That was a special group of kids who would do anything you asked them to do.

We have almost a completely different team this year. A lot of these kids don't really know what to expect this year. And they really aren't thinking about that right now. Most of them are just happy to be a part of the program.

We're going to ask our seniors to step up this year and take over a leadership role.

There is going to be a very good team in our league that doesn't make the playoffs.

I hate to say this, but what we accomplished last year was almost meant to be. Those seniors had to go through so much, helping us build this program. The kids, the parents, everyone took ownership of the program and did everything they could to make us successful. We had a relationship with those seniors that is very rare.