Girls Basketball

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At Cate, the girls basketball program aims to develop fundamental skills and a passion for the game in young women.

From the novice to the advanced player, each person has a role in the program. Through expert coaching and instruction, students will have an opportunity to improve their skills in an effort to help further the goals of the team.

Sportsmanship and teamwork are of the highest order in creating an environment rich in both challenge and support. This helps creates a fun and meaningful experience for young girls.

Frontier League Champions: 2020

CIF-SS Division 4A Quarterfinals: 2020

All League MVPs:

  • 2023 Sophia Ospina ’25
  • 2020 Maya Blattberg ’20

2023 All League Awards:

  • First Team: Lilly Whelan ’25, Mary Foster ’23, & Desi Flores ’23
  • Second Team: Sam Jimenez ’25, Ada Hansen ’24, & Talia Tom ’23
  • Honorable Mention: Nicole Teh ’23, Kendall Thorne ’23, & Sanai Edwards ’25

2023 Coach of the Year: Laura Moore




Laura Moore
Varsity Head Coach

Dan Mercer
Varsity Assistant Coach

Chris Castillo
Junior Varsity Head Coach



Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Tue14-NovBishop Diego High SchoolNeutral4:30 PM(L) 15 - 36
Wed15-NovThacher SchoolNeutral4:30 PM(W) 33 - 30
Thu16-NovCarpinteria High SchoolNeutral6:00 PM(L) 33 - 36
Thu30-NovDunn SchoolHome5:00 PM(W) 46 - 6
Fri1-DecNordhoff High SchoolHome5:00 PM(W) 31 - 26
Mon4-DecFoothill TechnologyHome6:30 PM(L) 18 - 31
Fri8-DecCoastal ChristianHome5:30 PM(W) 45 - 32
Tue12-DecThacher SchoolHome5:30 PM(W) 43 - 29
Thu14-DecLa Reina High SchoolHome4:30 PM(W) 53 - 6
Thu11-JanSt. Bonaventure High SchoolHome6:00 PM(L) 21 - 61
Sat13-JanBishop Diego High SchoolHome1:30 PM(L) 18 - 34
Tue16-JanSanta Clara High SchoolAway6:00 PM(W) 31 - 29
Sat20-JanThacher SchoolAway3:30 PM(L) 17 - 22
Tue23-JanBishop Diego High SchoolAway6:00 PM(L) 39 - 50
Thu25-JanFoothill TechnologyAway7:00 PM(L) 14 - 52
Mon29-JanSt. Bonaventure High SchoolAway5:30 PM(L) 27 - 81
Wed31-JanSanta Clara High SchoolHome6:00 PM(W) 29 - 14

Junior Varsity

Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Tue14-NovCarpinteria High School (Scrimmage)Home3:30 PM
Fri1-DecNordhoff High SchoolHome5:00 PM
Mon4-DecFoothill TechnologyHome5:00 PM
Tue12-DecThacher SchoolHome4:00 PM(L) 13 - 21
Thacher School
Away2:00 PM
Foothill Technology
Away5:30 PM

Girls Basketball Game Recaps

January 13, 2024

Resilience Amidst Loss: Cate vs. St. Bonaventura 61-21

Strong offensive finish and gratitude for supporters The Cate girls varsity basketball team returned to Tri-Valley league action on Thursday night after a 28-day hiatus against a formidable opponent in St. Bonaventura. The Seraphs started the game on a 10-0 run and continued to extend their lead with phenomenal outside shooting and tenacious defense. Down …

January 7, 2024

Balanced Scoring and Tenacious Defense Lead Cate Girls Basketball

Cate Rams Dominate with 20-point First Quarter Despite a scoreless first few minutes on Friday (12/8), the Rams got hot offensively after initiating a full-court press that led to a 20-point first quarter! Cate got balanced scoring from Sania Edwards ’25, Sam Jimenez ’25, Sophia Ospina ’25, and Ada Hansen ’24 to take a 20 …

January 4, 2024

Rams Roar in First Quarter, but Foothill Prevails

Rams Roar in First Quarter, but Foothill Prevails: A Tale of Turnovers On Monday, December 4th, the Rams opened league play with a solid first quarter against Foothill. Our half-court press defense kept the Dragons to just 7 points while the Rams got balanced scoring from their guards to take a 10-7 lead after the …


Player Grade Level
Bowo, Aleema 9
Chamberlain, Elsie 10
Edwards, Sanai 11
Evans, Emerson 10
Hansen, Ada 12
Holmes, Maia Ella 10
Jimenez, Samantha 11
Ospina, Sophia 11
Pan, Riley 12
Shelmerdine, Jasper 10
Whelan, Lillian 11

Player Grade Level
Bhatia, Katerina 9
Carpenter, Emma 9
Lu, Ingrid 12
Moss, Zoe 12
Sevilla, Krisha Jayna 10
Wang, Ziyu 11