October 14, 2015

Open practice on Saturday

The doors in the NW corner (by the ticket window) of Maples will be open this Saturday, Oct 17, while the Cardinal practice from 11:00 - 12:30. Tara will introduce the team at the end of practice and rosters will be available.

These are the team members you probably haven't met yet:

#2 Shannon Coffee, 6'5" forward/center from Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio. Shannan earned many state and district awards, including 2015 Ms. OHSBCA - the best player in the state as selected by Ohio high school coaches. She owns the Centerville record for most points scored in a season (533). In addition to being a standout basketball player, Shannon also played two years of varsity volleyball and three years of varsity track (she was a discus champion) at Centerville.

#22 Alexa Romano, 5'10" guard from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alexa was the 2015 New Mexico 6A Player of the Year. She owns the La Cueva record for both points (1,813) and 3-pointers made (193). She was also a state champion high-jumper and long-jumper and a member of La Cueva's champion 4x200 relay team.

#11 Alanna Smith, 6'3" forward from Wesley College in Melbourne Australia. Alanna represented Australia in three international competitions — the 2015 FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship, the 2014 FIBA Oceania U18 Championship for Women and the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women. Alanna is Stanford's first-ever international player.

#13 Marta Sniezek, 5'8" guard from National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Marta was the 2015 Washington D.C. Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year and a two-time Washington D.C. Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year (2014 and 2015). She owns the National Cathedral scoring record (2,346 points).

Tara is very enthusiastic about the freshmen. Following the first practice of the season, she said

They’re playing just like they’ve been here forever.

We’re real excited about Marta at the point.

We’re really excited about Alexa’s speed.

Alanna gives us a whole different dimension with her size and her three-point shooting ability.

Shannon, a great body inside, is doing a great job for us.

Although not yet listed in the roster, there is a fifth new player who you may recognize. Rumor has it, and the Week One Practice Video confirms, that she's:

#31 Kiran Lakhian, 5'10" guard from Plano, Texas, who played with the Cardinal on a one-year scholarship in her freshman year (2012-13).

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