Girls Basketball looks to improve, gain confidence this season

One quarter of the basketball team can’t drive without a legal guardian in the front seat.

This year, half of the varsity team is made up of sophomores. The only returning sophomore is Favor Oparaji. The three other sophomores are Allison Frisella, Kristen Martin, and Tegan Hogan.

“We’re new, we’re fresh, and [we’re] ready to dominate,” Martin said with a smile. “All the summer work paid off.”

With half the team new to playing solely on a varsity squad, the team is hardworking and ready to prove itself on the court.

“We’re gonna have to work harder than teams in the past. We’re going to have to find our strong points,” Hogan said.

When asked how she felt about being on varsity for the second year as an underclassman, Favor Oparaji said simply, “It feels like a normal team, [but] you have to work harder to play positions up to par.”

The upperclassmen—Tina Haberberger (12), Adrianna Wegmann (12), Taylor Ventimiglia (12), and Alyssa Norberg (11)—guide the sophomores and welcome them to the varsity team.

“The seniors in the program are great role models, and we really look up to them,” Frisella and the other sophomores agreed.

Head coach Mr. Aaron Bosch sees having a young team as a positive.

“We’re really young…we just need to step up. We are working well defensively and a lot better this year compared to others,” Bosch said.