Athlete honors come with season’s end

By Elliot Heis

After cruising to a 17 point victory over Notre Dame de Namur
Sunday, the women’s basketball team appears to have replaced
preseason expectations with plain old expectations.

While most coaches spend an offseason filling the void left by
departing players, Broncos” head coach Scott Davis has enjoyed the
return of the teams’ three highest scorers for another season.

The returning players bring not only statistics back, but also
experience. The older team this season is definitely a CCAA
contender.

The Broncos are slotted behind the CCAA favorites UC San Diego
Tritons, who dropped their preseason games to Div. I teams. The
Broncos will host the Tritons early in the season in a pivotal
conference clash on Dec 5.

One swing vote was the decider in the preseason poll, and the
exhibition games show Cal Poly could have the upper hand when the
teams meet next month.

The preseason hype for UCSD maybe have been premature by CCAA
voters, as the success of the Tritons last year came from All-CCAA
players Michelle Osier and Alexis Gaskin, who both graduated last
year.

In contrast, Cal Poly returns first-team All-CCAA junior guard
and second-team All-CCAA senior guard Stephisha Walton.

In addition to a powerful returning roster, the Broncos have
benefited from a successful offseason, boosting skills, fitness and
teamwork. The mix should create a strong team that could soon
emerge as the CCAA’s dominant team.

Reach Elliot Heis at: sports@thepolypost.com

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