League Preview- Licking County League: Cardinal Division
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The following schools represent the LCL- Cardinal Division: Newark Catholic, Heath, Utica, Johnstown, and Northridge. Players to Watch: Sophie Peloquin: 2025, Newark Catholic. I love her game! Does an outstanding job seeing the floor, great passes that are spot on,…
The following schools represent the LCL- Cardinal Division: Newark Catholic, Heath, Utica, Johnstown, and Northridge.
Players to Watch:
Sophie Peloquin: 2025, Newark Catholic. I love her game! Does an outstanding job seeing the floor, great passes that are spot on, and she is a play maker! Knows how to get the ball to the basket! Strong basketball IQ!
: 2025, Newark Catholic. Love her length and athleticism! Strong footwork, pretty finger roll moves to the basket. And definitely a blocking threat inside!
Kylie Gibson: 2024, Newark Catholic She knows how to shoot the rock! No hesitation, will take the ball down the court and put up a 3 with ease. Cannot leave her open behind the arc!
: 2025, Utica I’m impressed with not only her speed and motor that never slows down- but her intensity on both ends of the court. Handles the ball well, and strong shooter! (Below with ball)
: 2027, Utica Ritzer’s athleticism and length sets her game apart from many! Oh my goodness can she play! Defensively she covers so much ground because of her size, plays aggressive, and she can shoot the rock from anywhere. College coaches already have their eyes on her! (Featured Photo)
Callie Baker: 2026, Utica She is a consistent shooter from outside, knocks down shots from behind the arc. And I like her defense, particularly on the press. Plays aggressive.
: 2024, Johnstown Adkins is a special player- She can take over a game, such a high basketball IQ, outstanding court vision, and scoring- its a whole different level! She drops 20+ points with no problem.
: 2025, Johnstown Sharp is a defensive beast! She covers so much territory with her length! Love how she protects the inside. Keep your eyes on her!
Allison Bonito: 2025, Johnstown This multi-sport athlete who crushes the volleyball on kills, also knows a thing or two about basketball! Reads passes well, runs the floor well, and no problem grabbing boards!
: 2024, Heath Robertson knows how to deliver 3’s! She does a great job finding the open spots, and setting herself up for great looks from outside.
Peyton Del Cecato: 2025, Heath She is a magnet to the ball! Fantastic defender, feisty on defense, does a great job denying passes- and feeds off of steals and transition buckets!
Ava Travis: 2026, Northridge Ava uses the same quickness and high alert style of play not only on the soccer field, but also the basketball court! She is everywhere! Coast to coast with the ball, strong on fast breaks, shoots very well!