|2017-2018 Girls Varsity Basketball Roster|
|Kara St. John||5'8"||21||G||11|
|2017-2018 Girls Junior Varisty Basketball Roster|
|Morgan Hall||5' 9"||25||G/F||9|
|Varsity Team Managers||Sienna Gritton|
|JV Team Managers||Makena Horn|
- Melissa Zornig - UC Santa Barbara
- Madison McKenney - UC Irvine
- Elise Lorenz - Sacred Heart
- Kiley Berlinski - Dominican University
- Lauren Oosdyke - Northern Colorado
- Georgia Follmer - Indiana University
- Whitney Wood - Seton Hall
- Brittany Taylor - Waldorf University
- Lauren Powers - Sonoma State
- Annie Mai - UC Irvine
- Lauren Frazee - University of Idaho
- Kristen Lynch - Princeton University
- Vanessa Ferragamo - Vanderbilt University
- Zaire Williams - New Mexico State
State Regional Runner Up
- Career - Melissa Zornig 07-10 2,447
- Season - Melissa Zornig 09/10 782
- Game - Melissa Zornig 12/15/07 49
- Career Whitney Wood 04-07 944
- Season Whitney Wood 06/07 279
- Career - Gillian Gipe 05-08 600
- Season Madison McKinney 09/10 177
- Career Gillian Gipe 05-08 469
- Season - Gillian Gipe 06/07 130
- Career Georgia Follmer 04-07 412
- Season Georgia Follmer 06/07 128
- Career Melissa Zornig 06-10 242
- Season Melissa Zornig 06/07 & 09/10 67
- Season - Whitney Wood 06/07 145
- Career (based on a minimum of 50 attempts) Melissa Zornig 07-10 (417 out of 522) = 79.9%
- Season (based on a minimum of 25 attempts) Melissa Zornig 07/08 (95 out of 113) = 84.1%
Coach Craig DeBusk | Coach Craig DeBusk begins his 4th season as Head Coach of the Lady Eagles at Santa Margarita. In his first year, the Lady Eagles reached the 2015 C.I.F. Div. 3A Finals. The Lady Eagles qualified for the Division III State Playoffs where they went on to win their first round game. Last season the Eagles finished 16-12. The Eagles won their first round Division 2AA game vs Alta Loma 63-39. The Eagles lost to #2 ranked Camarillo 50-40. Camarillo went on to the CIF Division 2AA finals.
Prior to taking over the girls program, Coach DeBusk had been an assistant/associate head coach for the Santa Margarita boys program from 1998-2008. In coach DeBusk’ s last year of coaching the boys, he served as the associate head coach and helped guide the Eagles who were led by N.B.A. All-Star, and Champion Klay Thompson to a 2008 division 3 State Title with a record of 30-5. As an assistant with the boys teams for 10 years Coach DeBusk was part of three League titles, three C.I.F. titles (1998, 2004, and 2005), and two California State Titles (1998, 2008) while reaching the C.I.F. Finals in 2003,2004,2005,2006.
Craig DeBusk enters his 21st year of teaching in the Diocese of Orange, and 16th at Santa Margarita Catholic High school where he teaches Health Science. A graduate of California State University of Chico in 1996, Coach DeBusk earned his BS degree in Health Science and received his teaching credential from National University.
Coach DeBusk is married to Kelly DeBusk, he have two children, 8 year old daughter (Hayden) and 5 year old son (Brady). Coach DeBusk enjoys spending his time with his wife Kelly, his two kids, family, and friends. He enjoys the beach, surfing, golf, traveling, and working out at Orange Theory Fitness.
Coach Annie (Mai) Garrett | Coach Annie (Mai) Garrett returns to Santa Margarita and will serve as the Varsity Assistant Coach. Coach Garrett graduated from SMCHS in 2004; claiming the Trinity League Title all four years (2000-2004) and 2003 CIF Finalist. She continued her collegiate basketball career at the University of California, Irvine; receiving her BA in Sociology and Minor in Education in 2008. She ranks sixth all-time in UCI career assists and fifth in free throw percentage (.748). Over her four year career, she averaged 5.7 points, while shooting 31% from three-point range.
