2021-2022 Varsity

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#3 Laura Richards- 2024

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: You have to fail before you can succeed.

Favorite Destination: Ireland

Favorite Song: Zach Hood

Off Court Hidden Talent: Writing argumentative essays. 

Favorite Athlete:  Simone Manuel

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Scrimmaging over summer with the alumni and helping out at the High Flyers camp. 

Future Goals: Become an engineer.

Shout out:  Coach Lauren who would work one-on-one with me at 6ams, gave me advice during games and was always supportive and encouraging.

#5 Sage Khatemi- 2024

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "It all pays off in the long run." 

Favorite Destination: Hawaii 

Favorite Song: The Less I Know The Better- Tame Impala 

Off Court Hidden Talent: I can play clarinet. 

Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps  

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Big Bear trip and team bonding. 

Future Goals: Become a doctor or someone in the medical field.

Shout out:  Coach Hope for constantly giving me pointers.

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#11 Laura Hefty- 2023

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "If you want the good, you have to take the bad."

Favorite Destination: Anywhere it's pretty.

Favorite Song: It's All Futile! It's All Pointless!

Off Court Hidden Talent: Art

Favorite Athlete:  Shaq & Shohei Ohtani

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Nearly tripping down the bleachers multiple times but nobody seeing.

Future Goals: Get good at defense. 

Shout out:  Amy Pine my clock buddy.

#12 Liliana Sandoval- 2022

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it, so don't give up when things get hard." -Coach Riach 

Favorite Destination: Hawaii 

Favorite Song: Alien Blues, Vundabar 

Off Court Hidden Talent: Playing guitar 

Favorite Athlete: Sue Bird 

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: When we were out in Big Bear and our room was haunted. 

Future Goals: To attend college and get a degree for nursing.

Shout out:  My coaches and parents for always being there for me, and always spending extra hours with me in the gym.

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#13 Amy Pine- 2024

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "If you feel like you can't do anything, you can always be kind."

Favorite Destination: Yosemite National Park

Favorite Song: Champagne Problems- Taylor Swift

Off Court Hidden Talent: Baking

Favorite Athlete:  Stephen Curry

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Going up to Big Bear last year and getting ice cream from the candy shop.

Future Goals: Graduate and go to medical school to become a physical therapist.

Shout out:  Thank you to my parents for helping me to push myself to become the best player and person I can be.

#14 Jamila Rhyse-Roxas- 2023

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "Life is what happens when you're making other plans."

Favorite Destination: Manila, Philippines 

Favorite Song: All Too Well 

Off Court Hidden Talent: Playing the guitar 

Favorite Athlete: Kelsey Plum 

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: I am looking forward to our team trips and bonding with the girls. 

Future Goals: I hope to attend NYU to study creative writing as well as film and music production. 

Shout out: My dad and my friends for being supportive and patient with my basketball career. Thank you for pushing me my hardest every day to be a better player and person. 

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#15 Hannah Carbajal 2023

Years on Varsity:  3

Favorite Quote: "The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win."- Kobe Bryant

Favorite Destination: Boulder, Colorado

Favorite Song: Boyfriend by Justin Bieber

Off Court Hidden Talent: Sleeping through everything.

Favorite Athlete:  Kobe Bryant

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Our trip to Big Bear and the intense game of Uno. 

Future Goals: To continue my education at a four year college and graduate in a science major, and get in a successful job. 

Shout out:  My coaches for pushing me to be a better athlete and person. My friends for continuously supporting me. My family for putting up with my crazy schedule, supporting me, and sticking by my side even when I am really tired, hungry, and moody.

#21 Ava Weaver- 2025

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "No pain no gain. Never give up."  

Favorite Destination: Hawaii or my bed. 

Favorite Song: Any 

Off Court Hidden Talent: I like to surf. 

Favorite Athlete: Any good one. 

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: I am most excited to just make memories and grow as a person. 

Future Goals: Become a stock broker, lawyer, or stay at home mom. 

Shout out: My family.  

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#22 Shanna Brown- 2023

Years on Varsity:  3

Favorite Quote:  "You can't win until you learn how to lose." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Favorite Destination: London

Favorite Song: Splish Splash

Off Court Hidden Talent: Attempt a backflip.

Favorite Athlete:  Matthew Stafford

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Beating Troy in CIF last year.

Future Goals: Become a successful entreprenuer. 

Shout out:  My whole family for being at every game and supporting me throughout my whole life. My mom for always encouraging me to play hard. My dad for always pushing me to be the best I can be. My sister for always supporting me even from college. 

#24 Aryanna Hudson- 2024

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "Work hard in silence, let success make the noise."

Favorite Destination:  Hawaii.

Favorite Song: Someone like you- Adele

Off Court Hidden Talent: Dance.

Favorite Athlete:  Kobe.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Getting into CIF quarter finals last year and Big Bear.

Future Goals: Win league and graduate from college.  

Shout out:  Thank you to my family for supporting me no matter what. Thank you to my coaches for helping me get better everyday. 

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#55 Katie Dunakin- 2024

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "Pressure makes diamonds."

Favorite Destination: Hawaii

Favorite Song: The Real Slim Shady - Eminem

Off Court Hidden Talent: Juggling

Favorite Athlete:  Michael Jordan

Best Moment as an Aliso Niguel Basketball Player: Bus rides.

Future Goals: To average 10+ rebounds a game.

Shout out:  My dad and my mom. 

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