MHS graduate Brian Pauli held his first camps as the head girls basketball coach for Milbank High School. Two camps were held this past week – one for incoming seventh through ninth graders and one for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Bringing a fresh approach, Pauli introduced the players to his camp, which he named OTA – Organized Team Activities. “The goal was to introduce offensive and defensive philosophies, review the fundamentals of the game, and give me a chance to get the know the girls and them to get to know me,” he explained. “I was extremely pleased with the girls’ attitude and effort.”
Taking part in the 7-9 grade OTA were back row (left to right): Allison Leddy, Amaya Street, Taylor Hartman, Madi Thue, Morgan Schafer, Josie Adolph, and Erica Johnson. Middle row: Jenna Johnson, Cassidy Christians, Jessica VanPeursem, Jatana Grajczyk, and Alexis Ninneman. Front row: Tatum Berry, Siri Bien, Lindsey Mertens, and Autumn Fox.
Participating in the 10-12 grade OTA were back row (left to right): Taylor Thue, Karlee Mertens, Anna Mathews, Caryssa Mielitz, Sophia Seffrood, Kellie Christians, and Molly Rick. Middle row: Mackayla Schuelke, Ashley Wollschlager, Chloe Bender, Shea Hooth, Jaden Hoeke, Mackayla Johnson, and Katie VanderWal. Front row: Katie Wollschlager, Elisabeth Schwenn, Tonya Meyer, Kylie Kasuske, Gabbi Cummins, and Mikaela Hoeke.