Head coach: A.J. Coleman, eighth season
2018 record: 14-8 (5-5 3A Sunrise/fourth)
Returning letter winners (starters): Six (five)
Top players: 2B/SS Bri Mora Herrera (So.), P/SS Losa Laolagi (So.), 1B Fernanda Rivas (Sr.), CF Savanna Harper (Sr.)
Outlook: Laolagi (.448 average), Mora Herrera (.329) and Rivas (.312) are among just six returnees for the Cowboys.
“This season is going to present some unanticipated challenges for us,” Coleman said. “Due to some unexpected and untimely departures, we will have a number of returners playing out of position and in unfamiliar roles.
“Ultimately our success this season is going to come down to how quickly we can adjust to our new responsibilities and how focused we can remain on the task at improving daily, both individually and as a group.”