VERSAILLES — Pete DiSalvo returns as coach for his 36th season.
Versailles finished 10-2 overall last year and 7-2 in the MAC, sharing the MAC title.
Graduating were first team All-MAC selection JAcob Watren, second team All-MAC selection Griffen Riegle and honorable mention All-MAC selection Michael Hemmelgarn.
Returners include seniors Nicholas Litten Stonebraker (first team All-MAC, team captain) and Kyle Cotner (second team All-MAC).
Also returning are junior Alex Ahrens and sophomore Alex Kesler.
“We will be inexperienced starting this year,” DiSalvo said. “I believe as the season progresses, we will become a much improved team. With a little luck, I feel we can compete again for a MAC title.”
DiSalvo sees St. Henry as the favorite in the MAC.
“They were co-champs last year and return the majority of their players,” DiSalvo said. “I feel, if they falter, Versailles, Delphos St. Johns or Parkway will challenge for the title. We have the MAC tournament at home this year, so that is an advantage for us.”
DiSalvo said the MAC will again be deep.
“I don’t want to slight any of the other teams in the league. They are all capable of making a run for the title. Our Division II Southwest sectional is very competitive and we will have to play our best to qualify for the district tournament.”
DiSalvo said the key will be how the team progresses as the season goes on.