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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY

The Cochise women’s basketball program has seen dozens of players move on to the next level of competition. Below is a list of players who have played at the university level since the program’s inception. The women’s basketball team has also trained NJCAA All-Americans and Academic All-Americans, as well as NJCAA All-Region and All-ACCAC honorees. The stats and records of these students are provided below as well.

Mieke Elkington, 2011 – Longwood University
Ashley Mitchell, 2013 – Western New Mexico
Johnishia Welles, 2013 – UTEP
Madison Lopez, 2013 – New Hampshire
Jasmine Lemon, 2013 – Idaho State
Yvonte Neal, 2013 – Oklahoma City University
Justina Prairie Chief, 2013 – Central Missouri
CC Rode, 2013 – University of Hawaii at Hilo
Jessica Almeida, 2014 – Marion University
Tianna Brown, 2014 – Memorial University
Aja Hoyle, 2014 – Texas A&M International
TeOramae Solomon, 2015 – Portland State
McCorra Ford, 2015 – York College
Destiny Amezquita, 2015 – Rocky Mountain College
Essence Jones, 2015 – Pacific Union College
Ashleigh Sparks, 2015  –  St. Gregory University’s University
Coulter Bowlen,  2016 –  Hope Univeristy
Arianna Anderson, 2016 – Thomas University

Brenda Smith, 2000 – Haskell College
Elrolica Chopito, 2001 – Nichols State University
Rachel Atencio, 2001 – New Mexico Highlands University
Stephainie Rayos, 2003 – University of Texas, El Paso
Crystal Pope, 2003 – University of Texas, Dallas
Mioshia Wagoner, 2003 – Haskell University
Cindy Morgan, 2003 – Northern Arizona University
Maria Amador, 2004 – Western New Mexico University
Bridget Chacon, 2005 – Marshall University
Megan Ratliff, 2005 – Eastern New Mexico University
Tannesia Manley, 2005 – Western New Mexico University
Revital Carmon, 2005 – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Caitlin Demarest, 2006 – Pittsburgh State University
Jocelyn Chavez, 2006 – Western New Mexico University
Karly Dreher, 2006 – Western New Mexico University
Stephanie Roberts, 2006 – Western New Mexico University
Kristyn Valenzuela, 2006 – Western New Mexico University
Ashley Jackson, 2008 – Shaw University
Erin Murphy, 2008 – Grand Canyon University
Egle Karolyte, 2009 – University of Portland
Selena Florez, 2009 – University of the Southwest

Chato Maters, 1990 – University of San Diego
Margie Torres, 1990 – Sterling College-Kansas
Paula Fettig, 1991 – Bethany College-Kansas
Sharon Woods, 1992 – Western New Mexico University
Karen Woods, 1992 – Western New Mexico University
Alfreda Bates, 1992 – Kansas Wesleyan University
Alfreda Benally, 1992 – Kansas Wesleyan University
Lynn Santistevan, 1993 – Dakota State University-South Dakota
Lisa Walden, 1993 – Tuskegee University-Alabama
Roxanne Hine, 1993 – Saint Louis University
Heather Gray, 1993 – Western New Mexico University
Tessa Miner, 1994 – University of Alabama-Huntsville
Lana White, 1994 – Fort Lewis College
Toni Torres, 1995 – Southern Utah University
Kim Ward, 1997 – Mt. Scenerio College
Andrea Huerta, 1997 – Western New Mexico University
Valarie Antone, 1998 – Adams State College
Hassanah Abdullah, 1998 – James Madison University

Lava Acosta, 1985 – University of Arizona
Ginger Leblanc, 1987 – Dana College-Nebraska
Michelle Diaz, 1989 – Eastern Oregon State
Julie Zahasky, 1989 – Northern Arizona University

All-NJCAA Region I Division I

1984: Teresa Hill
1985: Lava Acosta, Dolores Williams
1986: Chiquita Miller, Ruth Scott
1990: Ernestine Platero
1992: Karen Woods
1993: Roxanne Hein
1994: Norma Carrasco
1995: Toni Torres
2000: Rachel Atencio, Elrolica Chopito
2001: Rachel Atencio
2003: Stephanie Rayos
2004: Bridget Chacon
2005: Bridget Chacon
2008: Ashley Jackson
2012: Ashley Mitchell
2013: Ashley Mitchell, Yvonte Neal
2014: Destiny Amezquita, Tianna Brown
2015: Destiny Amezquita, Te Oramae Solomon
2016: Coulter Bowlen, Sophia Elenga
All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference

