New Albany Eagles 2021-22 Girls Basketball Preview


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New Albany Eagles

Head Coach: Phil Sikorski
Years Head Coach (current school): 3rd
Record (current school): 24-18
Years Head Coach (overall): 12
Record (overall): 109-159

Assistant Coaches:
Adam Mott
Randy Maxwell
Jackie Russell
Lisa Sikorski

Record last season: 14-5
Scoring Offense: 49.9
Scoring Defense: 38.3
Last year's playoff results:
lost in sectional to Worthington Kilbourne 47-40

Team's style of offense: Transition Offense, to motion offense
Team's style of defense: Man to Man, some full court press

Top players returning:
Lauren Wood- Sr 11.5ppg 3.6rpg committed to Davenport Univ. 1st team OCC, Media Central District
Katie Kaucheck- Sr 9.8ppg 3.9 rpg committed to OSU for Lax 1st Team OCC Dispatch all Metro, Media Central District
Gabbi Weiner- Sr 3.2ppg 1.8rpg
Libby Henry- Soph 5.4ppg 4.1rpg

Top players lost:
Brooklyn Gammon- Tiffin 7.6ppg 3.6rpg
Haley Dennis- Otterbein 6.2ppg 3.7rpg
Karli Theiss- Miami Middletown 6.3ppg 1.4rpg HM OCC
Tymber Wynn- Houghton College 3.4ppg 1.6rpg
Olivia Gittins- 6.2ppg 3.7rpg 2nd Team OCC Media Central District

New impact players:
Izzy Arguelles- Jr point guard
Maddy Paz- Soph point guard
Livy Thorne- Jr. wing/post
All three were major contributors to a 20-0 JV season last year

Final Comments:
Graduating 9 seniors last year creates inexperience at the back end of the roster for this year. We are working hard to develop the younger kids and to prepare them for their roles as bench players. Katie, Lauren and Gabbi provide a strong offensive presence from the perimeter and off the drive and are great leaders. Libby is an inside presence who runs the floor better than most guards. Izzy Arguelles and Maddy Paz will run our offense and create opportunities from their defense. And Livy Thorne is a guard post who can fill our needs an either position coming off the bench. We will be young early but we will grow as the season goes. We are working hard to push Gahanna for their top spot in the OCC Ohio division. Pick North, Westerville Central, Westland and Grove City are all much improved and every night will be a battle in this division.