The senior combination guard is the lone returning starter from last season's South Jersey Group 1 championship team that finished 29-2.

DeCinque was named Haddon Township's game MVP after scoring 14 points in the Hawks' 50-40 loss to New Providence in the state final.

Last season, she averaged 12.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in earning Inquirer third-team all-South Jersey honors. She hit the winning three-point field goal in the Hawks' 47-46 overtime victory over Gloucester in the South Jersey Group 1 final before a packed and extremely boisterous home crowd.

"That was amazing to win that game," DeCinque said. "The crowd was great, and it is an experience I will always remember."

DeCinque was an all-conference first-doubles player during the fall in tennis, and along with fellow senior captain Kelly Roche is looked upon as a leader on this young basketball team, which will have several freshmen expected to play prominent roles.

"I think Kelly and I have to step it up and be leaders, but we have a lot of talented young players," said DeCinque, who is looking to play in college but hasn't chosen a school. "We have a different team experience-wise, but everybody is working hard, and we're looking forward to the season."