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Coach Heuer upbeat about the coming season

October 26, 2006

Olympia, WA - The Evergreen State College Women's Basketball program has announced their final roster for this season's team.

Head coach Monica Heuer and The Evergreen State College Women's Basketball Team are excited to improve on their '05-'06 season. Last year they made it to the Cascade Collegiate Conference playoffs, but were eliminated in the first round. It was a challenging season for Coach Heuer and her husband, and co-coach, Mychael. Despite this, Evergreen persevered and the team's strong leaders gave their best until the end of the season.

One of those strong players is Jenny Olson of Loon Lake , WA , "This season we are excited to have senior Jenny Olson, our schools leading scorer and re-bounder back for one more year. We look forward to her leadership and doing what she does best, bang in the post", praises Coach Heuer.

Olson was a conference player of the week and All-Conference Honorable Mention honoree.

Olson will be accompanied by returning Juniors Danielle Keenan, Katie Floyd and Ashley Miller. Between them they have a great work ethic and this may be the year for them to blossom into the teams stronger players.

Coach Heuer is enthusiastic about the newcomers to the Geoduck squad. Jen Solberg, a 5'10" transfer from Centralia, is a blue collar worker. "She can knock it down from the three point line or power it up from the post" comments Heuer. "She is one of our most versatile players". 5'7" Molly Clark, from Yakima CC, joins will be a strong player in the guard position. She is an all around player who can that can shoot and defend. Melissa Evans 5'8" from Shoreline CC, comes in as possibly the most athletic player on the team. She brings strong energy and will be exciting to watch in game play. Joy White 5'6" is a good decision maker and sees the court well. The team will round out their roster with a freshman who will add quickness and depth, Britney Sligh (5'2") from Spanaway, WA (Bethel HS).

Evergreen will open up their early season home play when they host fellow NAIA Region I team Westminster College on November 4th. Three nights later they will have an exhibition game against cross-town rival St. Martin's University.