Head coach: Erick Capetillo, fifth season
2015-16 record: 19-3 (8-0 Northeast, first)
Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (seven)
Top players: QB Sabrina Saldate (Sr.), WR Natalie Gennuso (Jr.), LB Stacy Renteria (Sr.), CB Teleda Williams (Jr.)
Outlook: The Wildcats return eight letter winners from a team that won the Northeast League and advanced to the Sunrise Region semifinals.
Saldate (2,767 passing yards, 48 TD passes) and Gennuso (78 receptions, 1,299 yards, 20 TDs) return to guide the offense. Renteria (73 tackles) and Williams (32 tackles, 15 interceptions) should be among the leaders on defense.
“Coming off the best year in program history, Las Vegas will try to continue to make its mark by playing a tough non-league schedule,” said Capetillo, whose team will face both Clark County School District champions (Centennial and Boulder City) and Sunrise runner-up Coronado.
Along with Saldate and Gennuso, Capetillo is looking for big contributions from wide receiver Anna Dobbins and running backs Kiura Shipman and Alba Trujillo on offense.
Megan Adamson and Leticia Wilber join Renteria and Williams on defense and “look to add depth to a loaded group of linebackers,” Capetillo said.