No. 9 Charlotte Catholic Cougars
Head Coach: Bobby Conrad (9th year as Charlotte Catholic head coach)
2014-15 Notes: Finished 18-8 overall, including 9-5 in SoMeck8 conference play to take third in the league; Advanced to the second round of the 4A playoffs, before falling to Northwest Guilford, 51-43.
Returning Starters: Maggie Dupre (5-8, G, So.); Carrie Eberle (6-1, F, Sr.); Hannah Samuelson (5-5, G, Jr.); Kristal Mainsah (5-7, G, Jr.); Melissa Roulier (6-0, F, Sr.)
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Key Newcomers: Lorelei Roper (6-1, F, So.)
Why Them?: The Cougars will look to challenge Ardrey Kell for conference supremacy and go deeper into the playoffs. They have all five starters back – led by senior forward, Carrie Eberle (12.5 ppg, 9 rpg), and sophomore, Maggie Dupre (9 ppg) – to help make a run.