2004-2005 Player Profiles - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball
Angelica Benjamin (#21)
Angelica was a top-performing athlete at James Logan High School. This young lady made her presence know through out the ranks as a tenacious and determined post player. “Gellie” is very athletic and runs the floor very well. She is difficult to stop, as she is fast and strong. She has been working hard to transition from high school basketball to college-level. She is ready for the challenge. Gellie is eager to provide strength in the paint for her new team, just as she did throughout her high school career. This young lady will be expected to contribute significantly to this team's anticipated success.
Annika Baird (#30)
Ohlone recruited Annika, as her deep shooting range, great quickness, and tough defensive skills were quite enticing! Annika, a determined senior, ensured that during each contest this season, she put forth dominant performances. She was also determined to lead her young team in a positive direction. Although soft spoken, Annika worked hard and demanded that her team follow this lead. Annika appears destined for success at Ohlone and thereafter. Annika is committed to helping her new team enjoy much future success. She is, as well, eager to show that she has what it takes to move on to the next level. Annika has legitimate 4-year scholarship potential. Her shooting range alone makes this a natural. Along with the other 3-point shooting threats that will be suited up for the Renegades next season, Annika could make for a long night for Ohlone opponents
Nicole was a standout player at Fremont's Mission High School and was a great post player for the Renegades. Knee injury has side-lined this hoop star! She will be missed.
Livermore High School of Livermore, CA, Standout and All-Conference Ohlone College player hung up her hoop shoes to help lead the Ohlone Softball Team to many victories. Much luck is wished to Missy and her softball team.
Liezl Dacuycuy (#11)
Liezl was an Andrew Hill of San Jose, CA Student-Athlete Standout. This stellar athlete is lightning quick and as determined as they come. This All-League Scholar Athlete is primed to continue her stellar basketball career as a Renegade. This speedy and savvy guard will run circles around her opponents. This floor general is able to lead her troops to great success. Liezl is a threat as an assist leader and scorer. This young lady is both a proficient passer and three-point shooter. Due to her speed, she is adept at getting to the basket as well. Defensively Liezl is a pit bull, as she is relentless and aggressive. This guard will stop many, but be stopped by very few!
Laura Elliot (#55)
This player is a product of Granada High School, of Livermore, CA. She is a very dominant, post player in the East Bay Athletic League. Laura is not only hungry and aggressive, but also extremely strong and tenacious. She enjoys working hard and will be a great blue-collar worker getting ALL the dirty work done for her new team. This includes, of course, playing hard-core defense, rebounding, and diving on the ground for all loose balls! Laura is another intelligent player who will quickly develop and flourish in her new college basketball world. Laura is certain to earn All-EBAL honors this season, as she has simply dominated throughout her senior campaign.
Amanda Everett (#5)
Sonoma State Transfer/2003 Amador Valley, of Pleasanton CA, Standout: Oh my, could Ohlone really be this lucky? This speedy and savvy point guard decided to leave Sonoma State and help Ohlone grow as a basketball powerhouse. Amanda enjoyed great success while serving as Amador Valley High School's starting point guard. Along the way she helped to lead her Amador teams to two league titles and a section titles as well. This guard knows what it takes to win, and through her diligence, her teams usually do. Amanda has great dribbling skills, great court sense, and great shooting range. Given all these well-honed skills, Amanda will enjoy great success while serving as The Renegades Floor General!
Lakesa Hokes-Vaught (#20)
This San Lorenzo High School graduate is eager to continue her success at Ohlone College. “Kesha” was on a team that highly depended upon her and she ALWAYS came through for her young team. Kesha was the floor captain. She was expected to lead her troops in assists, steals, and scoring. Kesha accepted her role and excelled. Kesha is a very determined young lady and she was eager to help her team in any all capacities. Kesha was a leader on her team, but as well in the league. Other coaches recognized her tireless efforts and determination. She earned great respect from her opponents throughout her stellar high school career.
Melanie Inouye (#22)
This sharp shooting guard is a volleyball player at heart. She is now helping to turn the volleyball team into winning program. Good luck Melanie and our volleyball sisters.
