Basketball - Girls' JV
Similar in approach to the varsity squad, the girls' junior varsity basketball program emphasizes the players' personal growth and sportsmanship as well as their skills and understanding of the game. Roughly half of the varsity team in any given year is comprised of players who played JV for one or two years, so there is significant coordination and communication between the varsity and JV coaches; JV players wishing to work on their games in the off-season are invited to meet with the varsity coaches when the season ends in February. Finally, the game schedule is full and competitive — and in recent years the team has enjoyed extraordinary success when measured in wins and losses.
|Nicole Balbuena||2022||College Point, NY|
|Ana Coyanda-Parkzes||2023||Watertown, CT|
|Emilly Gonzalez||2023||Brooklyn, NY|
|Amaraya Hernandez||2024||New York, NY|
|Angie Koranteng||2022||Bronx, NY|
|Precious Novidzro||2023||Old Akrade|
|Mima Ologunja||2024||Bronx, NY|
About Head Coach Courtney Smyth
Courtney joins the Taft faculty after a career working with her family’s company CMC Food, the owners of The Farmer’s Hen eggs. At CMC she worked closely with community outreach, accounts receivables, and was on the rebranding committee. Before her time in the business world, Courtney attended Kean University where she was a four-year starter and a three-year captain of the softball team. During her time with the program, the team captured two NJAC league titles and three NCAA tournament appearances. Courtney punctuated her softball career with tallying second in the record books for career wins, second for career strikeouts, and third for innings pitched. At Taft, Courtney is the Director of Student Activities and the International Student Program Coordinator, and coaches volleyball and basketball, and will work as an adjunct in Centennial.