DeKalb, junior, forward
Johnson, who has gotten interest from Division I mid-major programs, will be a key for DeKalb down in the post this season as the Barbs look to win a fourth straight conference title and make a long postseason run.
DeKalb, sophomore, guard
DeKalb’s second Division I prospect, Patrick assumes point guard duties for the second straight season. She’ll be more comfortable at the spot this year, and is only going to get better.
Sycamore, junior, guard
Gilbert was a unanimous All-Northern Illinois Big 12 East pick as a sophomore, averaging 14.2 points. She’ll be a big part of an improved Sycamore club.
Sycamore, sophomore, guard
Goff was yet another young contributor for the Spartans last season. She’ll be asked to do a lot more as a sophomore.
Hinckley-Big Rock, junior, guard
The Royals made it all the way to a sectional final last year, and Hinckley-Big Rock returns the nucleus to make another long run.
– Steve Nitz, firstname.lastname@example.org