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2018-2019 Varsity Roster
Name Height Jersey # Position Grade
Kara St. John 5'8" 21 G 12
Jocelyn Ewell 6'3" 41 C 11
Erin Biddiscombe 5'9" 12 G 11
Jillian Carr 5'6" 20 G 11
Grace Kozak 5'6" 14 G 11
Pascal Friend 6'0" 13 F 11
Helena Friend 6'0" 33 G 10
Kaitlyn Hedge 5'10" 10 G 9





Hailey Johnson 5'10" 42 F 9
Brooke Slymen 6'0" 43 F 9
2018-2019 Frosh/Soph Roster
Name Height Jersey # Position Grade
Sierra Briet 5'7" 21 G 10
Leslie Lugo 5'7" 24 F 10
Gabby Gilchriese 5'10" 30 F 10
Kaitlyn Dejesus 5"10 41 F 9
Angelina Bautista 5'7" 22 G 9
Mia Foerster 5'6" 15 G 9
Olivia McGee 5'7" 20 F 9
Emily McGee 5'4" 14 G 9
Jayda Black 5'5' 10 G 9
Gyanve Dang 5'5' 12 G 9
Jewell Hart 5'5" 23 G 9
Lily Blake 5'8"
F 9

Alumni

  • 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
  • Caitlin Heinly - Seattle Pacific University

History

CIF Titles

  • 2014
  • 2010
  • 2005

State Regional Runner Up

  • 2014

Points

  • Career - Melissa Zornig 07-10 2,447
  • Season - Melissa Zornig 09/10 782
  • Game - Melissa Zornig 12/15/07 49

Rebounds

  • Career Whitney Wood 04-07 944
  • Season Whitney Wood 06/07 279

Assists

  • Career - Gillian Gipe 05-08 600
  • Season Madison McKinney 09/10 177

Steals

  • Career Gillian Gipe 05-08 469
  • Season - Gillian Gipe 06/07 130

Blocked Shots

  • Career Georgia Follmer 04-07 412
  • Season Georgia Follmer 06/07 128

3's made

  • Career Melissa Zornig 06-10 242
  • Season Melissa Zornig 06/07 & 09/10 67

FT's made

  • Season - Whitney Wood 06/07 145

FT %

  • 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%

Coaches

Head Coach Christina Wear-Marinacci | Santa Margarita Catholic High School announces the hiring of Christina Wear-Marinacci as the head girls varsity basketball coach. Wear-Marinacci has an impressive playing resume including professional stints overseas from 2013-2017 where she was also a coach. Prior to her professional career, she was a starting forward and a captain for the Trojans of USC from 2010-2013 where she was a David X. Marks Foundation award recipient, an honor given to student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Santa Margarita Catholic High School family,” Wear-Marinacci said. “I see so much potential within this school and program; I can’t wait to meet the girls and get started.”

Coach Wear-Marinacci has Orange County roots, having prepped at Foothill High School from 2005-2009. At Foothill, she was a four-time All-CIF first team member, Orange County and California State Player of the Year (2009), a McDonald’s All-American (2009), and a dual sport athlete where she was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and volleyball.

Coach Raelyn Cheung-Sutton | Coach Raelyn Cheung-Sutton enters her 3rd year of coaching at SMCHS and will serve as the Frosh/Soph Head Coach and the Assistant Varsity 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 is currently working at Santa Margarita as the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Operations. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, catching up on the latest shows and movies, and traveling.

Coach Martin De Guzman | Coach Martin De Guzman enters his third year of coaching at SMCHS. 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 wife Kellie.

