“We come into this season in a different position than we’re used to, with high expectations – ours and others’,” Staley said.
“We want that, but to thrive in that environment, we’re going to have to come together and focus on the collective more than on any individual person. Every person in our program is going to have to be committed to the whole, the ‘one,’ if we want to reach our goal of being the one team standing at the end of this season.”
The Lady garnet-and-black come into the 2014-2015 season with 10 returning letterwinners from the SEC Championship squad, and the ESPN’s second best recruiting class.
The team has won at least 25 games in each of the last three seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 twice.
Here’s a look at some of your Gamecock returning talent.
-SEC Player of the Year and All-American Tiffany Mitchell
-SEC Freshman and Co-Sixth Player of the Year Alaina Coates
-Two-time All-SEC selection Aleighsa Welch
-The program’s top single-season shot blocker Elem Ibiam
The five-member freshman class included three McDonald’s All-Americans with a pair of top 10 signees.
-A’ja Wilson (No. 1)
-Jatarie White (No. 7)
Also, two other top-35 signees.
-Kaydra Duckett coming (No. 32)
-Bianca Cuevas ranked (No. 35)
The 2014-15 season, reserved seat season tickets at $50 each, and general admission tickets start at $100 for a Family Four Pack.
The South Carolina Ticket Office is currently accepting deposits on 2014-15 season tickets via the website,www.GamecocksOnline.com/tickets, or by calling 1-800-4SC-FANS.