The Lady Rams will lose just two players to graduation, Robinson and guard Courtney Peña. Both were significant contributers to the program.
“Courtney has a lot of quickness and played at the top of the press and on the opponent’s best guard,” