With the start of the 2012-13 season fast approaching the Lady Roadrunners excited about the non-conference schedule. The Lady Roadrunners have all the pieces needed to have a successful season. The season opens at San Diego Mesa College in the first of four tournaments on the schedule. The team has improved in all aspects of the game particularly on defense. Look for the ladies to play hard while being aggressive and physical. The roster has changed from the 2011-12 season which included all freshmen. The 2012-13 rosters like last season, again is dominated by freshmen, with only 3 returning sophomores.
If the ladies are to return atop the GVC, the sophomore’s will play key roles. Taylor Hansen a sharp shooting guard, point guard Adriana Scala and forward Cassie Thomas all played significant minutes last season and are expected to contribute again. Last season the team lacked an inside presence, look for Center’s Karlee Burns and Kim Asbury to control the rebounds and score some much needed inside baskets. The Roadrunners have two outstanding forward Amyah Clark and Fatima Castillo both run very well and can score. Maribel Garcia, Asuka Morooka, and Darian Pruis can all shoot the outside shot and will help with the ball handling duties. Guard Tanisha Colbert rounds out the roster and should see significant minutes.
With a new class of Roadrunners looking to make their impact around Junior College basketball, and eventually in the GVC it will take the mix of some local talent, along with players from various areas. Brown felt it was very early, but liked how the initial pieces have come together. When we spoke, Brown didn’t mention any names, but was excited about inside play, and how athletic some players are. Brown further stated “trying to build a team is just a small step in trying to build a program. Building a program is my duty to the college and community”.