But every year, there is an infusion of new blood to the league that brings the product on the court to a whole new level. Thus, we are here today to figure out which newcomer (freshman or transfer student) to the slate of 16 teams has been the best through the first few months of play.
Take a look at our list of candidates below, and place your vote in the following poll. Voting closes on Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. PST. Spread the word through social media, and make sure your favorite candidate gets the votes they deserve!
Stats: 14.8 PPG / 7.8 RPG / 46.4 FG%
A junior-college transfer, Cushon has filled the void left by the injury to All-American forward Seairra Barrett and departure of graduate Precious Martin at the forward spot. A junior, Cushon is a key piece for the present and future, as she gives Cal an opportunity to reclaim the national title in both years with the impact she brings to the court.
Stats: 20.3 PPG / 4.0 RPG / 34.1 3PT%
One of the leading scorers in the league, Jones has proven to be the future for both the Raiders and PSAC East through her first 17 games of her career. While Ship is going through a rebuilding phase this season, Jones has provided a spark that lights the future of the Shippensburg program.
Stats: 14.8 PPG / 2.7 RPG / 3.4 APG
Seton Hill has been a constant team waiting to break out since joining the PSAC in 2013-14 and are finally making strides thanks to a great freshman in the form of Trest. The team's second-leading scorer and leader in assists, the Canon Mac High School grad represents the next great group of Griffins ready to make a leap to the top of the PSAC.
Stats: 10.2 PPG / 3.8 APG / 1.8 SPG
A senior transfer from Goldey-Beacom, Bruno has gone from a star at GC to a key fixture in making West Chester a potential NCAA Tournament team. No longer does the New Jersey native have to carry the team on her shoulders, but the pieces around her make her a better all-around player. For this reason, the Golden Rams struck gold in the transfer market.
Stats: 5.7 PPG / 4.3 RPG / 3.5 APG
While not providing eye-popping stats, Shopene has been a stat sheet stuffer who looks to be the future of the point guard position following a run of great play there for the last few seasons. Hurst was gutted by graduation, but Shopene and five other freshmen look to build back the Laker program that made their first NCAA Tournament last year in over two decades.