2013 Record: 16-15.
Head coach: John O’Connor.
• Who’s gone: Sophia Lamb, Megan Beckow, Abby Urchell, Chelsea Christopher, Maggie O’Toole, Michelle Estand, Colleen Burns.
• Who’s back: Carolyn Roberts, OF, Sr.; Jenna Haase, C, Jr.; Bethany Salazar, OF/P, So.; Maddie Vojacek, INF/P, So. Carly Rickert, INF, Jr.; Abby Langevin, INF/C, Jr.; Nicole Larkin, INF, Jr.
• Who’s new: Caroline Andrade, INF, Jr.; Kayla Izzo, OF, Jr.; Maddie Meisl, INF/OF So.
• Outlook: A solid core graduated from last season’s regional-championship squad, but Lady Mustangs coach John O’Connor is confident that enough talent remains on hand to set Evergreen Park up for another charge toward postseason glory. One more regional crown would make it three in the past five years for the Lady Mustangs. Headlining in 2014 will be the quartet of all-area selections Bethany Salazar (.575) and Maddie Vojacek (5-1, 1.80 earned-run average), plus Jenna Haase (.465) and Carolyn Roberts (.415). Of that group, only Roberts will graduate in May.
• Coach’s comments: “We need all of our returning starters to play up to their potential and hope a couple of our new players can fill the holes left by last year’s seniors. We must also stay healthy and get continued improvement from our younger players.
“Our strength should be hitting again and we should be solid with our pitchers. Elevating our defensive play and depth will be a concern.” — O’Connor.