DuPage girls basketball at a glance
Top returning athletes: Benet -- Kendall Moriarty (Sr., G), Morgan Demos (Jr., F); Lenee Beaumont (So., G); Glenbard East -- Lauren Huber (Sr., G); Glenbard South -- Lauren Cohen (Sr., G); Glenbard North -- Justina Hernandez (Sr., G/F), IC Catholic Prep -- Claire Wagner (Jr., F); Lake Park -- Emma Thorne (Sr., G); Lisle -- Cassidy Allen (Sr., G); Montini -- Sawyer White (Jr., G); Naperville Central -- Gabi Melby (Sr., G), Karly Maida (Sr., G); Naperville North -- Greta Kampschroeder (Sr., G/F); St. Francis -- Kate Chaparro (Sr., G), Maggie Culver (Sr., G/F); Timomthy Christian -- Hannah Schuringa (Sr., F); Waubonsie Valley -- Lauren McKnight (Sr., G); Wheaton North -- Claire Hyde (Jr., G); Wheaton Warrenville South -- Lily Huntzinger (Jr., G); Willowbrook -- Taris Thornton (Sr., F), Stephanie Dasbach (Sr., F); York -- Amaya Rufus (Sr., G), Sydney Molis (Sr., G/F)
Top returning teams: Benet, Naperville North, York, Willowbrook, Glenbard South, Lake Park, Downers Grove North, Glenbard West, Montini, Glenbard East, Lisle, Timothy Christian
Season outlook: Wheaton North coach Dave Eaton summed up the sentiments of many coaches. "We are really excited to just finally be able to have a season. These girls have been through a lot over the last 11 months and it is great to be able to say we have a game this week." It's going to take that kind of perspective to enjoy this season and not dwell on what's missing -- especially with so many local teams poised for what could have been sectional-winning, or better, seasons. Timothy Christian and Lisle certainly are in that group in the smaller classes along with Benet, York, Glenbard South and several other larger schools.