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After leading the Fillies with 9.8 points per game last season, Angie Kirchoff hopes to carry Barrington beyond a .500 regular-season record.
2012-13 record: 15-15 overall, 6-4 MSL West
Head coach: Babbi Barreiro, 21st season
Projected starting five: so. PG Kelly Katis, sr. SG Angie Kirchoff, sr. F Brooke Gunderson, sr. G Aoife Callanan, jr. F/C Bailee McDonald or so. F/C Megan Talbot
Julie Jambrone started 28 games as a sophomore last season, and now she'll be counted on for even more in Buffalo Grove's starting five.
2012-13 record: 10-18 overall, 3-7 MSL East
Head coach: Steve Kolodziej, second season
Projected starting five: jr. PG/SG Julie Jambrone, so. G/F Maddy Welter, sr. G Kim Herzog, sr. F Courtney Meyer, so. G/F Natali Dimitrova
After spending last season as the sixth man, Cassidy Kloss could be the Corsairs' most improved player.
2012-13 record: 20-10 overall, 4-5 ESCC
Head coach: Kelly Perz, fourth season
Projected starting five: sr. G Kathleen Felicelli, sr. G Cassidy Kloss, sr. G Leah Lach, jr. F Emma Rappe, so. F Emily Casale
After Glenbrook North lost 12 seniors to graduation, forward Ashley Cohn is one of just three returning players this year.
2012-13 record: 14-16 overall, 4-6 CSL North
Head coach: Renee Brosnan, sixth season
Projected starting five: sr. PG Maddie Bareiss, fr. PG Ilana Malman, jr. SF Molly Blitt, sr. PF Ashley Cohn, so. C Miranda Weber
One of three Weinman sisters on the Titans, freshman Carie is expected to be a major contributor for Glenbrook South this season.
2012-13 record: 22-7 overall, 6-4 CSL South
Head coach: Steve Weissenstein, 16th season
Projected starting five: sr. G Riley Dahiya, sr. F Cassandra Palmer, jr. F Ashley Oldshue, so. F Caitlin Morrison, fr. G Carie Weinman
After dealing with injuries in each of her first three seasons, guard Seara Clayborn is healthy and ready to be a significant contributor to the Wildkits' backcourt.
2012-13 record: 27-4 overall, 9-1 CSL South
Head coach: Elliot Whitefield, third season
Projected starting five: sr. G Sierra Clayborn, sr. G Seara Clayborn, sr. G Dashae Shumate, fr. F Leighah-Amori Wool, fr. C Krystal Forrester
Forward Margaux Boles is a natural leader who makes her greatest imprint beyond the stat sheet. She'll be relied upon to help the Caxys improve on last season's 12-6 record.
Head coach: Chris Tennyson, eighth season
Projected starting five: jr. G Liza Tarr, jr. G Jasmine Sawyer, sr. G Emily Krasnow, sr. F Margaux Boles, sr. F Dija Diouf
Casey McGinnis and Lake Zurich continue to rebuild, but this season could be especially difficult with zero seniors on the roster.
2012-13 record: 5-22, 1-11 NSC Lake
Head coach: Chris Bennett, 10th season
Projected starting five: so. G Abby Pirron, jr. G Casey McGinnis, so. G Frankie Nasca, jr. F Rachel Dawson, jr. F Elly Daleske
Second-year coach Drewann Pancratz -- who's also only 23 -- will lean heavily on center Liz McCluskey to help Leyden improve on a 6-23 season.
2012-13 record: 6-23 overall, 1-9 West Suburban Gold
Head coach: Drewann Pancratz, second season
Projected starting five: fr. PG Artasia Gusman; jr. SG Alondra Chavarria; jr. SG Jannely Hernandez; jr. PF Catherine Elliott; sr. C Liz McCluskey
Sydney Mudd is expected to start at point guard for a Libertyville team coming off a 15-14 regular-season record and berth in the Class 4A regional semifinals.
2012-13 record: 15-14 overall, 7-5 NSC Lake
Head coach: Greg Pedersen, second season
Projected starting five: sr. PG Sydney Mudd, sr. G Rosie Lynch, jr. G Mary Wilterdink, fr. F Claire Keefe, sr. C Becky Deichl
Guard Maggie Nick will be the focal point of Loyola's offense, which hopes to improve on a 21-8 record last year.
2012-13 record: 21-8 overall, 6-1 GCAC Red
Head coach: Jeremy Schoenecker, sixth season
Projected starting five: sr. G Maggie Nick, jr. G Emma Thomas, jr. G Tyra Mills, sr. F Mary Kate Herion, jr. C Sarah Elston
A starter since her freshman year, junior guard Victoria Swift will be one of Lyons' top 3-point threats this season.
2012-13 record: 17-10 overall, 6-6 West Suburban Silver
Head coach: Paul Krick, first season
Projected starting five: jr. G Gaby Galassini, jr. G Victoria Swift, so. G Nina Scaramella, jr. C Hope Miller, sr. F Kayla Morrissey
Behind Elanta Slowek and co., Maine East could surprise in the CSL North.
