Coach: Paul Jones
2013: 10th in MAL
Returning letterwinners: Senior Sabrina Vargas. Juniors Leah Reinhart; Sicily Leiter; Kiley Siegel; Hannah Williams. Sophomores Caitlin Somers; Kensy Siegel.
Others: Seniors Veronica Nagy; Ashley Rhodes. Junior Alexis Gatchell. Sophomore Madison Klaiss; Freshmen Brooke Arbogast; Katie Arnold; Megan Dodge; Kianna Dunn; Lizzie Erlanger; Alexis Feindel; Marisa Heldman; Gala Morel; Alyssa Naus; Grace Portentoso; Lauren Sauber; Lauren Sauber; Baleigh Searles; Lauren Shaver; Hunter Strahm.
Outlook: Hopewell-Loudon brings back some experience, but not much. The Chieftains return a strong distance runner in Reinhart and solid vaulters in Kiley Siegel and Leiter. But of the 25 athletes on the varsity roster, 14 are freshmen.
"I don't know that we will be real strong at the beginning of the year," said Jones, who led the program from 2002-06 and returns this season. "But hopefully as the freshmen gain experience, we will be at our peak when the league meet and tournaments roll around."
Jones doesn't have many veterans, but said he is happy with the leadership he is getting.
"Sabrina Vargas has been a strong team leader for us early on and everyone has shown they are not afraid to work hard," he said.