The Lancers are coming off an up-and-down season that saw them finish with a 17-14 record. Inconsistency plagued the squad throughout the year as they had some big wins and some disappointing losses. The loss of 6 seniors will mean there will be several new faces getting extensive playing time this season. Road wins over Morningside, who was ranked #3 in the country at the time, and Dakota Wesleyan, who was ranked in the Top 25 at the time, were indicators of the talent of the team. The 13-14 squad will be gunning for Coach Schlimgen's 3rd NAIA National Tournament Appearance.
The Lancers will look to their 7 returning letter winners to lead the team this season. 1st Team All-GPAC Guard April Winne was also named an Honorable Mention All-American while Allison De Kam was named Honorable Mention All-GPAC for her work in the paint. 8 talented newcomers (7 freshmen, 1 sophomore transfer) will add size, quickness, talent, and scoring ability. The coaching staff plans to implement more full court defense to take advantage of quickness and depth. A few things the Lancers will need to focus on will be limiting turnovers, doing a better job of rebounding, and allowing a lower FG % on both 2's and 3's.