School: Mesa Skyline.
Season recap: Just two years removed from her own playing career at Arizona State, Lockwood inherited a Skyline team that was on its fourth coach in four seasons and had won 12 games combined the previous two years. But under Lockwood’s guidance, the team won 14 games in a row at one point and finished 19-11, earning a berth in the Division I playoffs.
Coach’s comment: “There were days where I asked myself, ‘What did I get myself into?’ You don’t know as much as you probably should know when you go into it. You have to learn how to reach each individual girl, what works for them and what doesn’t. I think I learned a lot in the process. And the girls, from Day 1, they came out and did everything the way I asked them to do it. Seeing the way they came together, I’m still pretty blown away with all they were able to accomplish in just one year.”