By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
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Coaching Staff: Maddy Raynard, varsity assistant; Tyler Conley, junior varsity and varsity assistant.
2021-22 Record: 6-15 overall; 3-11 Metro Athletic Conference.
Returning Letterwinners (6): Kyla Carney, sr.; Mary Laudato, sr.; Faith Haris, jr.; Hannah Huff, soph.; Breena Kainrad, soph.; Kamryn Clark, soph.
Letterwinners Lost (4): Miracle Sandifer, Anna Jones, Morgan Workman, Tanya Willis.
First-year head coach Courtney O’Donnell takes over the program after spending last season on the Field Falcons’ coaching staff.
O’Donnell is a Ravenna graduate and former Ravens player.
She wants her team to attack the hoop.
“We plan to utilize the athletes we have on the roster in a versatile ways,” she said. “If we come together as one unit, work together and develop, we can be successful.”
The Ravens’ backcourt is highlighted by senior Kyla Carney and sophomore Breena Kainrad.
“Kyla has great skills on the floor,” O’Donnell said. “She is a great leader and does it by example.
“Breena has a great shot and hustles,” O’Donnell said.
Jaylisa Thompson is a freshman, but has a lot of potential, according to O’Donnell.
Jaylynn Walker has put in a lot of work and will have a key part in the team’s rotation this season.
Kamryn Clark is quick and will be a backcourt boost.
The frontcourt is led by Faith Farris, a junior, who O’Donnell described as a “very hard worker that really understands the game.”
In the middle for Ravenna will be Mary Laudato.
“She is excellent at playing in the paint,” O’Donnell said. “She will post up and is not afraid to be physical.”
“Our new start as a program,” O’Donnell said.
Jaylisa Thompson, fresh.; Jaylynn Walker, fresh.; Kamryn Clark, soph.
“We are very young, but this allows a lot of room to grow,” O’Donnell said.
“Norton is always a front-runner in the league, but Streetsboro will also be very competitive,” O’Donnell said. “Woodridge also brings back a lot and are well put together.”
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