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(G) Basketball

Preseason and Regular Season 2019-2020

2020 Varsity Team

All-County and All-League Honors

Junior Leah Manning


Congratulations to Leah Manning for being selected 3rd Team All-Orange County and 1st Team All-Sea View League. Leah averaged 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds per game, 5.3 steals per game and 3.0 assists per game 

All-League Honors

Junior Kristen Slymen


Congratulations to Kristen Slymen for being selected 2nd Team All-Sea View League. Kristen averaged 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game


Athletic Awards: V – Most Improved Player, JV – Best Defensive Player

Favorite Things About Basketball: Bonding with my teammates and playing strong defense

Advanced Classes: AP U.S. History, AP Language, AP Spanish 4, Honors Algebra 2/Trig

Favorite Activities: Camerata choir, AP Spanish, going to the beach, worship group at church 

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Travel around the world, skydive 

Favorite Quote: “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

Message to Your Family: “Thank you for always supporting me and encouraging me to do better.”


Athletic Awards: JV - Team Captain

Favorite Thing About Basketball: Teammates; it’s fun

Advanced Classes: AP U.S. History, AP Language

Favorite Activities: Book club, gaming

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Skydiving


Something We May Not Know About You: I speak three languages. 

Favorite Quote: “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

Role Model: Joanna Gomez, friend

Message to Your Family: “Thank you.”


Athletic Awards: 3-time Varsity MVP, All-County, 3-time All-League, 3-year Varsity starter, 2-year Varsity captain

Favorite Thing About Basketball: Everything

Advanced Classes: AP U.S. History, AP Language, AP Biology, Honors Precalculus          

Favorite Activities: Sports medicine, piano, 2K, Mario Kart 

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Beat Olivia in 2K

Favorite Quote: “Me shooting at 40% at the foul line is just God’s way of saying nobody’s perfect.” – Shaquille O’Neal

Message to Your Family: “Thank you for supporting me in everything I do, especially basketball.”


Athletic Awards: JV – MVP

Favorite Things About Basketball: My teammates

Advanced Classes: Honors English 2, AP World History

Favorite Activities: Math, watching Netflix, playing with my dog


Favorite TV Show: Supernatural

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Go to Japan

Favorite Quote: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Role Model: My uncle

Message to Your Family: Thanks for always supporting me.”


Athletic Award: V- Most Improved, JV – Most Improved

Favorite Thing About Basketball: Playing with the team

Advanced Classes: I.B. English, I.B. History of the Americas, I.B. Marine Science, I.B. Psychology, ATMS Honors Precalculus

Favorite Activities: Psychology, sailing 


Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Go to Europe

Message to Your Family: “Thank you.”


Athletic Awards: Varsity starter, V – Coach’s Award

Favorite Things About Basketball: The closeness and friendship amongst my teammates

Advanced Classes: Honors English

Favorite Activities: Biology

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Go to Italy!

Favorite Quote: “I don’t need easy, just possible.” – Bethany Hamilton

Message to Your Family: Thanks for all your support and time given to basketball. Love ya!”


Athletic Award: 3-year Varsity player

Favorite Thing About Basketball: Everything 

Advanced Classes: AP Comp Sci, AP Language

Favorite Activities: Reading, listening to music, watching movies 

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Have Leah beat me in 2K

Favorite Quote: “Nice hustle play.”

Role Models: My sisters

Message to Your Family: “Thank you for everything.”


Athletic Award: V – Coach’s Award, JV – MVP

Favorite Things About Basketball: How fast-paced and energetic it is

Advanced Classes: I.B. Program

Favorite Activities: Track and field, eating, math, Spanish 

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Pitch Perfect, The Flash, Parks and Recreation

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Backpack across Europe

Favorite Quote: “You only live once.” 

Message to Your Family: “I love you.”


Athletic Award: 2-time All-League/2nd team, 3-year Varsity starter, 2-year Varsity captain

Favorite Things About Basketball: Working with a great team and of course winning games

Advanced Classes: ATMS Program, AP U.S. History, AP Physics, AP Language, AP Calculus, I.B. Theatre 



Favorite Activities: Theatre Arts, Camerata Choir, Comedy Sportz, skiing

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Be in a movie, visit all the continents, skydive

Favorite Quote: “Don’t try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out.”

Message to Your Family: “Thanks everyone. Love you!”


Athletic Awards: JV – Team Captain, JV - MVP

Favorite Things About Basketball: Working together as a team and having fun

Advanced Classes: Honors Chemistry, Honors English, Honors Algebra 2/Trig

Favorite Activities: Drawing, guitar, sports, math, chemistry, English 

Something on Your ‘Bucket List’: Travel around the world,

earn A’s in every class, complete all my goals

Favorite Quote: “Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.” – Brian Tracy

Message to Your Family: “I love you guys so much and never forget that God is with us.”

