After coming off a somewhat disappointing 2011- 12 campaign which resulted in the Lancers finishing the season with a record of 15-15, the Lancers have high hopes for this season. They'll gather inspiration from the three consecutive 20-win seasons and two National Tournament appearances that preceeded the 2011-12 season. Several highs of last season were most notably home victories over NAIA Top- 10 teams Briar Cliff and Jamestown, and a couple close losses, including two overtime losses that hurt the team's chances for a National Tournament bid. Seniors Kylie Gross, who was a 2nd Team WBCA All-American, and Kaylea Karst will be missed going forward to this season.
The Lancers return nine letter winners as well as seven players that started at least one game last season. Returning All-GPAC players are guards Taylor Forsch and Alexa Berg. The coaching staff feels like there is a very good incoming freshmen class with members who could contribute to this year's success. The MMC squad looks to continue to play up-tempo offensively and will try to spread out defenses with three-point shooting ability. Good shooters and good spacing will hopefully open up the floor for penetration as well as give the post players room and space to score. The Lancers will continue working on the defensive end of the floor, rebounding, and taking care of the basketball. A balanced attack with a lot of players contributing in key areas will be used with the depth of the roster being a major strength. The team will strive to build a positive attitude and to have an enjoyable season while working to reach their potential.