WBK | 2017-18 Season Countdown: #4
SMCGaels.com’s countdown to the 2017-18 season continues with a look at the Gaels’ four newcomers, all freshmen
SMCGaels.com counts down to Opening Day of the 2017-18 Women’s Basketball Season on Nov. 10 with a selection of 10 stories in 10 days to prepare fans for another year of Gaels basketball
MORAGA, Calif. — SMCGaels.com’s countdown to the 2017-18 season continues with a look at the Gaels’ four newcomers, all freshmen:
1. #5 Madeline Holland (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty)
Madeline Holland signed a Letter of Intent last November to join the Gaels from Bay Area powerhouse Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. Holland won multiple championships while playing for the Monarchs, including a California Interscholastic Federation Division II state title in 2014-15, three CIF Central Coast Section titles and three straight West Catholic Athletic League championships. She earned three Player of the Year awards from three different organizations as a junior in 2015-16, and was named first team all-WCAL for three straight seasons. She averaged double-figure scoring and at least 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in each of her final three seasons at AMHS.
2. #14 Jordyn Boesel (Okanogan, Wash./Okanogan)
Jordyn Boesel enters her first year as a Gael, coming out of Okanogan High School in the state of Washington. Boesel was a four-time letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball, and a four-time all-league honoree, including three straight first team all-league awards from her sophomore to senior years. Boesel was a two-time state champion as a junior and senior, helping lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back Class 2B Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state titles. She was 2nd team all-state during the 2015-16 championship. She averaged double-figure points and at least 5.7 rebounds per game in all four years of her high school basketball career, including a career-best 16.0 ppg and 7.8 rpg her senior year.
3. #23 Emily Codding (Santa Rosa, Calif./Santa Rosa)
Emily Codding signed a Letter of Intent last November to join the Gaels from Santa Rosa (Calif.) High School. Codding dominated at the high school level, averaging a double-double for three straight years as an all-around player. As a senior for the Panthers she averaged 15.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 3.3 steals and 4.0 blocks per game. Codding led SRHS to four consecutive appearances in the CIF North Coast Section playoffs and four straight top-three finishes in the North Bay League. She helped the Panthers find success in the CIF NCS playoffs in consecutive seasons, reaching the NCS semifinals in 2013-14 and the quarterfinals the next year.
4. #24 Brianna Simonich (Danville, Calif./Carondelet)
Brianna Simonich enters her first season as a Gael after a successful high school career with the dominant Carondelet program in Concord, Calif. Simonich earned numerous first team awards from multiple media organizations as a senior in 2016-17, including being named the East Bay League Player of the Year. Simonich was a full-time member of the Cougars’ three straight unbeaten East Bay League title runs from 2014-17, as well as back-to-back North Coast Section titles as a junior and senior. Simonich joined the varsity team midway through her freshman year to help the Cougars finish off the first of four straight EBL titles during her career, a North Coast Section title and a run to the NorCal Open Division semifinals. She averaged over 15 points and at least 8.0 rebounds per game in both her junior and senior seasons.
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