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Only Thomas, Marissa Coleman and Victoria Dunlap are under contract; everyone else is a free agent or a restricted free agent.

“To the outside world, we may look far off, but when you really look at it closely, and the experience that we gained and the close games that we lost, we’re not that far away,” Lacey said. “A lot of things need to change for us to have a different result in 2012, but the character of this team is that they played with heart and determination. For that, I’m proud of them.”