Lettermen return for Lady Monarchs


The Lady Monarch varsity girls basketball team is pictured from left, front row, Maggie Hazelbaker, Sydney Lee, Caitlin Cotner, Hannah Olson, Karleigh Sutter and Haley Cook; back row, Tinley Graves, Emma Ingle, Abbie Welsh, Madi Sloan, Kass Lee, Alyssa Strahm, Abbey Williams and coach Brooke Young. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

It is a veteran team that will take to the court this season for the Marysville High School varsity girls basketball squad.
“We have an upper-classmen team this year,” said second-year head coach Brooke Young. “We are full of seniors and juniors with a few sophomores.”
Seniors who have seen extensive varsity action the past few years include Sydney Lee, Haley Cook, Caitlin Cotner and Karleigh Sutter.
Additional seniors include Maggie Hazelbaker and Hannah Olson.
Juniors on the team are Tinley Graves, Kass Lee, Madi Sloan and Abbie Welsh.
Rounding out the roster are sophomores Emma Ingle, Abbey Williams and Alyssa Strahm.
Graves is an outside shooting threat, who knocked down four three-pointers during an early season game against Hilliard Darby.
The Lee sisters, Cook and Cotner are capable of hitting from the outside or driving the lane for baskets.
Sloan, who gave the Lady Monarchs (10-13 overall) quality minutes as a sophomore last year, is strong on the offensive glass and provides the team with an inside scoring threat.
Young hopes to use the team’s quickness to exploit opponents’ weaknesses.
“I am hoping for a transition-based team, given the speed we have,” she said. “Tinley is a hopeful for the team this year. She is doing some exciting things as an outside shooter.
“Haley Cook is a dynamic player who is difficult to defend off the dribble and we are hopeful that she brings up not only a strong defensive, but also a huge offensive presence. 
“I’m very excited to see the speed and transition of this team.”
Dublin Coffman and Upper Arlington once again figure to be among the top teams in the Ohio Capital Conference Central Division.
The 2019-209 campaign will be the final time the Lady Monarchs (4-6) in the divisional face those powerful teams in divisional matchups.
MHS (which is 0-3 on the young season) will join the Cardinal Division of the OCC next year under the circuit’s re-alignment.

Marysville’s jayvee girls basketball team is pictured from left, front row, Gab Lee, Meghan McKinney, Emma Ingle, Alyssa Strahm and Abbey Williams; back row, coach Lauren Devine, Abri Schmutz, Ava Wilkerson, Ava Krutowski, Leah Brown, Cam Lee and coach Dan Lewis. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

The Lady Monarch freshman girls hoop squad is pictured from left, front row, Skylynn Roberts, Megan Daniel, Haylee Huffman, Reagon Cotner and Paige Thallman; second row, coach Tom Herchek, Sarah Stooksbury, Lydia Johnson, Madison Lim and Maddie Hansen. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

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