#10 Lesley Black
#10 Lesley Black

October 1, 2019 was the official start of the Griffin women's basketball season. Grossmont College Athletics is excited for the return of Head Coach Karen Caires this season after a year of leave.

Caires states, "We have a really young team this year, but we're bright eyed and committed to learning. Our roster holds 13 freshman, which means more growth and development."

#23 Hailey Dominguez and #5 Lilian Akintonde join Grossmont's squad this year as students from local high schools (Mater Dei Catholic and El Cajon Valley respectively), as well as Aaliyah Stone from Santana High. #33 Tisha Appelquist and #3 Angel Saleh are local incoming kids from San Diego too, who bring a lot of talent and personality to the court.

#22 Rian Fullmer traveled further to play for Grossmont this season. Fullmer is freshman forward out of Saratoga Springs, Utah. She stands at 5'10 in the forward position. Cal State Northridge bounce-back Mariyah Howard is also in the G-House this season. She's a 5'7 guard/forward out of Helix High.

Grossmont's single sophomore is #10 Lesley Black. She competed in the 2018-19 season. Also returning is #1 Leanna Watson (after a medical redshirt in the 2018-19 season). The coaches of the women's basketball team are excited for the emergence of Watson this winter!

Coaching alongside Karen Caires is assistant Megan Trammel. Trammel is a Griffin alumni. She competed for Grossmont between 2006 and 2008 before transferring to UC San Diego. Both coaches will be busy this season!

The Grossmont women's basketball 2019-20 schedule is loaded, with early games against Fullerton and Irvine Valley Colleges November 1 & 2. The women's crossover January 2 & 3 is expected to be very challenging for the Griffins also.

Conference competition opens January 10, with Grossmont competing with Palomar College. Grossmont competes within the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference under the California Community College Athletic Association.

Follow the Griffin women's basketball team this season on social media @gcghouse.

Day Date Opponent Location Time
Fri Nov 1 Fullerton  Grossmont  7PM
Sat Nov 2 Irvine Valley  Grossmont  5PM
Th-Sat Nov 7-9 Riverside City Tournament  Riverside City  TBA
Fri Nov 15 Desert  COD  4PM
Wed Nov 20 Cerritos  Cerritos  5PM
Wed Nov 27 Mt. San Jacinto  Mt. San Jacinto  5PM
F-Sun Dec 6-8 Cypress Tournament  Cypress  TBA
T-TH Dec 17-19 Grossmont Tournament  Grossmont  3,5,7PM
Thu Jan 2 Crossover  Santa Ana  TBA
Fri Jan 3 Crossover  Santa Ana  TBA
Fri Jan 10 *Palomar  Grossmont  7PM
Mon Jan 13 *Southwestern  Southwestern  6PM
Wed Jan 15 *MiraCosta  MiraCosta  5PM
Wed Jan 22 *SD Mesa  SD Mesa  5PM
Fri Jan 24 *SD City  Grossmont  6PM
Wed Jan 29 *Imperial Valley  Grossmont  7PM
Fri Jan 31 *Palomar  Palomar  5PM
Wed Feb 5 *Southwestern  Grossmont  5PM
Fri Feb 7 *MiraCosta  Grossmont  6PM
Fri Feb 14 *SD Mesa  Grossmont  6PM
Wed Feb 19 *SD City  SD City  5PM
Fri Feb 21 *Imperial Valley  Imperial Valley  5PM