Lady Guards Look To Repeat!

August 28, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

BURBANK – The new school year is underway at Bellarmine-Jefferson high school and the 2008-2009 Div V State Champions Lady Guards are looking forward to another fantastic year.

Even with the loss of two seniors, 2 time player of the year and female athlete of the year Shelley Gupilan and Elizabeth Hawthorne all state 2nd team they were recently ranked in the top 3 by several media outlets and projected to repeat as champs.

Under the direction of CIF Coach of the year Bryan Camacho, Bell-Jeff is returning 4 starters, Margeaux Gupilan, Rishonda Napier, Julia Tani and Jasmine Smith including two All State/All CIF players, (Margeaux Gupilan, Rishonda Napier), along with incoming freshman Leslie Lopez-Woods who proved herself this summer to be an impact player. All five of these young ladies were recently rated among the top players in the state by CalHigh Sports. (read article)

Other names to watch are junior transfer Layana White, who can play several positions and earned 1st team all Foothill league honors last year at Canyon high school averaging 14 points and 3.2 steals per game, plus sophomore transfers Khia Jones (Sierra Canyon HS) and Marilyn Flynn (Burroughs HS).

Story by: Eric “Rico” Reed

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