Hey, remember the Windsor Lancers' women's basketball team? 21-1 season, second in RPI, fourth place at nationals, recruiting players from France's national junior team?
Well, it looks like running the table in the OUA this year will be...more difficult.
Alisa Wulff and Dranadia Roc, two of the Lancers' big three from last year (they were 1st and 8th Ontario-wide in player efficiency rating; Iva Peklova was 4th; all were top 20 in Canada), are no longer listed on the roster. Now, not everyone expected to be a Lancer this fall is on there; notably, the two recruits announced nearly two months ago are absent, but this confirms what one source has been hearing, and what has been the scuttlebutt around the province for a while.
This would be a huge loss for the Lancers: Wulff and Roc represent 28% of minutes played in 2008-09, 36% of points scored, and about half of their three-balls. Not to mention that it's somewhat unexpected, because neither player was in her fifth year. (In fact, none of last year's Lancers were, another reason so much was expected in '09-'10.)
Last year, it was McMaster who discovered what happens to 21-1 records when you lose a star player for the season. What will happen to Windsor if they lose two?