Shanelle Maiden Grade 12

Favorite Thing About Basketball: Relationship with teammates

Favorite Subjects: History, Math
Other Activities: Track and field
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: The Office, Riverdale, Dynasty
Career Goal: Arizona or Oregon: Business

Something We May Not Know About You: I wish I could dunk.
Role Model: Nora Peterseil, teammate
Message to Your Family: “Thank you for always supporting me and never giving up on me.”

Joanna Gomez Grade 12

Athletic Award: Returning Varsity player and manager

Favorite Thing About Basketball: Playing excellent defense individually and as a team; looking at a team completely befuddled on offense is a great feeling.
Advanced Classes: AP U.S. History, AP Language, Honors Algebra 2/Trig

Favorite Subjects: AP U.S. History
Other Activities: Model United Nations
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office
Career Goal: Medical field
Something We May Not Know About You: Je parle francais.
Inspiration: Deuteronomy 31:6
Role Model: Mom and Dad
Message to Your Family: “Thank you for all the amazing support and incomparable love. I am who I am because of all of you. Thank you for that.”

2020 JV Team

Head Coach

Robert Jones
Varsity Head Coach

Credentials: B.A., Secondary Education/Physical Education; Teaching Credential 

Coach Robert “Bones” Jones, in his fourth year at CVHS, has coached basketball for more than 15 years in both California and Arizona. He is a Physical Education teacher and trainer who designs programs to help athletes perform better, including his own AAU basketball program and training. He began his basketball coaching career in Southern California where he created, coached and taught youth basketball and sports programs in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, and Westlake Village.

He helped launch Liberty High School and coached at Valley Vista High School, both in Arizona, leading teams to multiple playoffs. Coach Jones also helped build a strength and agility program for the Valley Vista girls basketball program, the current state champions and the player of the year. 

In addition to coaching boys and girls varsity and JV basketball, he has coached football and track & field with much success, including winning the Arizona State Championship. With 45 sports seasons and counting, he has coached and trained more than 35 All-Conference, 15 All-Region, and five State Champions. Coach Jones was named as one of the Top 100 Coaches in Arizona by Arizona magazine.

Coach Robert Jones was a Junior Olympian in track & field and a three-sport athlete at St. Mary’s High School in Berkeley, CA. He has two children: a 19-year-old daughter who is a college student, and Isaiah, a 10-year-old budding scholar-athlete. He loves going to sporting events and enjoys the outdoors. Plus, he never turns down a good plate of food.

Favorite quote:

“Don’t cheat yourself; treat yourself.”

Varsity Assistant Coach

Greg Gensichen

Varsity Assistant Coach




Greg and his wife, LeeAnn, have been married for 35 years. Both of their daughters played basketball at Capistrano Valley High School. Coach Greg knows that coaches can have a positive impact on lives. His high school freshmen basketball coach, who was also his Electronics class teacher, had a strong influence on him pursuing a BSEET degree.  This life direction has served him well for 37 years in Computer Engineering. This opportunity to help young people make positive life decisions has encouraged Greg to coach over the years, first coaching elementary age boys at the YMCA while in college, then coaching his daughters’ teams in youth and NJB basketball, and most recently entering his third year as an assistant coach at CVHS.

Coach Greg hopes that as a result of their participation in the CVHS Girls Basketball team the girls will embrace these life principles shared by legendary Coach John Wooden:

"Goals achieved with little effort are seldom worthwhile or lasting";

"I will get ready and then, perhaps, my chance will come"; and

"If I am through learning, I am through".

Varsity Assistant Coach

Haig Musurlian
Varsity Assistant Coach


This will be Haig’s first year at as an assistant coach for the Girls’ Varsity and he is looking forward to helping each girl improve not only their basketball skills, but also to further enhance their character. Team sports are a great way for athletes to learn how to work together cohesively, in order to reach a common goal.
Haig has coached teams from the NJB level thru the junior high and Club levels and is excited about the opportunity to coach at the High School level. His emphasis will be on the defensive side of the ball.

Haig enjoys seeing people grow and progress, as he works as a psychologist in private practice In Laguna Hills. One of his subspecialties is Sports Psychology, in which he works with athletes from high school to the pros. One of the primary goals in sports psychology is to help athletes reach the “zone” more often. Specifically this means helping the athlete operate at their peak level of performance, thru the removal of negative thoughts.

Haig has been married to Helen for the past 17 years and has two children, both of whom attend Capo High; Arin a junior baseball player and Kayla a basketball player and jiu-jitsu Orange belt. Some of his favorite quotes from the basketball world (see below) are what he hopes the girls will aspire to.
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.” (John Wooden)
“Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.” (Kevin Durant)
“There’s only one ball and I want it.” (Moses Malone on rebounding)
Dalante Dunklin
Varsity Assistant Coach


Coach Dunklin played at UCSB and started as a freshman. After his freshman season, he transferred to Saddleback Community College, where he led the team in assists and steals, along with being selected as first team all-conference. After Saddleback, Dunklin finished his career at San Diego Christian College. He led the team in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals and was nominated as an NAIA All American. After college, Dunklin went to play two seasons professionally overseas in Italy, Germany, and Mexico.