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The Return of Girls Basketball

After a two-year break, girls basketball returns with a new team and new vision.
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Girls basketball is back again. With a new coach, a completely new roster, and playoff aspirations; the team is jumping out of the starting gate and already fighting for wins.

Featuring two double-digit victories t two years ago, when the program was unfortunately temporarily dissolved.

A new start was necessary, and it is already paying dividends.

 

None of this is possible without Coach Aslesen, former international professional basketball player, and a member of the Social Studies and English Departments.

Affectionately known as “Coach A,” team members are benefiting from his innovative and inclusive coaching style.

“Coach A has played a crucial role in the resurgence of the Girls Basketball program, providing guidance and support to the team,” said team captain Nikki Mielcarek. “Coach A has continuously focused on improving team cohesion and individual development through skills work.”

Not only have Coach A and Nikki proved to be valuable members of the team, but new players such as freshmen Kate Becerra and Carolina Angeles have proven to be instrumental in the team’s success as well.

“I would say our star freshman this year is Kate. She has showcased great performances, especially after suffering from an injury this year,” Nikki said.

Sitting at 3-3, the Owls are still in the hunt for a CIF appearance in February.

An eventual playoff birth, especially after a two-year pause, would mark an unprecedented start to Aslesen’s new team.

“We have demonstrated team cohesion, extreme commitment to getting better, and look to build upon regular season performances throughout the playoffs as we look to hang up a banner in Merovick gymnasium,” Nikki said.

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Davis Ohanian, Staff
Davis Ohanian is a current 11th grader in his second year as a member of The Fourth Estate staff, now acting as the magazine's sports editor. He enjoys writing, playing sports, and participating in the STEM field at school. His current articles focus on the encapsulation of Laguna's sports teams through graphics and interviews.
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