FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
Lauren Gregg, senior, Collingswood:
The 5-foot-11 swing player led the Panthers in scoring with 12 points and eight rebounds per game last season. She is on track to score 1,000 career points.
Annie Maloney, senior, Haddonfield:
A starter since her freshman year, this 5-9 forward is 173 points away from scoring 1,000. She averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds a game last season.
Jenna Lindsay, senior,
West Deptford: A shooting guard who averaged 13 points and three assists last season, the first-team all-South Jersey soccer player is a key member of the Eagles' backcourt.
Liz Gercke, senior,
Haddon Township: As a second-year point guard,
this backcourt ace is expected to improve upon her 6.5 points and 4.3 assists per game that led
the Garnets to the playoffs.
Sam Eicholtz, junior, Sterling:
Summer-league play helped the 6-1 center improve as a rebounder and shooter. The Silver Knights are expecting her to be a focal point on offense and defense.
FIVE GAMES TO WATCH
Sterling at Lindenwold,
Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
This is the conference opener for two middle-of-the-pack teams that may surprise later in the season.
Haddon Heights at
Haddon Township, Dec. 18,
Heights knocked out Township in the second round of the playoffs last season. Township has not forgotten.
Collingswood at Haddonfield, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
Here's an early opportunity for Haddonfield against the top team in the conference.
Sterling at West Deptford, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
Eicholtz, Sterling's low-post presence, will have her work cut out against the Eagles' Audrey Weatherby and Haili Hoffman.
Haddon Township, Jan. 17,
Here's a good game for two of the premier teams in the conference at the midpoint of the season.
"She's what I call a tweener - she's 5-11 and can play the two-spot and post you up, go in and out on you. She's an all-around athlete with a blue-collar work ethic. I'm happy to see a kid like that get a college scholarship."