With injuries during preseason play, the Pacific Women’s Basketball Team has anything but a perfect beginning. They are, however, on the fast track to recovery and redemption.

One major factor contributing to this is the return of the competitive and experienced shooting guards.

The group is lead by senior Alex Pfefferle who received an All-Northwest Conference Honorable mention last season.

The Boxers will once again count on her 10-point per game average and 33 percent from shooting beyond the arc.

Supplementing the shooting force for the Boxers are juniors Kaila Johnson and Nani Ostrom.

Not only do these two bring an electric scorer mentality to the court, they also play with great chemistry and are key players to the offense.

There will be a healthy competition for position in the paint to fulfill spots now open due to graduating seniors last year.

Junior Olivia Cook and senior Kati Sheldon are the two returners left to fill the spots down low. Both ladies provide different yet necessary playing styles that the Boxers will need to utilize this season.

The Boxers are also very excited to see what their new additions to the team will be able to bring.

Sara Curl, a freshman from Portland, Oregon, will add a dominating presence in the paint, but may also have to do a little bouncing around to help fill slots left empty due to the many injuries this season.

Also new to this squad is junior Allie Wipf, who knows a thing or two about injuries.

A two-time First Team All-Golden Valley Conference Player at the College of Redwoods, Wipf is unable to play this season due to a preexisting shoulder injury.

The Boxers will be looking forward to her return and the experience she bring with her to the court.

Overall the season is looking in favor for the Women’s Basketball Team. Head Coach Sharon Rissmiller was confident in saying she anticipates the rest of the season to be “successful.”


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