Erica Scoles (#2)
As a junior, Erica was groomed by a senior-laden team. She, apparently, learned well. As a senior she took the reigns and never looked back. She understood that her young team would look to her for leadership. Erica proved to be a classy and savvy point guard who was quite ready to be her team's leader. She has been coined a silent, but deadly player. She does all the little things to ensure her team enjoys success. She was well respected by her teammates and her coach. Her efforts were endless and paid great dividends, as she had her team competing in every contest. Erica has already begun to assert her knowledge and respectable work ethic on her new team. She is eager to help the Renegades as readily as she did her high school team. Erica will prove to be a great student-athlete for Ohlone College!
Erin Stewart (#10)
Erin was been molded into a needed leader for this young team. She has accepted her role and is flourishing as a leader, by action and by words. Erin is in great shape and really pushing herself to excel. She is pulling her team along with her. Erin is showing great character as the lone returner. She has demonstrated the necessary behaviors and disposition to be a successful student-athlete. After struggling as a freshman, Erin has learned how to be a respectable student-athlete, which has aided in her newly honed leadership skills. Erin is expected to enjoy a nice sophomore campaign.
Shirelle Roberson (#25)
Shirelle is arguably the best athlete on the team. She has incredible jumping ability and is as fast as they come. Shirelle will be called upon to make key defensive stops and to grab as many rebounds as she can get her hands on. Shirelle is proving to be very valuable to her new team. She is maturing and developing into a fine student athlete. She is accepting many responsibilities and exceeding all expectations. Shirelle is also the comedy relief when things get heated in the gymnasium. She keeps her young team relaxed and energized. Given her easy-going nature, Shirelle is assisting the team to stay focused and driven. Given her own drive and her athleticism, Shirelle will prove valuable through this campaign.
Roxanne (Roxy) Rufino (#3)
Roxanne is a winner. She thrives under pressure and manages to win more than lose. She hates to lose and will do anything to make sure she and her team do not experience the agony of defeat…only the thrill of victory. Roxy is also very smart on the court. Her intelligence, coupled with her work ethic, has helped her to establish herself as a necessary ingredient for her new team. As a freshman, this rookie can expect to be called on to get the job done. This is because she has proven that she is able to answer the call. Roxy is tenacious and determined on the court. Given these traits, she is virtually unstoppable. Look for Roxy to do it all; she will post up, shoot the three and defend anyone, no matter her size. Like we said, virtually unstoppable.
Nikki Smith (#32)
Nikki was a top high school Division I scholarship recruit until she suffered a season ending knee injury. This injury sidelined Nikki for many months. It also meant that she had a longer road to travel before heading off to a Division I. College. Nikki will be expected to lead CSU Bakersfield this season and then help them this team transition to a competitive Division I program, which was always her destiny!
Joy White (#23)
This Berkley High School graduate brings tenacity and an unparalleled focus to the team. Given the numerous string of championships banners hanging in the rafters of Berkeley High's gym, it is safe to say that Joy understands how to win and what a winning environment is all about. Joy is finding success creating this atmosphere at Ohlone. Joy will be asked to defend top opponents, but to facilitate the team' offensive efforts as well. Joy is extremely quick and she will prove more than ready to come through for her team. Joy trains hard and is just as driven in the classroom. This young woman should prove to be a tremendous role model for future Renegades. She has the work ethic and the vision to be successful. Joy also has the desire to utilize these traits as needed ingredients for her team's success.
Kaycie Zimmerman (#12)
University of Utah Transfer. Mountain View High School, Orem Utah Standout Kaycie is a very close friend of Mindi Winters and Michelle Quist, two current Renegades. Kaycie has spent a great deal of time visiting Mindi and Quist this season. As a result, Kaycie decided she definitely had to come play at Ohlone. This young lady is an incredible athlete; fast, strong, and competitive. Kaycie will prove deadly from the three-point line, and she will shut players down defensively. Kaycie is a full-ride scholarship soccer athlete, who loves basketball! Obviously, that spells out mad defensive footwork! Kaycie loves defense and due to her athleticism, she rarely ever gets beat. Ohlone, having scored Kaycie, is huge! Yes, she is really that good, folks!
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