The Trumbull High girls basketball team will open its season on Tuesday, Dec. 15, with a 7 p.m. non-league game at New Milford High. Head coach Steve Tobitsch returns only one starter \u2014 Alyssa Breunig \u2014 from last year\u2019s team that finished the regular season 15-5. The Eagles split Class LL tourney games, defeating Lauralton Hall of Milford before losing to eventual semifinalist Norwich Free Academy. \u201cWe have many younger players who have played varsity for us in the past, but will be stepping into new roles this upcoming season,\u201d said Tobitsch, who is entering his tenth season at the helm and will be assisted by Jack Kelly and Christina Fulco. Senior forward Kristina Vetter, senior forward Emma Maquire and Breunig, a senior guard headed to St. Michael\u2019s in Vermont, will be team captains. Other veterans in the mix for starting roles are junior forward Claudia Tucci, junior guard Taylor Brown and junior guard Victoria Ray. Tucci and Brown played significant minutes off the bench last year. Contributors off the bench this season include sophomore guard Julie Keckler, sophomore guard Aisling Maguire and junior forward Ally Szabo. \u201cI see Ridgefield, Fairfield Warde, Stamford and Greenwich as being a level above,\u201d Tobitsch reported as being the top four clubs in the FCIAC. \u201cThere are a whole bunch of teams competing for spots (in the FCIAC playoffs), including Fairfield Ludlowe, Trumbull, Wilton, St. Joseph, Norwalk and Darien. \u201cTiana England (Stamford), Rebecca Lawrence (Ridgefield) and Abby Wolf (Greenwich) I think are the top three players in the league. \u201cWe\u2019re excited to get another season under way. Our goals as always remain the same to start the year \u2014 qualify for the state tournament, win the Holiday Tournament (in Monroe), and qualify for the FCIAC Tournament). \u201cThe FCIAC will be a very competitive league this winter and every night we are going to have to show up and compete. I believe our team has a lot of depth and versatility. \u00a0Many of our younger players received varsity playing time last season and we are expecting them to transition into more significant roles this upcoming basketball season. \u201cI am excited to see how much this team can grow and improve throughout the course of the high school basketball season.\u201d Trumbull will be home to New Fairfield on Friday, Dec. 18, and Ridgefield on Monday, Dec. 21. Tip-off for both games is 7 p.m.