Lady Lions return 17 letter-winners from last year for 2013 team

Team: Lansing girls' soccer

Last year's record: 7-8-2

Coach: Billy Dillon

Coach's record: first year as head coach

Key returnees:
* senior Ashley Wilcox, midfielder

* senior Tiffany Anderson, midfielder

* junior Jenna Hinckley, midfielder

* junior Shelby Potter, defender/midfielder

* junior Courtney Callahan, forward

Newcomers to watch:
* senior Kelsie Pitsenbarger, goalkeeper

Team Outlook: STRENGTHS — With 18 returning letter-winners from last year's team, the Lady Lions will hold as much or more experience as nearly everyone they face this season.

WEAKNESSES — Defensively, the team will be grooming a new goalkeeper into the lineup, which always includes a period of transition for both the back-line and keeper. Communication will be paramount.

Big games: Versus Leavenworth on March 26; At KC Christian on March 28; At Tonganoxie on March 29

Coach says: "I am looking forward to the season. We have a great group of young ladies that are working hard and are eager to hit the pitch."