"When I need somebody stopped defensively, she gets that assignment. She's just the player I, as a coach, I've gotten to the point where I sort of expect more out of Haeley than I do others, probably for the simple fact that anything I ask her to do, whether she likes it or not, she accepts the challenge and gives you 100 percent."
Toler said he expects both Moore and Rhoades to assume starting roles, but beyond the pair, many players will be competing for the remaining spots.
"The other three positions are up for grabs," he said. "We've got a bunch of girls that's really working their butts off to try and get that."
Juniors Micharae Thompson will be among those fighting for a starting position. Thompson returns healthy after breaking her wrist in 2011. Sophomore Haylea Roberson and junior transfers Morgan Eggleton (Charleston Catholic) and Karley Rogers (Poca) will also battle for starting spots. Other expected key contributors include juniors Mackenzie Arthur, Chelsea Kirby, Marita Passero, sophomore Jayne Lawman.
Toler said he could employ as many as five different starting lineups depending upon the opponent. The slew of interchangeable parts should keep Winfield playing quick, as is the plan.
"We think we may be playing 10, 11 or 12 deep just rotating and trying to keep some fresh legs on the floor," Toler said, "just trying to pressure the ball and cause things to happen there before we let them get into the half-court set, so they can't pound it in on us."
Toler said he expects some road bumps and adversity as he tries to find the right rotation and the girls learn their positions. That's OK, as long as the Generals continue to improve and hit their stride when it counts.
"Our goal for the last few years has been not necessarily how we start, but how we finish," Toler said, "and looking to be peaking and putting all the parts to the puzzle coming together in middle, late January. That's what we're working for."
Winfield opens its season when the Generals play host to Lincoln County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.