MT. VERNON —
Last season's squad set a benchmark of 16 wins for the incoming group of athletes. Higgins said the winning season has galvanized the program.
“The girls are very excited for this season,” Higgins said. “I think that they saw the improvement that we had last year, and they know that they can improve on it. It is very exciting for us as coaches because we have girls with a lot of talent. We want to help take them to the next level.”
Mt. Vernon finished last season 16-11 overall. The Lady Rams earned the No. 2 seed in the regional tournament before being knocked off in three games against rival Centralia after the two teams split during the regular season.