Head coach: Sherry Hudson (seventh year)
Top returning players: Tessa Boswell, Sr. (OF); Briana Botkin, Sr. (P/1B); Mykaela Getz, Jr. (CF); Laura Hughes, Jr. (1B); Samantha Sclafani, Jr. (P/3B); Gabby Albright, Jr. (OF); Sophie Anderson, So. (SS); Sydney Barker, So. (2B); Sydney Dawson, So. (OF); Brianna Hinkleman, So. (OF); Julia Wilkes, So. (P)
Key new players: Juli Aragon, Fr. (C); Ryan Pindell, Fr. (C/UTIL); Kallissa Coats, Fr. (INF); Ariella Vogel, Fr. (INF); Katie Hemphill, Fr. (OF)
Season outlook: John Carroll will have a strong defense led by returners Getz, Anderson, Botkin and Boswell. “The offense should be strong after losing only two starters from last year and will have some power sprinkled throughout the lineup. The pitching will be anchored by senior Botkin with help from Sclafani and Wilkes. Our catchers are young so will be put into the mix early,” coach Hudson said.