the team in its offense and is a plus defender. Epperson and Darling had some big individual games last season, while Green is a good interior player for the Cougars. McMenamin is an intriguing prospect inside as well after spending nearly all of last season on the JV squad. Petras and Schroeder will see minutes as well, but the fate of the Cougars likely rests on the very capable shoulders of Bertolina.