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CHSAA girls basketball team-by-team outlook

St. Anthony's Toni Kinard with contra at the

St. Anthony's Toni Kinard with contra at the CHSAA girls basketball Class AA state semifinal where St. Anthony's fell to Buffalo Cardinal O'Hara 52 to 48. held at St. Raymond's High School in Bronx, New York on March 9, 2018. Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

CHSAA

HOLY TRINITY TITANS

Last season: 2-22

Coach: Roger Gaeckler

KEY PLAYERS

Destini Gaeckler F 5-9 Fr.; Maggi Long G/F 5-9 Fr.; Maddie Misser G 5-5 Fr.; Katie Sinclair G/F 5-8 Fr.; Natalie Stark G 5-8 Sr.

ABOUT THE TITANS: A young team under a first-year coach led by Stark, 118 points from 1,000.

KELLENBERG FIREBIRDS

Last season: 9-5

Coach: Matthew Kirk

KEY PLAYERS

Colleen Bowles F 5-10 Sr.; Victoria Dieguez G 5-8 Soph.; Gabby Faya G 5-9 Sr.; Amelia Hirschfield G 5-8 Jr.; Colleen Moulder C 6-1 Sr.

ABOUT THE FIREBIRDS: Four new starters give the Firebirds a fresh look.

OUR LADY OF MERCY

MUSTANGS

Last season: 15-13

Coach: Randy Todd

KEY PLAYERS

Kaitlin Anderson F 5-9 Soph.; Lauren Goldberg F 6-0 Soph.; Kaitlyn Maleady G 5-4 Sr.; Riley Rottkamp G 5-6 Soph.; Morgan Wolf G 5-6 Jr.

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS: Looking to repeat as CHSAA ‘A’ champions behind a deep roster.

SACRED HEART SPARTANS

Last season: 15-8

Coach: Dennis O’Brien

KEY PLAYERS

Christina Biscardi G 5-7 Sr.; Catherine Mitchell F 5-10 Jr.; Jamie O’Connell G/F 5-8 Soph.; Nicole Paprocky G 5-9 Soph.; Tathiana Pierre G 5-7 Sr.

ABOUT THE SPARTANS: Pierre is headed to Brandeis and looks to lead a team with nine returners.

ST. ANTHONY’S FRIARS

Last season: 21-5

Coach: Hugh Flaherty

KEY PLAYERS

Toni Kinard G 5-6 Sr.; Colleen McCullagh F/G 5-11 Fr.; Ashia Smith PG 5-3 Sr.; Sydney Taylor G 5-9 Sr.; Synclair Taylor F/G 5-9 Jr.

ABOUT THE FRIARS: Three-time defending CHSAA ‘AA’ champs hope for a run at a state title.

ST. DOMINIC BAYHAWKS

Last season: 6-16

Coach: Shannon White

KEY PLAYERS

Olivia Burke F 5-7 Sr.; Kallie Friedrich G/F 5-6 Fr.; Marisa LaRocca G 5-4 Soph.; Catherine McAuliffe G/F 5-9 Sr.; Meghan McAuliffe G/F 5-8 Soph.

ABOUT THE BAYHAWKS: The first-year coach will lead a talented group of underclassmen, led by the senior McAuliffe.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST COUGARS

Last season: 13-13

Coach: Kate Gordon

KEY PLAYERS

Jen Gaffney G 5-7 Jr.; Abby Gress G 5-11 Jr.; Katie Maguire G 5-4 Jr.; Cara McCormack PG 5-4 Jr.; Allie Ponzio G 5-5 Sr.

ABOUT THE COUGARS: A young roster is led by Ponzio (the only senior), McCormack and Gress.

ST. MARY’S GAELS

Last season: 18-7

Coach: Kevin White

KEY PLAYERS

Alisa Blaylock G 5-4 Fr.; Laura Bogata G 5-6 Soph.; Naja Fenelon G 5-4 Sr.; Kalena Ricketts F 5-11 Jr.; Kayla Titus F 5-10 Jr.

ABOUT THE GAELS: Half the roster is made of freshmen and sophomores.

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