Coach Althoff looks forward to season opener next week

Head Coach Haylee Althoff looks forward to the new basketball season and hopes to build off of last year.

We have a lot of returners this year that know how our program is run, and that will help keep the program moving forward,” she said.

Among those returning are five seniors who bring an abundance of experience. They include MaKenzie Harbaugh (guard), Mackenzie Schweizer (guard/forward), Sophia Koesterer (guard), Sophie Richards (forward) and Laura Juelfs (guard/forward). The three juniors include Hope Guebert (guard), Alyssa Heller (forward) and Abby Steibel (forward). Rounding out the roster are sophomores Sami Lucht (guard/forward), Alyssa Cowell (guard), Amber Stengel (guard) and freshman Makayla Whelan (forward).

According to Coach Althoff, the team continues to work on building fundamentals.

We hope to be more of a scoring team and continue to work really hard at our defense to counteract those games of low scoring,” she said.

For more on the upcoming basketball season, please see this week’s print edition.