An Introduction to the 2018-2019 Sheridan College Women's Basketball Team

An Introduction to the 2018-2019 Sheridan College Women's Basketball Team

 

THE RETURNERS

 #21 – Aloma Solovi – Salt Lake City, Utah – 5'6" Point Guard

 Aloma started in 4 out of 31 games last year for the Generals. After battling a hamstring injury early in the season, she worked her way into a starting position by the end of the year and became a vital part of the General's offense. She averaged 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.

 Fun Fact about Aloma: She loves mangos.

 #23 – Noora Parttimaa – Loimaa, Finland – 5'10" Shooting Guard

 As a freshman Noora started in 25 out of 31 games.  Throughout the season she was asked to step outside her comfort zone as a shooting guard at times and play more of a forward position. She finished the year averaging 6.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

 Fun Fact about Noora: She can speak 4 languages.

 #33 – Kassie Hoyer – Belt, Montana – 5'11" Forward

 Kassie was a consistent force for the Generals last season, starting in 30 out 31 games. She brought a consistent work ethic to the gym every day and showed improvement in many aspects of her game as the season progressed.  She averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game

 Fun Fact about Kassie: She had a pet chicken named Nancy.

 

 THE TRANSFER

 #24 – Tala Tuisavura – Orem, Utah – 5'6" Point Guard

 Tala comes to Sheridan College as a transfer from Northwest College where she created a lot of problems for the Generals last year on both the offensive and defensive ends.  She is a high energy player and the team is excited to have her on their side this season. Last year she averaged 6.9 points and 2.8 assists per game for the Trappers.

 Fun Fact about Tala: She hates cats and is scared of dogs.

 

THE FRESHMAN

 #4 – Brooklyn Betham – Brisbane, Australia – 6'2" Center

 During her career in Australia Brooklyn averaged over 15 points per game. She assisted her team, the Ipswich Force in a 3rd place finish in the Queensland Basketball Women's League and was invited to be a member of the Queensland State Team.

 Fun Fact about Brooklyn: She can wiggle her ears.

 #5 – Marta Colas – Barcelona, Spain – 5'4" Point Guard

 In her final two years of high school Marta was asked to play with the senior team of the FC Barcelona for which she competed in the highest league in Catalonia, Spain. During her final season the team advanced to the final four where they played against the best teams in Spain.  

 Fun Fact about Marta: She likes to make jokes

 #13 – Darcy Walker – Deer Lodge, Montana – 5'8" Shooting Guard

During her senior season at Powell County High School, Darcy received 1st Team All-Conference honors. She also helped lead her team to a 4th place finish at the Class B State Tournament, where her performance earned her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Following her senior year she was invited to play in the Montana Class B All-Star Game and the High-Ling Invitational Tournament.

 Fun Fact about Darcy: She is loud and "blonde".

 #40 – Misini Fifita – Salt Lake City, Utah – 5'9" Combo Guard

 Misini played at Highland High School in Salt Lake City throughout her whole high school career where she helped lead her team to 4 consecutive play-off appearances. She was also a stand-out track athlete her Junior and Senior years, making it to state in the shot-put, discus, and javelin. During her senior year she placed at state in the shot-put.

 Fun Fact about Misini: She is fun, fun.

 #25 – Haley McDermott – Thermopolis, Wyoming -5'5" Shooting Guard

Over the summer Haley was chosen to represent the state of Wyoming in the Midland Roundtable Wyoming-Montana All Star Game, and the Northern half of the state in North-South Wyoming All-star game. Haley was also the 3A/4A recipient of the Bob Carey award which seeks to honor the outstanding girls' basketball player in the state of Wyoming who demonstrates leadership ability, character, athletic ability, and community involvement.

 Fun Fact about Haley: She loves to nap. 

 #30 – Cynthia Green – Chula Vista, California -5'11" Forward

 Cynthia was named 1st Team All-League all four years of her high-school basketball career. She helped lead her team to a California Interscholastic Federation Championship in the San Diego Section (The equivalent of a state championship in California). She was also invited to represent her high school in the Seniors All-Star Game.

 Fun Fact about Cynthia: She lived in Japan for 4 years.

 #31 – Jordyn Haxby – Blackfoot, Idaho – 5'4 Shooting Guard

 In July of 2015, Jordyn was in an accident at her grandfather's arena that caused her to have a severe fracture in her hip that could have easily ended her basketball career but she battled her way back onto the court and earned a number of honors by her senior season. Some of these included Defensive Player of the Year and being asked to play in her districts Senior All-Star game.

 Fun Fact about Jordyn: She does not like reptiles.

 #32 – Sara Oca – Logrono, Spain – 5'9" Combo Guard

 As a member of CB Sanlgnacio, Sara won a league championship in the Segunda Nacional which earned her team a chance to move to the next level and play in the Primera Nacional. She also made it to the Spanish Championship with her regional team, La Rioja, 4 times. As another proud accomplishment she earned a spot in the Junior League starting at age 13 even though it is meant for ages 16-18.

 Fun Fact about Sara: She ran into the basket so hard one game, making a lay-up, that she could not play again.

 #54 – Lani Taliauli – Salt Lake City, Utah – 6'0" Forward/Center

 Lani joins the Generals after a very successful senior year at East High School in Salt Lake City where she helped her team win their first girls basketball state championship in the school's 104 year history. Her performance at the state tournament earned her a place on the All-Tournament team. Taliauli was also named to the Utah 5A All-State team both her Junior and Senior seasons.

 Fun Fact about Lani: She loves shoes and hates dogs.  

 

The Generals will start their season off with the Rocky Mountain Jamboree in Windsor, Colorado on October 6th.