LEAGUE: 0-0 COACH: Deni Christensen
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 9-12
RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Jeannie Mika Sr. 5-4 G Deanna Mitchelson So. 6-2 C
TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Mary Earnest Jr. 5-10 F Monique Forsea So. 5-10 F Brooke Ross Jr. 5-7 G/F Sarah Wallbrink So. 5-5 G
TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Adriane Brewster So. 5-7 G/F Amy Burchett Jr. 5-9 F Jamie Franke Sr. 5-6 G/F Brooke Hyman Fr. 6-2 F/C Vanessa La Torre Fr. 5-6 G
In its second year, Aliso Niguel is considered a dark horse to win the league title. Mitchelson anchors the Wolverines and is considered the top player in the league and one of the most talented in the Southern Section. She averaged 14.6 points and 12.9 rebounds as a freshman and is already attracting attention from college recruiters. Christensen said she is a physical player, who also is a strong rebounder. Joining Mitchelson in the post will be Hyman, who will help the Wolverines rebound better. Mika returns as a starter in the much-improved backcourt alongside Wallbrink and Ross. Franke was the school's homecoming queen last year and has quit playing soccer to concentrate on basketball, which she played in England. Christensen thinks a realistic goal for the young team would be to finish third in league and get some playoff experience. If Mitchelson continues to improve, Aliso Niguel might not have to wait too long to win a league championship.
November 30 vs. Savanna.
December 3 at University tournament; 20 at Rosary; 23 vs. El Toro; 26 at Costa Mesa tournament.
January 3 vs. Irvine; 5 at Laguna Hills; 10 vs. Costa Mesa; 12 vs. Laguna Beach; 17 at Estancia; 19 vs. University; 26 vs. Laguna Hills; 31 at Costa Mesa.
February 2 at Laguna Beach; 7 vs. Estancia; 9 at University.