Cole Valley Christian High School
Conference: 2A Western Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Bret Moehlmann
Years as Head Coach: 5th Season
Previous Experience: 2 years Varsity assistant, 6 years below varsity
Record Last Year: 19-5
Katelin Baker, G, 11
Paige Albers, G, 11
Miriam Edes, G, 11
Lindy Westendorf, F, 12
Sarah McClure, G, 11
Holly Golenor, F, 10
Julia Branahl, G, 10
Returning Players with Honors:
Lindy Westendorf, 1st team all-conference
Holly Golenor, 2nd team all-conference
Miriam Edes, honorable mention all-conference
“Key Players” lost from last year:
Madison Holly, District 3 Player of the Year and 2nd team all-state. Great leader on and off the floor, impeccable and contagious work ethic.
Danika Langley, 4 year varsity player in post. Dependable, excellent defender, smart, leadership and poise.
Incoming “impact” players:
Photo By: Willy Harris - #23 Lindy Westendorf
Written by: David Bashore
After a 19-win season and the District III championship, Cole Valley Christian looks poised to take the next step in its build toward becoming a 2A state championship contender in 2015-16. The Chargers lose district player of the year Madison Holly and a four-year contributor in Danika Langley, but they have plenty returning from last season’s team to build for a title run in February.
Cole Valley Christian returns first-team all-conference honoree Lindy Westendorf, the team’s captain and undisputed leader. She’ll be listed as a post but can handle just about any role on the floor. Behind her is a stable of quality athletes led by returning all-conference honorees Miriam Edes and Holly Golenor, the latter of whom made the all-conference roster as a freshman. Golenor and Westendorf should provide one of the more potent one-two post punches in the division.
Another one to watch for the Chargers could be Julia Branahl. She played limited minutes as a freshman last season but was called upon to shoulder a big load off the bench in the state tournament and sparked the team to the consolation trophy.
Cole Valley Christian’s big push in 2015-16 is chemistry and intangibles. The Chargers have a heavy junior class that will need to step up in the leadership department, but the team has played together for a long time and complement that continuity with athleticism and balance. The game plan won’t change much – points in the paint and rebounding, but transition offense and ball pressure will add a new dimension to the team’s makeup, if those categories can improve this season.