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Basketball - Girls' Varsity


Overview

Overview

2016-17 New England Quarter-Finalists
2015-16 Northeast 8 Finalists
2014-15 Northeast 8 Finalists
2012-13 New England Quarter-Finalists
2011-12 New England Quarter-Finalists
2010-11 New England Quarter-Finalists
2010-11 Founders' League Champion
2010-11 New England Quarter-Finalists

The Taft girls' varsity basketball program is one that reflects the culture of Taft more broadly; just as Taft seeks to educate the whole student in a caring environment, the girls' basketball coaches seek to help players develop their basketball skills and understanding within a strong and supportive team framework. While the team’s defenses and offenses vary from year to year based on the players' talents and experience, the common denominator is an emphasis on team defense and unselfish offense, as well as on playing hard, playing smart, and playing with honor.

Recent graduates still or just finished playing college ball are Morgan Manz (Quinnipiac University '17), Maggie O'Neil (Swarthmore College '17), Rylie Mainville (Hamilton College '18), and Jalissa Rodriguez (Simmons College '21).

Email Head Coach Jon Willson '82

Schedule

Schedule

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Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
5 Emilee Adami 2019 Southbury, CT
Nicholas Baird 2020 Hawthorn Woods, IL
25 Samantha Chan 2018 Quarry Bay
13 Amarachi Chidom 2018 Oakland, CA
4 Anna Csigirinszkij 2019 Budapest
9 Natalie Hodak 2021 Waterbury, CT
10 Anna Koziol 2020 Middlebury, CT
12 Kristin Manfreda 2018 Bethel, CT
Zachary Mariani 2018 Durham, CT
3 Margaret O'Leary 2019 Waterbury, CT
30 Lauren Pelosi 2018 Middlebury, CT
24 Kayla Robinson 2019 Bristol, CT
15 Juliana Yamin 2018 Middlebury, CT
Zoey Zheng 2019 Hong Kong

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Jon Willson

Jon grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Pittsford, New York, and he is a Class of ’82 Taft alumnus. After graduating from Amherst, Jon taught at a large New York City magnet/public school for nine years while earning a master’s in history. He then returned to Watertown in 1996. He has been CPT dormitory head, upper middle class dean, history department chair, and dean of academic affairs from 2007–15. He has also been head coach of girls’ varsity basketball since 2001. Following a sabbatical during the 2015–16 academic year, Jon rejoined the faculty as Director of Teaching and Learning in the Moorhead Academic Center, expanding its mission to include more extensive work with faculty on pedagogy and assessment and with students on working not necessarily harder, but smarter. Jon and his wife, Sarah Albee, a freelance children’s book writer, raised their three children at Taft.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-0715-72007-0810-10
2008-099-112009-1010-12
2010-11 20-3
2011-12 16-7
2012-13 12-9 2013-14 10-12
2014-15 15-9
2015-16 14-9

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