Coach: John Spear, 2nd year.

Assistants: Al Ciarlo, Jody Schroeder.

2008-09 results: 9-13 record; qualified for the state class 'S' tournament.

Graduation losses: Berkshire League all-star Riley Brigham, Jackie DeVito, Rachel White.

2009-10 captains: Claudia Bierce, Gwen Clair, Janine Parker.

Coach's outlook: "With only one senior on the roster, it would be appear to be a rebuilding year but we seem to be stronger on the offensive end of the floor compared to last year. Keys for us will be how our sophomore starting forwards mature and if our junior starting guards can handle pressure. We are very long at certain positions and seem to have more depth than the past few years."

Senior: Janine Parker.

Juniors: Claudia Bierce, Gwen Clair, Arianna Lowe, Ali Moravsky, Linnea Quist, Sarah Swanson, Megan White.

Sophomores: Melinda Fragomeli, Brittany Hartman, Colleen Koslosky, Jenni Isaac, Lindsay Isaac.

Freshmen: Katie Butler, Adi Dembeck, Kate DeWitte, Emma Landegren, Mia Landegren, Bridget McCarthy, Brooke Parker, Kelly Sullivan, Vanessa Wolfe.

Photography by Norm Cummings

Spartan junior Gwen Clair provides shooting touch from the perimeter and the ability to go to the basket.

Captaining the Shepaug girls quintet this winter will be, from left to right, Gwen Clair, Janine Parker and Claudia Bierce.

Melinda Fragomeli has a notion to go baseline if teammate Linnea Quist can't slow her down.

A young but promising Spartan crew is guided by second-year mentor John Spear.

Janine Parker lends her team a solid shooting stroke.