Calendar

Schedule

2018-2019 Varsity Girls Basketball Schedule (21 - 11) | (1 - 3)
Day Date Game Type Opponent Location Time Score
Monday
Wednesday
Nov 12
Nov 14
Tournament
Tournament
Oxford Classic vs Garden Grove
Oxford Classic vs Sunny Hills
Oxford Academy
Oxford Academy
5:00
3:30
W63-21
L 51-50
Friday
Saturday
Nov 16
Nov 17
Tournament
Tournament
Oxford Classic vs Woodbridge
Oxford Classic vs Beckman
Oxford Academy
Beckman
3:30
1:00
W39-27
W 43-25
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
Dec. 3
Dec. 5
Dec. 7
Dec. 8
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
VC Tournament vs Foothill
VC Tournament vs La Serna
VC Tournament vs Westminster
VC Tournament vs V. Christian
Valley Christian
Valley Christian
Valley Christian
Valley Christian
6:00
6:00
6:00
2:00
L 41-36
L 45-38
W61-26
W44-36
Tuesday Dec. 11 Single Sunny Hills HOME 6:30 L 46-44
Friday Dec. 21 Single Costa Mesa Costa Mesa 5:00 W57-12
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Dec.26
Dec.27
Dec.28
Dec.29
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Buena Park Classic vs Northview
Buena Park Classic vs Estrella
Buena Park Classic vs Oxford A.
Buena Park Classic vs El Dorado
Buena Park
Buena Park
Buena Park
Buena Park
7:00
6:30
7:30
8:00
L 50-34
W55-31
W46-36
W38-37
Wednesday
Thursday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Jan. 2
Jan. 3
Jan. 3
Jan. 4
Jan. 5
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Gator Classic vs Pahrump, NV
Gator Classic vs Yale, B.C.
Gator Classic vs Sierra Vista
Gator Classic vs Chugiak
Gator Classic vs Spring Valley
Henderson
Henderson
Henderson
Henderson
Henderson
6:30
1:30
8:00
7:00
2:00
W65-18
W61-36
W50-40
W55-38
L 44-29
Thursday Jan. 10 League Orange Lutheran HOME 6:00 W50-48
Saturday Jan. 12
Single
Canyon, Anaheim
OLU
2:00
W 52-43
Thursday Jan. 17 League Rosary Academy Rosary 7:00 L 59-33
Monday Jan. 21 Single Orangewood MLK vs Sonora OWA 6:00 W 43-34
Thursday Jan. 24 League Mater Dei HOME 5:30 L 69-33
Saturday Jan. 26 Single Cerritos HOME 12:30 W50-36
Wednesday
Jan. 30 League J Serra J Serra 5:30 L 43-36
Thursday
Saturday
Wednesday
Friday

Tuesday

Feb. 7
Feb. 9
Feb. 13
Feb. 15

Feb. 26

Playoffs
Playoffs
Playoffs
Playoffs

Playoffs

CIF Round 1 vs. Oak Hills
CIF Round 2 vs. Marlborough
CIF Quarters vs. Palos Verdes
CIF Semifinals vs. Oxford Aca.

CIF State Round 1 vs. Flintridge P.

Oak Hills
Marlborough
HOME
HOME

Flintridge Prep

5:00
5:00
6:00
7:00

7:00

W63-59
W47-40
W52-45
L 60-29

L 51-37


2018-2019 Frosh/Soph Girls Basketball Schedule (10 - 12) | (1 - 3)
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Monday
Wednesday
Nov.26
Nov.28
Tournament
Tournament
Marina Tourn. vs Norco
Marina Tourn. vs Fountain Valley
Marina
Marina
5:00pm
5:30pm
W 34-24
L 26-16
Friday
Saturday
Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
Nov.30
Dec.1
Dec.3
Dec.4
Dec.6
Dec.8
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Huntington Beach
Newport Harbor
Segerstrom
Fountain Valley
Pacifica Christian
Marina
Huntington Beach
Newport Harbor
Marina
Marina
Marina
Marina
5:30pm
5:30pm
5:30pm
5:30pm
5:30pm
5:30pm
L 41-34
W 51-16
L 50-22
L 35-16
W 45-9
W 32-22
Tuesday
Tuesday
Dec. 11
Dec. 11
Single
Single
Sunny Hills FS
Sunny Hills JV
HOME
HOME
3:30pm
5:30pm
W48-20
L 31-28
Friday Dec. 21 Single Costa Mesa Costa Mesa 3:30pm W 56-13
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Tuesday
Dec. 26
Dec. 27
Dec. 28
Dec. 29
Jan. 8
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Tournament
Single
Villa Park Tourn. vs Whittier
Villa Park Tourn. vs. S. Torrance
Villa Park Tourn. vs. Canyon
Villa Park Tourn. vs. Rosary
San Juan Hills
Villa Park
Villa Park
Villa Park
Villa Park
San Juan Hills
5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm
4:00pm
W 57-10
L 41-37
W 50-21
L 47-23
L 39-22
Thursday
Tuesday
Jan. 10
Jan. 15
League
Single
Orange Lutheran
San Juan Hills
HOME
San Juan Hills
4:30pm
4:00pm
L 40-35
W 49-37
Thursday Jan. 17 League Rosary Academy Rosary 5:30pm L 70-48
Thursday Jan. 24 League Mater Dei HOME 3:45pm L 70-29
Saturday Jan.26 Single Cerritos HOME 11:00am L 61-22
Wednesday Jan. 30 League J Serra J Serra 4:00pm W 40-32

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