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Western Women’s Basketball — Adding nine new faces to a roster can be stressful — especially when a team only returns four players from last season.

Western State Colorado women's basketball team faced this dilemma this past summer and has been working hard during the offseason to put together a competitive roster.

“We have nine new players and seven are freshman,” said head coach Lora Westling. “So right now our expectations are to be competitive and see growth in what we are doing and get everyone bought in.”

Getting everyone to buy into Westling’s plan will take time — and come with the expected struggles any team faces with a group of freshmen that outnumber upperclassmen. Additionally, considering that a majority of teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) are returning most of their roster this season, there will be a steep learning curve for the seven freshman.

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