2021 Varsity

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#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.

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#11 Laura Hefty- 2023

Years on Varsity:  1

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#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.

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#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:  2

Favorite Quote: "Stop comparing yourself. Everyone is on a different journey."

Favorite Destination:  BoulderColorado.

Off Court Hidden Talent: Making people laugh. 

Favorite Athlete:  Kobe Bryant.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Starting the season opener at Murrieta Mesa.

Future Goals: Graduate college and pursue a job in the medical field. 

Shout out:  My friends and family for putting up with my crazy schedule and for always sticking by my side no matter how hangry I may be.

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#21 Jessica Tiongco- 2021

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Favorite Destination:  Las Vegas

Off Court Hidden Talent: Guessing burgers blindfolded 

Favorite Athlete:  Kyrie Irving. 

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Annual powwow!

Future Goals: Attend a 4-year university/college and major in pre-allied health or nursing.

Shout out:  My parents, grandparents, and brother for being my biggest supporters.

#22 Shanna Brown- 2023

Years on Varsity:  2

Favorite Quote: "It doesn't matter if you win as long as you give everything in your heart" - Michael Jordan 

Favorite Destination:  London

Off Court Hidden Talent: Cooking and painting.

Favorite Athlete:  Aaron Donald.

Best Moment as Aliso Niguel Basketball Player:  Hitting a bank three to send it into overtime, and starting against Dana. 

Future Goals: Become an entrepreneur.

Shout out:  My mom for believing in me to do my best and taking me to and from practice everyday and never being late. My dad for always motivating me to succeed on and off the court and helping me with colleges and useful tips to improve my game. To my sister Carley and my dog Trey for loving me and always being there for me.

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#24 Aryanna Hudson- 2024

Years on Varsity:  1

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#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.

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#0 Amy Pine- 2024

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