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Basketball (G)

Coaches

Varsity Head Coach: Paul Gross 

JV Head Coach: Allen Koochof 

Coach's Message

The Basketball Program will strive to achieve the following goals:
    • To establish an environment where the student-athletes can enjoy the game of basketball. (Fun)
    • To encourage the moral development of the student-athletes through honesty, integrity, and a learned respect for each other, their opponents, and all authority figures. (Moral Development)
    • To teach the game of basketball in a positive, encouraging manner. (Positive)
    • To create and maintain a team understanding for the players in the program. (Team)
    • To strive to maximize the potential of each team through a commitment to excellence, sacrifice, and striving for goals. (Hard Work)

Girls Basketball History

The Girls Basketball Program began in 1982, when Notre Dame went co-ed, after being an all-boys school since 1947.  The Program won its First League Championship in the 2005 season, led by League MVP Jessica Romero.  A few seasons later, the Lady Knights repeated as League Champions in the 2008 & 2009 seasons.  The Program won its First CIF Championship to complete the 2009 season, led by 3-time League MVP & CIF Player of the Year Kody Burke.  The 2009 CIF Championship was the First CIF title in any girl’s sport in school history.  The Lady Knights won their Second CIF Championship in 2020, led by League MVP & CIF Player of the Year Bella Ramirez.  Since 2003, the Lady Knights have been led by 2-Time Daily News & CIF Division Coach of the Year, Head Coach Paul Gross. 

Notable Alumni

Maggie Dixon – University of San Diego, Coach at DePaul & Army
Sierra Hauser-Price – University of Michigan
Sabrina Jenkins – Cal State Univ. at Monterey Bay
C.J. Hill – Azusa Pacific University
Kody Burke – North Carolina State University
Katherine Wright - Florida Atlantic University & University of Arizona
Dru Ishibashi - Occidental College
Danielle Roumbos – Cal Lutheran

Sports Awards

List of 10 items.

  • 2019-20

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Isabella Ramirez
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Selena Torres
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Brooke Davis
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Nia Brown
    Coaches Award Lisette Meza

    JV
    Most Outstanding Player Madeline Hicks
    Most Improved Player – Isabela Crawford
    Hustle Award Diantha Fonseka
    Coaches Award – Sarah Dennis

  • 2018-19

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Player – Bella Ramirez
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Selena Torres
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Nia Brown
    Coaches Award Brooke Davis

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player Elizabeth Sarkissian
    Most Valuable Defensive Player Sophie Smith
    Most Improved – Zalia Haskins
  • 2017-18

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Bella Ramirez
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Selena Torres
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Clarissa Cabil
    Coaches Award Leanna Chraghchian

    JV
    Most Valuable Player Caroline Williams
    Most Valuable Defensive Player Jessica Parada
    Coaches Award Faith Granados
    Most Improved – Nikole Scillitani
  • 2016-17

    2nd Team All League – Leanna Chraghchian
    2nd Team All League – Leyla Mikre
    1st Team All League Rana – Yakhshi Tafti

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Leyla Mikre
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Rana Yakhshi Tafti
    Most Improved – Leanna Chraghchian
    Coaches Award – Lauryn Cobbs

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Selena torres
    Most Valuable Defensive Player –  Sasha Small
    Coaches Award – Anne Curtis
    Most Improved  – Bridget Doherty
  • 2015-16

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Player – Julia Scorupco
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Leyla Mikre
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Rana Yakhshi Tafti
    Coaches Award – Julia Pace

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Talia Malekian
    Most Valuable Defensive Player –  Clarissa Cabil
    Coaches Award – Claire Biggs
    Most Improved – Bridget Doherty
  • 2014-15

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Danielle Roumbos
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Rana Yakhshi Tafti
    Most Improved Player – Leyla Mikre
    Coaches Award – Julia Scorupco

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Leanna Chraghchian
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Kendall James
    Coaches Award – Clarissa Cabil
  • 2013-14

    Dru Ishibashi – 1st Team All-League
    Danielle Roumbas – 2nd Team All-League

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Player – Dru Ishibashi
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Danielle Roumbus
    Most Improved Player – Andrea Withers

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Audrey Swanson
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Emiko Miller
    Coaches Award – Tori Martinez

    FROSH
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Carson Campman
    Hustle Award – Lexie Macias
    Coaches Award – Joely Tenenbaum
  • 2012-13

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Katherine Wright
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Donatella Asemota
    Coaches Award – Dru Ishibashi

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Soula Bacoulis
    Most Improved Player – Julia Scorupco
    Coaches Award – Emma Ohanian

    FROSH
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Kristina Rudio
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Emiko Miller
    Coaches Award – Jessica Contreras
  • 2011-12

    1st Team All League – Katherine Wright
    2nd Team All League – Dru Ishibashi

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Katherine Wright
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Donatella Asemota
    Most Improved Player – Frances Lao
    Coach's Award – Dru Ishibashi

    JV
    Most Valuable Player – Samantha Alvarado
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Danielle Roumbos
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Lauren Safady
    Coach's Award – Gabriella E'Este

    FROSH
    Most Valuable Player – Kelli Hamilton
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Julia Rivera
    Coach's Award – Claire Herrera
  • 2010-11

    VARSITY
    Most Valuable Player – Courtney Vendetti
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Katherine Wright
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Jessica Fukushima
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Jenny McNeill

    JV
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Alyssa Cruz
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Ashley Holmes
    Most Improved Player – Gabby D'Este

    FROSH
    Most Valuable Player – Samantha Alvarado
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Donatella Asemota
    Coach's Award – Samantha Guevera
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