Courtesy of Lincoln Public Schools.

Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks

Head Coach: Tim Barada (3rd Year)

Career Record: 228-183 (17 years as boys coach at Wilber-Clatonia)

2022-23 Record: 14-11 (State Qualifier)

Returning letterwinners/starters: Kennadi Williams, 5-3, sr., guard; Emma Dostal, 5-5, jr., guard; Hayden Rathe, 5-6, jr., guard; Eleanor Griffin, 6-0, so., forward/center.  Brenly Noerrlinger, 5-3, so., guard; Piper Bellamy, 5-10, so., guard/forward; Ja’Sara Wilson, 5-8, so., guard; Chloe Kreifels, 5-5, so., guard; Kallen Stauffer, 5-8, so., guard.

Others to watch: Emersyn Wells, 6-0, fr., forward/center; Ansley Throener, 5-8, fr., guard/forward.

Season outlook:  With Nebraska women’s basketball and softball commit Kennadi Williams back in healthy form for her senior season, the Silver Hawks will rely on her leadership, along with the experience of returning starters Hayden Rathe, Emma Dostal  and Eleanor Griffin.  Williams played in only the final five games of the 2022-23 season, after missing most of the year due to a knee injury.  The Silver Hawks could emerge again as another power in Class A this year.  Southwest has some young talent that could help in improving the team throughout the season.