February 2020 ROAR

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He also looks to Meredith Simmons, Kayla Maclaren, and

Emma Campbell to fill in the holes.

“We also get great play off the bench from Natalie Barr and

Gavi Bultman,” adds Whitford.

“Even though we only have eight players that can play for

us, we are extremely blessed with very skilled and highly intelligent

players. You normally do not see this combination at

a JV level.”

Whitford is assisted by Sydney Savage, who adds her own

basketball expertise to JV team. Whitford likes the future of

the Lady Rams’ program, and believes there are a number of

factors to its success, with the coaches also being an integral

part of it.

“The dedication of the players and the coaches is what

makes the program successful. Most of these players have been

working on their skill level since age 6 or 7. You combine that

with the experience of the coaching staff and great things will

happen.”

Whitford also knows how the players respond to the coaches’

vision is a big piece of the program’s success now and into

the future.

“This team has great leaders and competitors. I have three

returning starters from last year that lead the way and make

sure everyone is giving their all. The team loves to compete

and hates to lose.”

NET GAIN!

The Rams JV coaching staff talks to their players during a time

out. ~ Photo by “Papa” Razzi Sports Photography

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