2012-13 record: 15-15 overall, 5-5 CSL North
Head coach: Karol Hanusiak, seventh season
Projected starting five: sr. PG Jazlene Gonzalez, sr. SG Alyssa Matej, sr. SF Elanta Slowek, sr. PF Maria Protic, sr. C Shaylee Sloan
Third-year varsity starter Hailey Schoneman is looking to continue the good vibes for the Hawks, who managed a 27-6 regular-season record and reached the Class 4A sectional final last year.
2012-13 record: 27-6 overall, 8-2 CSL South
Head coach: Mark Smith, ninth season
Projected starting five: sr. G Kelly Kons, so. G Samantha Fagenholz, jr. G Nina Anderson, sr. F Emilie McGuire, sr. F Hailey Schoneman
At 5-foot-10, forward Natalie Busscher is Mundelein's tallest returning starter. An offseason spent largely in the weight room has her expecting to challenge opposing post players in the NSC Lake.
2012-13 record: 10-17 overall, 5-8 NSC Lake
Head coach: Brian Evans, 16th season
Projected starting five: jr. G Maggie Mahar, sr. G Lauren Rouse, jr. F Natalie Busscher, sr. F Taylor Lintner, so. F Madison Davis
After a breakout freshman year, 6-foot-3 center Jeannie Boehm is expected to anchor New Trier and lead them beyond a 16-15 regular-season record.
2012-13 record: 16-15 overall, 5-5 CSL South
Head coach: Teri Rodgers, 16th season
Projected starting five: sr. G Alexa Czyzynski, sr. G Isabella Bosco, sr. G Meg Neuhaus, sr. G Jackie Welch, so. C Jeannie Boehm
The play of Olivia Schaps and the rest of the Niles North backcourt will go a long way in determining whether the Vikings emerge from rebuilding territory.
2012-13 record: 4-26 overall, 0-10 CSL North
Head coach: Dan Paxson, seventh season
Projected starting five: so. PG Olivia Schaps, sr. SG Shar Rasho, jr. SG Alyssa Brand, jr. F Kienya Jones, sr. F Kelly Nwansi
Coming off a rebuilding year, point guard Katherine DeLara and Niles West could approach double-digit wins.
2012-13 record: 4-21 overall, 2-8 CSL South
Head coach: Tony Konsewicz
Projected starting five: jr. F Julia Easter, jr. PG Katherine DeLara, sr. G Alex Galanopoulos, so. G Jalyn Estrada, sr. G Kacie Simkins
Junior guard Annie Kroll was forced to carry an exceptionally heavy role last year as the Raiders struggled to a 9-14 record. With another year under the team's belt, Kroll could be in prime position to break out if she steps up as a leader.
2012-13 record: 9-14 overall
Head coach: Dana Leonard, second season
Projected starting five: G Grace Atia, G Safia Vohra, G Annie Kroll, F Meghan Nolan, F/C Claire McCarthy/Kayleigh Robertson
After spending her summer in Poland, point guard Justyna Golab will be expected to help fill an offensive void for Ridgewood.
2012-13 record: 7-21 overall, 3-9 Metro Suburban
Head coach: Amanda LoBianco, second season
Projected starting five: jr. PG Justyna Golab, jr. SG Janell Flores, sr. SG Arlena D’Amato, so. PF Lexie Crotty, sr. PF Amanda Frey
Roycemore's captain and point guard, Sachi Toepp, will be counted on to lead the Griffins further into the Class 1A playoffs.
2013 playoffs: Lost in regional semifinal of Class 1A to Ida Crown
Head coach: Mike Kincaide, first season
Projected starting five: jr. PG Sachi Toepp, jr. SG Nicole Connors, fr. G Georgia Swinand, jr. F Jana Redzovic, sr. F Sarah Nieman
Guard Deja Horn is now a fourth-year varsity player and second-year captain for St. Joseph. With a full scholarship to St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Ind., already in tow, Horn will be heavily counted upon to help the Charges win more than 10 games.
2012-13 record: 8-22 overall, 3-4 in GCAC Red
Head coach: Jim Maley, sixth season
Projected starting five: sr. 5-foot-8 PG Kietta Saunders; sr. 5-6 G Deja Horn; sr. 5-5 G-F KeTyra Saunders; so. 5-7 G-F Elise Estelle; sr. 5-9 C Chanel Brown
Taylor Buford is being pegged as an early breakout candidate for Stevenson, which is hoping to play even further into the Class 4A playoffs.
2012-13 record: 20-9 overall, 12-2 NSC
Head coach: Tom Dineen, fifth season
Projected starting five: jr. G Sophia Way, so. G Janine Fajardo, so. G Jessica Burke, jr. G Melanie Dispinich, jr. F Taylor Buford
Point guard/forward Lauren Webb will miss the first 1-2 weeks with an injury, but as one of the most unheralded players in Lake County, she's still a favorite to have a breakout year.
2012-13 record: 31-3 overall, 10-0 NSC Prairie
Head coach: Paul Brettner, 14th season
Projected starting five: jr. PG Haley Lieberman, sr. F/G Lauren Webb, sr. F/G Sydney Smith, jr. F Kasey Firnbach, sr. F Katie Brettmann