Basketball previews are brought to you by Southeast Community College and Union Bank and Trust! Lincoln Northeast Rockets
Head Coach: Monte Ritchie (1st Year)
2017-18 Record: 0-24Returning Letterwinners:
Tobin Vocasek, 6-4, sr. guard/forward; Jake Bard, 5-8, jr. guard; Carson Busch, 5-10 jr. guard; Reece Fuchs, 6-7, jr. forward/center; Kobe Schejbal, 5-10, jr. guard; Zach Moerer, 6-0 soph. guard.Others to watch:
Isaiah Stephens, 6-2, sr.; Wutnuer Gatnoor, 5-11, jr.; Pierce Bazil, 5-11, soph.; Connor Renard, 6-6, soph.; JR Gatnoor, 5-11, soph.; Zander Beard, 5-10, fr.Season outlook:
Northeast is looking to bounce back from their only winless season in the 78-year history of the program. Ritchie, is his first season as head coach, has previous coaching experience as an assistant at the college and high school level. His father, Mark Ritchie, coached at Elkhorn and Nebraska City and has served as an assistant at Peru State and Nebraska Wesleyan.
The Rockets bring back experience from last year's team and know what it needs to take to be competitive. Carson Busch, Jake Bard and Kobe Schejbal have experience in the back court, while Tobin Vocasek and Reece Fuchs add some size and athleticism to the front.
Coach Ritchie says there is a renewed sense of hope and excitement with this year's team.