Another year and another tough schedule coming our way. The Circle City Conference girl’s basketball competition continues to get stronger and is quickly becoming a very highly regarded conference. Our last year’s overall schedule came in at the 109th hardest in the state according to the Sagarin Ratings posted on John Harrell’s website. We would expect it will be similar this year when all is said and done.
Several of our young ladies have worked extremely hard in the off-season to get better and are ready to be tested. Seniors Lexi Foerder, Sophia Fernandez, Sydney Geis, Grace Hackett, Carly Hammons, and Dani Mason all return for the season and will be relied upon to help meld Senior/Junior experience and talent with Sophomore/Freshmen pure athleticism.
Sydney Geis, last season’s leading scorer, has continued to attract the eyes of college coaches with her strong showing in club and the month of June with GCHS. Dani Mason led many statistical categories last year and we will be looking for her to do more of the same as she works toward finding the right college to continue her education along with her soccer and basketball endeavors.
Juniors Hanna Bills and Fiona Weber and Sophomores Nicole Cunningham and Sarah Holba were all impact players on last year’s JV. All of them will have the opportunity to provide a big impact on Varsity this year and will be leaned on to help transition the Varsity squad to a new system which they gained experience running at the JV level last season.
The off-season work ethic & improvement of Sophomores MT Ford, Lauren Wagoner, and Allison Sponhauer leave the coaching staff hoping for great things from the entire 2020 class of players. Abby McNeil has spent the summer and pre-season working her way back from an injury last spring and we are hopeful of big things from here as well as she continues her path to recovery.
Freshmen Carly Wilson will have an immediate impact on varsity and we will try to acclimate her quickly to the high school game. The athleticism of Carly’s fellow classmates from top to bottom is at a pretty elite level and we look forward to watching all of these girls develop their skills and enjoy some successes.
All of these young ladies will have an interesting year of development and will make it difficult to make choices for a sectional roster.