By Pete Dorris
There are only six months until the 2013-2014 Lady Gauchos open their basketball season. There are some things that need to be done before then. With the loss of some great players from the 2012-2013 season, the one thing in mind Coach Brown and assistant coach Sean Brokaw have to do is scout players from local high schools. Coaching is a full-time job.
Coaches always try to improve the team by coaching to each individual player’s abilities. Coaching is similar to having 15-20 kids along with the family you have at home, have there is no off-time–ever.
With that in mind, when students see a coach from any sport, it does not matter what their record is, congratulate them on what they have done for the team.
There are hundreds of high schools throughout the state, and some great talent in those schools. We all know that we cannot have everyone we want. However, there will be some talent passed onto the junior colleges. Players starting out at a junior college have advantages. Smaller school help develop some great players the big stage of university play is not for every player.
On April 8, 2013 high school seniors made the commitment to play junior college basketball.
GCC women’s basketball is trying to bounce back from a 5-22 record in the 2012-2013 season. There are only four player returning from last year’s team but, this year’s class there are eleven incoming freshman who have chosen to play for the Gauchos.
With the incoming talent the Gauchos hope for a phenomenal upcoming season. There is some exciting talent coming in this year. The new 2013-2014 Freshman are as follows:
Name High School Senior Year Stats
Jackie Barlow SanTan 16.3 ppg
Brittany Doss Buckeye 9.7 ppg
Savannah Ecklund Estrella Foothills N/A
Jasmine Golding Coconino 12.3 ppg
Caitlyn Hetrick Mountain Pointe 14.7 ppg
Beatriz Martinez Chandler 8.6 ppg
Julie Mireles Tolleson 3.4 ppg
Catherine Montes Westview 9.6 ppg
Jade Scott Cienega 6.7 ppg