Coach: Jamie Ellis, third season (25-24)
2018-19 Record: 12-12, 8-6 in Southern Carolinas
• Starting Five: Ryley Keefe, 5-9 senior forward (5.5 points, 6.2 rebounds); Amarachi Emezie, 6-0 senior forward (5.9 points, 3.2 rebounds); Hannah Makarewicz, 5-7 senior forward (4.0 points, 2.8 rebounds); Kyndall Shivers, sophomore wing (5.3 points, 2.0 rebounds); Rachel Works junior wing (1.5 rebounds)
• Key Contributors: Emma Drake, junior wing; Jada Boyko, junior forward
• The Dish: With a win over Charlotte Catholic and an overtime loss to state finalist Cuthbertson, the Mavs proved they can play with anyone. They come back this season with a nice core of returnees who will look to build off of that. Emezie and Keefe are excellent post options who can take over a game with rebounding and defense. Makarewicz can score on multiple levels and is a hustle player while Shivers showed flashes that she could turn into one of the team’s top offensive options as a freshman. Works and Drake will help fill in with ball-handling and in the backcourt. Boyko is a JV call-up who will be a welcomed addition to the rotation.