Elk Grove High School
Lady Herd Basketball

Elk Grove, California

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Coach's comments:

With eight new players and two new coaches coming to the 1999-2000 Varsity team, this season brings a new era to Elk Grove Women's Basketball. Linking eras are two players who have been varsity members since they were freshmen. Amanda Fitzgerald and Erin Wathen both joined the varsity team in 1996 and helped guide the Lady Herd back to the playoffs. As sophomores, they were on the best team in school history that finished 26-5, a section semi-finalist and ranked #5 in the area by "The Sacramento Bee." Last season, the team was gutted by graduation and missed the playoffs. Now, for the final campaign of the century, the team is looking for Fitzgerald and Wathen to lead the Lady Herd back to the playoffs once again. This season's squad features six players 5'11 or taller and improved depth at the guard spots. The team will turn to tri-captain and senior Lynsey Harp, junior Kari Busath, and sophomore Melissa Painter to be the consistent outside threat left vacant by the Lady Herd's all-time career scoring leader, Sabrina Briggs, now playing at CSU, San Bernadino. Muscling inside for the Lady Herd are seniors Krista Jensen and Kim Parker, and juniors Lindsay Cathcart, Christina Ross, Maren Winterrowd. Adding to the back-court are senior Lindsay Justice and juniors Corey Cox, Stefanie Ures, and Jenny Fong. With a balance of height and perimeter shooting and added depth and experience, this year's Lady Herd team looks to reverse last year's misfortunes and get the new era started in the right direction.

Player Profiles

   No.    Name   Position    Height  Grade
5 Melissa Painter Guard 5' 7" 10
10 Corey Cox Guard 5' 5" 11
11 Jenny Fong Guard 5' 3" 11
13 Kari Busath Guard 5' 5" 11
21 Lindsay Justice Guard 5' 5" 12
22 Amanda Fitzgerald ** Guard 5' 4" 12
23 Kim Parker Center 6' 3" 12
24 Christina Ross Forward 6' 2" 11
32 Lynsey Harp ** Guard 5' 5" 12
34 Stefanie Ures Guard 5' 5" 11
42 Lindsay Cathcart Center 6' 1" 11
43 Erin Wathen ** Guard 6' 0" 12
45 Krista Jensen Center 6' 0" 12
55 Maren Winterrowd Forward 5' 11" 11
** denotes team captain
School Colors: Navy and Gold
School Mascot: Thundering Herd
  Head Coach: Brian Benson
  Assistant Coaches: Julie Wastell
    Matt Fitch
  Statistician: Jay R. Benson
  Athletic Director Bob Mattos
  Principal: Frank Lucia
Elk Grove High School
9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California 95624



Last Updated on January 26, 2010