2019-2020 Varsity

#3 Shayla Gillmer- 2022

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "Look in the mirror, that's your competition."

Favorite Destination:  The mountains. I love snowboarding.

Off Court Hidden Talent: I'm really good at card tricks.

The person you admire the most:  My parents.  They motivate me and inspire me to be as successful as them.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Big Bear Trip and Game Days/Game Day Evveeeeee!

Shout out:  My coaches

#5 Sara Eyre- 2021

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "Nothing worth having comes easy."

Favorite Destination:  Japan

Off Court Hidden Talent: Calligraphy

The person you admire the most:  My grandma because she is so hardworking and loving.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Our first practice in Big Bear.

Shout out:  The coaches for pushing us to be the best we can be, the seniors who give us great leadership to the team, and my parents and family for taking me shooting and supporting me in all I do.

#11 Sarah Matossian- 2020

Years on Varsity:  4

Favorite Quote: "It's not how much time you put in, it's how much you put in with your time."

Favorite Destination:  New Orleans

Off Court Hidden Talent: I could beat anyone on this team in ping-pong.

The person you admire the most:  My mom because she is amazing.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Being interviewed and getting a picture with the principal.

Shout out:  Thank you to all the people that helped me with my recovery so I could get back on the court.

#12 Kaila Truby- 2021

Years on Varsity:  3

Favorite Quote: "Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish"

Favorite Destination:  Japan

Off Court Hidden Talent: Playing the piano.

The person you admire the most:  My parents because they are always there for me and support me.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Big Bear trip.

Shout out:  Everyone I have ever been coached by.  I have learned something new and important from each of them.

#13 Karina Cabrera- 2021

Years on Varsity:  3

Favorite Quote: "When all else fails, take a nap."

Favorite Destination:  Cancun, Mexico

Off Court Hidden Talent: My hidden talent is hidden so perfectly that I haven't found it yet.

The person you admire the most:  My cousin who has brain cancer and has had so many surgeries and chemo treatments, but still manages to be so happy and lively.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Scoring 40 points against Fountain Valley and breaking the single-game scoring record.

Shout out:  My coaches for pushing me to get better every day.

#14 Emma Rothberg- 2021

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face"

Favorite Destination:  Yosemite

Off Court Hidden Talent: Mario Kart

The person you admire the most:  My grandfather because he always stood up for what he believed and knew how to make people smile.  He taught me the value of honesty and humor.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Playing football and falling asleep at dinner in Big Bear.

Shout out:  My parents for believing in me and supporting me. My brother for having my back. My teammates for never failing to make me laugh.

#15 Hannah Carbajal- 2023

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "Be better than the person you were yesterday."

Favorite Destination:  Colorado

Off Court Hidden Talent: Tik Tok Dances

The person you admire the most:  My dad.  He strives to complete his goals.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Big Bear trip.

Shout out:  My family and everyone who has helped me get where I am today.

#21 Jessica Tiongco- 2021

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you do not take."

Favorite Destination:  Big Bear

Off Court Hidden Talent: Cooking

The person you admire the most:  Kyrie Irving.  His ball handles are good.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Going on a team trip to Big Bear!

Shout out:  My parents, grandparents, and brother for always supporting me.

#22 Shanna Brown- 2023

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." 

Favorite Destination:  London

Off Court Hidden Talent: Soccer Goalie

The person you admire the most:  My grandma who survived the Titanic.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Big Bear trip.

Shout out:  My dad.

#23 Catherine Swanson- 2020

Years on Varsity:  4

Favorite Quote: "Your comfort zone will kill you."

Favorite Destination:  Yosemite

Off Court Hidden Talent: Finding things when people lose stuff.

The person you admire the most:  My parents because they have taught me to work hard even if it is uncomfortable or difficult at first.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Going to CIF each year and getting hit with a dodge ball by Madelyn Brauer.

Shout out:  Thank you to my mom and dad for giving me their love and support throughout my career.  Also Coach Brad, Hana and Riach for creating a great girls basketball program for me to end my senior season with..

#24 Nicole Referente- 2020

Years on Varsity:  4

Favorite Quote: "Don't let your mind limit your success."

Favorite Destination:  Hawaii

Off Court Hidden Talent: Lip Syncing

The person you admire the most:  Kobe Bryant because he was an amazing basketball player that worked for everything that he accomplished.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Winning the game against Legacy in OT.

Shout out:  Thank you to my family for being my biggest fans and for supporting me throughout my basketball career.  I wouldn't be who I am without them.  Also thank you to my coaches who have pushed me to be the player I am.

#31 Kiki Darnell- 2021

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "I can."

Favorite Destination:  The hoop.

Off Court Hidden Talent: I can juggle. Kind of.

The person you admire the most:  Catherine Swanson for her leadership skills.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  When we win tough games.

Shout out:  The JV and Frosh-soph team for believing in me, and for cheering for me when I went into games.  Also to the parents and my teammates.

#44 Alexis Rabold- 2022

Years on Varsity:  1

Favorite Quote: "Bring your best in everything you do."

Favorite Destination:  Chicago

Off Court Hidden Talent: High Jump

The person you admire the most:  Kobe Bryant for his insane work ethic and commitment to his craft.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Getting hyped in the animal room before beating San Clemente.

Shout out:  My parents for continuing to push me and support me in everything I do.

#55 Maggie Curran- 2021

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "Your life isn't yours if you always care what someone else thinks."

Favorite Destination:  Laguna Beach

Off Court Hidden Talent: Shakira voice, lacrosse, and accents.

The person you admire the most:  My mom because she always gives her all every day.  She is the kindest and most hard-working woman I know.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Playing football and having fun up in Big Bear before the season.

Shout out:  My parents- thank you for pushing me to be a better person every day. 

My teammates- thank you for always making me laugh at hard times.