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Coach Fogel talks upcoming season

Coach Brian Fogel discusses upcoming Chico State women's basketball season

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 12:06 PM

College basketball has arrived at Chico State University. And the Wildcat women are trying to build off a mediocre season. Action News Now's Ross Field went one-on-one with Coach Fogel today has more.

Brian Fogel is back for his tenth season as head coach for the Chico State women and he will have a lot of talent at his disposal including one of the top scorers in school history, Whitney Branham, who is currently setting the tone in practice.

"Right now she is most consistent player day-in-and-day-out and we can have the other kids catch up to that level, that would be outstanding," said Fogel.

Along with Branham, the 'Cats sport an equal blend of youth and experience with seven returners and seven newcomers, players who are looking to build off a 15-12 season and a middle-of-the-pack finish in the CCAA Conference.

"Our characteristics we are looking for for our identity this season would be a team that is tough, unselfish and disciplined. And if we can do those things we'll find ourselves in a lot of ball games late. So, we're just trying to be ble to establish that," said Fogel.

But, one player you won't see suiting up this season is Chico native and Pleasant Valley High School product Kayla Joyce. The freshman has been forced to take a medical redshirt after tearing her ACL just days before the schoolyear started.

Joyce joins Natalie Valenzuela and Jo Pain as other Wildcats who have been bit by the injury bug.

"It's tough, but it is the situation and nd so you have to be able to adapt and adjust. It provides opportunities for other kids to be able to step up that maybe wouldn't have the opportunity quite so fast into the season," said Fogel.

A season that tips off November 10th against Dominican University as part of the CCAA/Pac West Challenge at Sonoma State.

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