In 2010, she served as a Varsity Assistant Coach for the SMCHS girls program and helped the Eagles to a 26-7 overall record and 2010 CIF Title. In 2010, she re-joined the UC Irvine women’s basketball program as the Director of Operations and in 2011 became an Assistant Coach. During the 2013-14 season, she helped guide the Anteaters to a 17-15 overall record, the most wins in 19 seasons. She finished at UC Irvine in 2016 as the first assistant and completed her Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration at Concordia University in 2014.
Coach Garrett now serves SMCHS as the Assistant Athletic Director and Office Manager of the Athletics Department. She currently lives in Mission Viejo with her husband Kevin Garrett and English Bulldog Dora. Outside of basketball she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, traveling, working out, and playing with her dog Dora.
Coach Martin De Guzman | Coach Martin De Guzman enters his first year of coaching at SMCHS and will serve has the JV Head Coach. Martin graduated in 2007 from Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, CA, where he played Varsity Basketball his junior and senior years. In his junior year, Montgomery won the D2 NCS title. Martin went on to study at University of California, Irvine where he graduated in 2011 with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. During his time at Irvine, he was a scout player for the UCI Women’s Basketball Team from ’09-’11 and after graduating he worked as the Video Coordinator from ’11-’16. Martin currently works in Long Beach full time and lives in Irvine. In addition to basketball he enjoys video games, comics, and going to Disneyland with his fiancé, Kellie.
Coach Raelyn Cheung-Sutton | Coach Raelyn Cheung-Sutton enters her first year of coaching at SMCHS and will serve as the Frosh/Soph Head Coach. Raelyn graduated in 2012 from George Washington High School in San Francisco, CA, where she played Varsity Basketball her freshmen through senior years. Raelyn continued her collegiate basketball career at the University of California, Irvine; receiving her BA in Public Health Policy and Minor in Management in 2016. She led the Big West Conference in free throw percentage (.835), not missing a free throw during Big West play 1.000 (40-40). She also led the Big West in assists and was ranked 30th in the nation with a 5.6 assist average. She hopes to enter the field of collegiate coaching or sports administration. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, catching up on the latest shows and movies, and traveling.
|2017- 2018 Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule|
|Mon -Sat||Nov 27 - Dec 2||Brea Ladycat Classic||Brea Olinda||TBD|
|Wed - Sat||Dec 6- Dec 9||Lady Panther Classic||Orange||TBD|
|Thursday||Dec. 14||Sunny Hills||Sunny Hills||6:00pm|
|Wed-Fri||Dec 27- 30||So Cal Holiday Prep Classic||San Diego||TBD|
|Thursday||Jan. 4||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||4:00pm|
|Saturday||Jan. 6||Huntington Beach||Mater Dei||10:00am|
|Tuesday||Jan. 9||Rosary Academy||Rosary Academy||7:00pm|
|Monday||Jan. 15||MLK Classic - TBD||Orangewod Academy||TBD|
|Tuesday||Jan. 23||Mater Dei||HOME||6:00pm|
|Thursday||Jan. 25||Rosary Academy||HOME||6:00pm|
|Saturday||Jan. 27||Aliso Niguel||Aliso Niguel||5:00pm|
|2017- 2018 Girls JV Basketball Schedule|
|Nov. 28 |
|Aliso Niguel |
San Juan HIlls
|Aliso Niguel |
|Tue-Sat||Dec. 5-9||Marina Tournament||Marina||TBD|
|Thursday||Dec. 14||Sunny Hills FS/JV||Sunny Hills||3/4:30pm|
|Dec. 21 |
San Clemente Tourney
|Thursday||Jan. 4||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||1:00pm|
|Tuesday||Jan. 9||Rosary Academy||Rosary Academy||5:30pm|
|Tuesday||Jan. 23||Mater Dei||HOME||4:30pm|
|Thursday||Jan. 25||Rosary Academy||HOME||4:30pm|
|Saturday||Jan. 27||Aliso Niguel||Aliso Niguel||3:30pm|