Pac 12 Preview: Cal
Last Season: 1-16 overall and 1-12 in conference play.
Charmin Smith with 2 degrees from Stanford returns for her 14th season at Cal and is now the Head Coach for her 3nd year..
Kai Felton is back for her 9th year at Cal. Kai has been an Assistant at Oregon, 2 years, and at USC, 5 years. Kai is no longer an official coac but she is a Special Assistant.
Three New assistants for Cal. Paul Reed joins the staff after 4 years at Washington.
Eliza Pierre is in her first year after 4 years at UCSB.
Kelly Cole comes from Northeastern where she was the Head Coach. Cole and Charmin coached one year together at Boston College.
Assistant April Phillips is now at Arizona
Assistant Wendale Farrow is now at USC
Jayda Curry, 5-6 Point Guard from SoCal, unranked, but scored 27 to help win the SoCal Championship
Karisa Ortiz, 6-0 Guard Grad Transfer from Texas/ Mitty HS to Penn State to Texas. Last season at Texas she averaged 4 points and had a 2:1 Assists to Turnover ratio.
Jaden Bush , 5-11 Forward a Grad Transfer from Harvard. In her last season 2018-19 she averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds.
Arkansas at Arkansas is the only Power 5 team although Cal hosts a three game tournament that includes Mississippi.
Leilani McIntosh, 5-5 Jr Guard who averaged 10 points.
Cailyn Crocker 5-9 Redshirt Soph Guard who averaged 7 points 2 seasons ago. She missed last season with an injury.
Jazlen Green 5-11 Redshirt Soph Guard averaged 9 points and made 48 threes at 37% 2 seasons ago. Green missed last season with an injury.
Evenlien Lutje Schipholt, 6-2 Jr Forward from the Netherlands. Last year she averaged 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Mia Mastrov, 5-11 Soph ? Guard who graduated early from HS to join the Bears. Mia averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds playing in the last 6 games.
Dalayah Daniels 6-4 Soph Forward ranked # 13 out of HS. Daniels averaged 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Fatou Samb, 6-4 Soph Post who averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds.
Alma Elsnitz 5-11 G from Sweden. Alma was injured and played in only the first game however in that game she scored 14 points.
Sela Heide, 6-7 Soph Post from Washington ( hometown is the Twin Peaks TV show location). Sela played only 9 games before being injured and averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds.
Ornela Muca, 5-10 Guard from Greece. She averaged 2 points.
Michelle Onyiah, 6-3 Soph Post ranked # 35 out of HS. She averaged 9 points and 7 rebounds.
From a team with no depth last season to 14 players now. Daniels, Onyiah and McIntosh are three probable starters but this year Charmin has a number to choose from.
Amaya Bonner, 6-0 Wing from Oakland. Not ranked but offers from ASU, Arizona, UCLA, Utah and Washington.