Capital High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Blas Telleria jr.
Years as Head Coach: 7
Previous Experience: Capital Varsity Asst. (Boys) 1997-2005
Record Last Year: 17-9
State Titles: 1975 State Champs
Ron Marthe, Harry Angelos, Ariah Gonzales, Sean Boston
Who do you have coming back this year?
We return 8 girls from last year’s roster:
3 Kylie Centers Sr. 5’8 guard
4 Natalie Cacchillo Sr. 5’5 guard
11 Khadija Neumeyer Sr. 5’9 guard
12 Delaney Sauer Sr. 6’0 forward
14 Megan Gurney Sr. 6’2 center
24 Emilie Eckhart Jr. 6’1 forward
30 Kayla Hall Sr. 5’11 forward
34 Nicole White Jr. 6’0 center
Any Returning Players with Honors?
11 Khadija Neumeyer Sr. 5’9 Honorable Mention All-Conference
12 Delaney Sauer Sr. 6’0 Honorable Mention All-Conference
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Liz Landreth Utah State
11-12 Conference Player of the Year
12-13 1st team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Sr. Macy Dye, 6’3 center
Fr. Bella Lewis, 5’6, guard
Fr. Alayah Jackson, 5’7, guard
Jr. Brooklyn Grange 5’7 guard
Jr. Grace Jacobsen 6’0 forward
So. Brynn Dittman 5’8 forward
Photo By: Steve Conner - #12 Khadija Neumeyer
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We have a nice combination of height on the inside and shooters on the outside, so we’ll have to make sure to exploit those mismatches game-by-game.
Delaney Sauer has a chance to sneak into the top 5 in the record books for points scored in a career.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Again, we need to utilize our size and make it difficult for teams on the inside and to limit opponents second shots.
Khadija Neumeyer has a chance to break the school’s steals record.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
With our team size we should be able to limit the number of shots other teams get.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
We return 8 girls varsity, girls that already have a total 16 years of varsity experience (not including this year)
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
Capital vs. Borah, classic rivalry and Borah’s 2nd year head coach is former Capital assistant.
About our schedule though, with the way scheduling and rearranging dates with other schools played out, we play 9 straight road games, with no home games in all of December, but finish with 7 straight home games.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Our height. We have a really tall team. We’ll have to use that to our advantage on both ends of the court
If you could change one rule in high school basketball, what would it be?
Shot clock. It’s time to update and advance the level of Idaho’s basketball
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Capital is the one of the most well-rounded schools there is in the entire valley. We are a high achieving academic school, competitive in every sport, and have coaches that care about the athletes and their overall experience at Capital.