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Last year, St. Petersburg Catholic had the county's most formidable front court with a trio of players that stood 6 feet or taller.
Two of them, Robin Link and Katie Keegan, graduated.
That leaves Sasha Chaplin alone in the middle.
But there's no reason Chaplin won't have another MVP-caliber year. She averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds last season, though her minutes were limited because the Barons had so much depth.
She now becomes the center of attention in a lineup that will feature four guards, all of whom have a feathery touch from the outside. The big capabilities of Sophie Carrington, Kate Carl, Holly Janicki and Anna Keegan will help stretch defenses for Chaplin.
"Sasha is definitely going to play a big role," coach Nick Vandewalle said. "But we have a good group of guards and they've all improved their shooting so much in the offseason. It should ease the burden on Sasha."
NUMBERS GAME: Celia Slater, who led Clearwater Central Catholic to three straight state titles from 1978-80, returned to her alma mater to coach.
One of the first things she did after taking the job in May was to search for players.
"We went through the halls, put up signs, anything we could to get players to come out," Slater said.
The strategy worked.
The Marauders had 21 players for tryouts and will have enough to field varsity and junior varsity teams, unlike last season.
"I was really surprised to have that many girls," Slater said. "We have no superstars, so this is going to be a consummate team. But I think we're going to surprise some people."