HARVARD -- No, sharpshooter Montana Burke is not walking through the Bromfield gymnasium doors.
Neither are Casey Magrath and Suzanne Ross.
The Lady Trojans are well aware of that, but that does not mean that the defending Mid-Wach D League Champs are writing the season off. No way. First-year head coach Mike Davidson who worked under long-time North Middlesex Lady Patriots head coach Pat Murphy, simply will not allow it.
"I walked into the first day of practice and told them this team was 15-7 last year," Davidson said. "They made it to districts and won the league title. It's our league title until someone takes it away."
Under Davidson's tutelage, the Bromfield Lady Trojans look to get up-and-down the floor in a hurry. Bromfield has four captains on its 2013-2014 roster, and they are all juniors.
The Lady Trojans do not have a single senior on their roster, but that does not mean that they're inexperienced. Junior captain , point guard Amy Jorgensen is a fire-cracker who possesses great on-ball defensive skills, coupled with an outside shot.
All four juniors are showing tremendous leadership over these first couple of weeks," the coach said. "They are really taking ownership of this team. Between varsity and jayvee, we have nine freshmen and four eighth-graders. So, I am really counting on our junior captains to bring along these young players, teach them how to stay focused and what it means to be a high-school athlete."
At the other forward position, junior captain Kirsten Sundeen will likely provide the Lady Trojans with a threat from mid-range.
"She has a mid range jumper, but we want to get her more consistent," he said. "We want to stretch it out to three-point land if we can. Kirsten is really going to help is rebounding. When she gets under those boards -- she is a tiger. She really knows how to box people out well. Like I said, she is at a size disadvantage, she really knows how to work and battle for rebounds."
Kyra Doher is another junior captain who spent last season on the jayvee squad. Doher will get a bulk of her minutes at the forward position.
"She is a nice wide body who can rebound," he said. "She has medium range and post-up moves."
Finally, junior captain Maegan Cullinan will see minutes at point guard. Cullinan is a very good jump shooter with exceptional court vision.
"Maegan understands our offensive and defensive schemes," the coach said. "She is able to walk out on the floor and move players to the right spot. She is the one asking all the 'what ifs' in practice. She has been really good at running that show for me and asking all the right questions."
Finding her niche for the Lady Trojans will be able bodied sophomore, Amanda Accorsi. Accorsi returns to the Bromfield program with the most varsity experience of any of her teammates.
"She's that bring the lunch pail to work type of player," the coach said. "We are running an offense where we put the ball in the low-post a lot. We are finding her in a catch-and-shoot type of role under the basket. She is a tough rebounder and a good defender."
Also picking up minutes off the bench will be freshman forward, Lexi Norcross. Norcross has a tremendous upside and is a very good jump-shooter. Norcross will probably play all five positions at some point during the year.
Bromfield scrimmaged Notre Dame Academy of Tyngsborough Monday night and Davidson was impressed with the way his young team played.
"I was extremely pleased with the level of compete in the team," he said. "They went out there against Notre Dame and played a fearless game. They were about on our level. It was a good scrimmage for us. There is a lot of confidence running through the team this year. I believe that if a few pieces fall into place, where I think they will -- we can be gunning for that 10th win and getting into districts."