1982: Diana Huber, Monica Brown
1983: Darlene Kelley
1984: Dolores Williams, Teresa Hill
1985: Lava Acosta
1986: Chiquita Miller, Ruth Scott
1990: Ernestine Platero
1992: Karen Woods
1993: Roxanne Hein
1994: Norma Carrasco
1995: Toni Torres
1996: Shauna Murray
1997: Rebecca Sando
1998: Rebecca Sando
1999: Valarie Antone
2000: Rachel Atencio, Elrolica Chopito
2001: Rachel Atencio, Elrolica Chopito
2002: Natascha Henry
2003: Pearl Kelewood, Stephanie Rayos
2004: Bridget Chacon
2005: Bridget Chacon
2006: Nichole Perez, Stephanie Roberts
2007: Ashley Jackson, Nichole Perez
2008: Ashley Jackson, Simone Buckhanan
2009: Selena Florez
2010: Mieke Elkington
2012: Ashley Mitchell, Johnishia Welles
2013: Ashley Mitchell, Johnishia Welles, Yvonte Neal, Tianna Brown
2014: Destiny Amezquita, Tianna Brown
2015: Destina Amezquita, Te Oramae Solomon, Arianna Anderson
2016: Coulter Bowlen, Sophia Elenga, Arianna Anderson

All-American

1985: Lava Acosta
2003: Stephanie Rayos

Academic All-American

2008: Erin Murphy
2010: Erica Sowers

L. Neidich (25-6)
1984-85: 25-6 — ACCAC Champions, Region I Champions, 1-1 at Nationals
Multiple coaches
1985-86: 12-11
K. Nicodemus (68-73)
1986-87: 13-17
1987-88: 7-20 — Region I playoffs
1988-89: 18-12 — Region I playoffs
1989-90: 22-8 — Region I playoffs
1990-91: 8-16 — Region I playoffs
G. Nicodemus (52-92)
1991-92: 15-14 — Region I playoffs
1992-93: 13-15
1993-94: 13-17 — Region I playoffs
1994-95: 4-24
1995-96: 7-22
S. Lane (214-230)
1996-97: 11-17
1997-98: 17-13
1998-99: 17-14 — Region I playoffs
1999-00: 12-18
2000-01: 12-18
2001-02: 10-18
2002-03: 16-15
2003-04: 17-13
2004-05: 19-10 — Region I runners-up
2005-06: 16-16 — Region I runners-up
2006-07: 20-11 — Region I playoffs
2007-08: 19-11 — Region I playoffs
2008-09: 8-22
2009-10: 11-19
2010-11: 9-15
L. Hughes (104-48)
2011-12: 18-13 — Region I playoffs
2012-13: 26-6 — Region I runners-up
2013-14: 18-11
2014-15: 19-10
2015-16: 23-8

Individual

All Region 2016
  • Coulter Bowlen
  • Sophia Elenga
All Conference 2016
  • Coulter Bowlen
  • Sophia Elenga
  • Arianna Anderson

Most points

  • Single game: Brenda Smith, 48 vs. Pima, Dec. 15, 1999
  • Season: Stephanie Rayos, 608, 2002-03
  • Career: Rachel Atencio, 1,029, 1999-01

Most field goals

  • Single game: Brenda Smith, 18 vs. Pima, Dec. 15, 1999

Most three-point field goals

  • Single game: Brenda Smith, 10 v. Pima, Dec. 15, 1999
  • Season: Destiny Amezquita, 104, 2013-14
  • Career: Elrolica Chopito, 167, 2000-01

Three-point field goal percentage

  • Season: Stephanie Rayos, 49.4, 2002-03

Field goal percentage

  • Season: Tannesia Manley, 54.2, 2004-05

Most free throws

  • Single game: Stephanie Rayos, 13-14 vs. Arizona Western, Dec. 11, 2002

Free-throw percentage

  • Season: Elrolica Chopito, 90.1, 1999-00
  • Career: Elrolica Chopito, 90.8, 1999-01

Most rebounds

  • Single game: Diana Alba, 18 vs. Scottsdale, Jan. 22, 2000
  • Season: Johnishia Welles, 302, 2011-12

Most assists

  • Single game: Bridget Chacon, 16 vs. Chandler-Gilbert, Jan. 10, 2004
  • Season: Bridget Chacon, 170, 2004-05

Most steals

  • Single game: Bridget Chacon, 15 vs. SWCB, Nov. 15, 2003
  • Season: Bridget Chacon, 166, 2004-05 & 2003-04

Team

Most points, single game: 115 vs. Barstow, Nov. 29, 1998
Most free throws, single game: 27-33 vs. Pima, Nov. 16, 2002; 27-36 vs. South Mountain, Feb. 14, 2007
Most rebounds, single game: 72 vs. Riverside, Nov. 17, 1998
Most three-point field goals, single game: 15 vs. Scottsdale, Feb. 5, 2003
Most three-point field goals, season: 301, 1998-99