Lincoln Northeast Rockets
Head Coach Steve Bartek (4th as girls coach)
Career Record: 50-21
Last Year's Record: 17-7 (state qualifier)
Returning starters/letterwinners: Toni Tupper, 6-3, sr.; Morgan Ewing, 5-9, sr.; Tantashea Giger, 5-7, jr.; Jamie Holscher, 5-7, jr.; Shaneequah Watkins, 5-8, jr.; Jaci Edwards, 5-4, sr.; Tierra Beard, 5-7, jr.; Dana Johnson, 5-9, jr.; Megan Sattler, 5-5, so.; Erica Craig, 5-9, so.; Tasha Megrue, 5-8, so.
Others to watch: Nigeria Jones, 5-6, fr.
Season outlook: Northeast could be among the top ten teams in Class A. Eight returning letterwinners, five starters from a team that qualified for state a year ago. Tupper, a Creighton volleyball recruit, will be tough to stop in the middle and will have help from Watkins on the inside and plenty of help from the perimeter. The Rockets will play an uptempo style and heavily rely on team depth.