The Foxes will play must-watch basketball this winter. “My expectation for the year,” Coach Mike Brunswick said, “is for us to make both the state playoffs and the Friends League Playoffs.” Brunswick believes that these are very achievable goals due to the sheer talent that the Foxes will have on their roster this season. He is very optimistic about the season but recognizes that because of the youth, it is going to be a learning process when he noted that “[the young players] will make great plays, but they will also make rookie mistakes. Our success on the season will be determined by how quickly our players get adjusted to the speed of play”.
Players to Watch
This team is very deep, meaning that they have a lot of players that can contribute to the team’s success this year. Coach Brunswick mentioned a group of five freshmen whom he was especially excited about. The five girls that make up this solid group of freshmen are Charlotte Stern, Alyssa Runyan, Alexis Watson, Samantha Ghazal, and Gwen Gignac. Along with the newcomers to the team, there are some returning players who can contribute to the success of the team greatly. Sophomore Camille Aguilar is expected to shine this year after impressing her coaches last season. Coach Brunswick stated that “the senior leaders will have to step up because of the team’s youth.”
The Foxes posted a 12-11 record last season against a tough schedule. In terms of their Friends League record, they ended the year with a 4-5 mark, and just missing out on the playoffs. With a harsh finish to last season, losing to Gil St. Bernards by a score of 82-24, the girls look to make a statement early this season.