Player Roster & Outlook

Players Roster - (2014-2015)

 
#
Name High School
Year
Height
Position
 
5
Christina Yamashiro Leland
So
5'3"
G
 
10
Leslie Tiongco Milpitas
So
5'7"
G
 
11
Kristin Williams Del Mar
So
5'11"
F
 
12
Pearl Isaia V. Sue Cleveland, New Mexico
Fr
5'9"
F
 
15
Breanna Salary Hayward
Fr
5'4"
G
 
20
Cori Nishimoto Mountain View
Fr
5'3"
G
 
22
Aunoa Soisoi Mountain View Academy
Fr
5'10"
F
 
23
Shania Ratliff Wilcox
Fr
5'3"
G
 
32
Rose Tahaafe James Logan
So
5'8"
F
 
40
Angie Reid Hayward
Fr
6'1"
F


2014-2015 Season Outlook:

Returning to the helm of the Foothill Women’s Basketball Program on July 17th, 2014, Coach Craig faces what she feels is her biggest coaching challenge yet.  Despite announcing in April 2014 her intent to return from her 1 year approved leave of absence, Craig was given the task to recruit her team in just two weeks starting July 17th.  From here Craig begins rebuilding the prestigious Foothill program that she has previously guided to 15 Conference Titles, 7 Elite 8 Appearances, 3 Final Fours and 2 State Final appearances in 2008 and 2012.

Womens Basketball Team 2014 picture“I am pleased with the progress we have made so far; especially under the circumstances we were given.  The kids are working really hard and have had to learn our system double time considering we had no spring or summer off-season for development.”

“We will look to players who have history with this program, sophomore’s Rose Tahaafe, Leslie Tiongco,  Kristin Williams and Christina Yamishiro to set an example for the incoming Frosh.”

Craig is excited about the incoming freshman class including Post players Angie Reid and Pearl Isaia and Guards Shania Ratliff and Breanna Salary.  Local recruits Cori Nishimoto and Aunoa Soisoi, from Mountain View, round out the Owl’s 2014-15 roster. “We were able to recruit some solid talent in a very short period of time and these players’ ability to step right in and carry a significant load right away will be crucial to our success.”

Despite coming from humble beginnings, the 2014-15 Owls have set their sights on another Coast Conference Title and a berth in the 2015 Nor Cal Playoffs.  Craig knows this will be a challenge but says, “I wouldn’t count these kids out.  There is a lot of pride and tradition still in the Foothill program and these kids have shown the resilience to take on all the challenges they will face on the way to reaching their goals.”

Used to being “the team to beat” in Nor Cal, this year’s Foothill squad will play the underdog role and looks forward to the idea of having a chance to knock off deeper, more experienced teams who have been together for much longer than the Owls.  The Owls will have that chance early in the Pre-season where they are participating in tournaments with perennially strong teams including Fresno, Sierra, Cypress, and Merced as well as having games with Shasta, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, and Ohlone on their schedule.

The Owls open at home on Saturday November 1st against Hartnell College at 3pm.

Come support the Owls in what is sure to be another exciting Season of Women’s Basketball!!




Contact Jody Craig
c/o Athletic Department
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 575-9393
email: craigjody@fhda.edu

Head Coach: Jody Craig (17th Year)
Assistant Coaches: Chris Joo, Claudia Nelson
Athletic Director: Mike Teijeiro
Athletic Trainer: Liz Pena

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