2020-2021 Orange High School Winter Sports Preview: Varsity Girls Basketball
Head Coach: Jazmyne Frost
Varsity Girls Basketball at Orange High School this season is a season full of unknowns. Coach Frost stated her desire to keep the girls on track throughout the season, showing up to practice to get better each day in order to compete well within the Chagrin Valley Conference. With there being just a single senior on the roster, Coach Frost is excited to see what the team can produce. Where many coaches may see a young roster as a setback, Coach Frost is eager for the opportunity because any progress that the girls make during the 2020-2021 season will be transferred into the following years. This season will be great for laying the foundation of the program’s identity going forward and the young roster allows for the coaching staff to mold the players into the type of team needed to win in the future.
Coach Frost thinks that their team actually benefits from the time off with the last Covid-19 shutdown. It was a good way for the team to have gotten work in and receive a break. The coaching staff understands that they can only control what they can control. If there is a scheduling issue, there is nothing that they can do about it because it is out of their hands. The team has a focus of getting better each day and gelling has a team with an emphasis on growing as young players.
A few athletes to keep an eye on for this season are Maddie Ledyard. Molly Nolan and Alayeh Washington. Being the lone senior on the team this season, Coach Frost anticipates Maddie to step into a leadership role and hold everyone accountable throughout the season. Having her junior season largely taken away from her due to injury is one of the reasons coach expects her to showcase her abilities this winter. The team will turn to Molly and Alayeh to lead the offensive production. They are both returning starters who spread the floor and produce open looks for the other athletes on the floor with them.