The Hermon High School girls basketball team won eight Class B North tournament games in the previous five seasons.
But the program has not won a regional championship since 1994.
The Hawks, who are off to a 4-0 start, hope to put an end to that drought this season.
Eight players know what it feels like to win a championship as members of the Hawks’ Class B North champion soccer team. They believe that is momentum they can build on this winter.
“Going that far in soccer is definitely a confidence-booster, and we’re bringing that onto the basketball court. We really want it,” said forward Grace Page, one of just two seniors on the Hermon roster.
The other 10 players are either sophomores (7) or freshmen (3).
“We have a good, young squad with two veteran leaders [Page and senior guard Paige Plissey],” fifth-year head coach Chris Cameron said. “We’re pretty deep, deeper than we’ve been in the past, which really helps us because we can run different things.”