Head coach: Daron Cross (fourth season at Ironwood Ridge after five years as Tucson High’s boys coach)
Assistants: Margie Cross and Sarina Scandaliato
Last Year: 17-12, state quarterfinalist
- Amy Senkerik, 5-3, G, Sr., 4V
- Annalise Holthaus, 5-11, F, Sr., 3V
- Morgan Walter, 5-8, G, Sr., 3V
- Lili Vigil-German, 5-5, F, Sr., 3V
- Alexis Martinez, 5-10, F, Jr., 2V
- Sidney Anderson, 5-9, G, So., 2V
- Molly Walter, 5-11, F, So., 2V
- Lillian Castillo, 5-7, G, So.
- Katelyn Cano, 5-3, G, Fr.
- Annika Chulick, 5-9, F, Fr.
- Emelie DeGrood, 5-4, G, Sr.
- Myla Elslager, 5-8, G, Fr.
- Harper Tuffy, 5-6, G, So.
Noteworthy: Ironwood Ridge returns seven players from last year’s roster that made the state quarterfinals. … Daron Cross is 39-35 in his fourth season at Ironwood Ridge after coaching the Tucson boys team to a 75-65 record in five seasons (2013-18). … The Nighthawks are 10-4 after going 6-2 in two holiday tournaments in late December. … Sidney Anderson, only a sophomore, leads Ironwood Ridge averaging 18.5 points a game. … Annalise Holthaus, a daughter of Pima women’s coach Todd Holthaus, leads the Nighthawks with 8.4 rebounds a game. … Ben Chulick, the Arizona Bowl vice president of marketing and events who was the marketing director at Arizona for 10 years before that, has a daughter who is a freshman with the Nighthawks — Annika.
Coach’s comments: “Expectations are high this season to go further than we did last season.”