Coach: Lindsey Jacques (first year)

Conference: MVC; Class: B

Last year’s results: Boys, MVC champions, fifth in state; Girls, third in conference, fourth in state.

Returning letter-winners: Boys: Senior — Zach Richards; Junior — Alex Greenleaf; Sophomores — Stephen Sylvester, Chad Richards, Ben Pomeroy. Girls: Juniors — Paige Butterfield, Destiny White; Sophomores — Veronica Davis, Samantha Slovak, Emerald Rodriguez.

Key losses: Boys: Alex Hartford, Zach Butterfield, Owen Timberlake, Cameron Rose, Devon Autrey.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Devan Pomeroy, Lucas Alley; Girls: Emma DiPompo.

Season outlook: The Phoenix are a young team all the way around, led by 20-year-old head coach Jacques, who was a top skier for the program only a few years ago. Sylvester is the defending MVC boys’ slalom champion. Based on last year’s results, Jacques expects both teams to have a strong chance of winning the league meet.

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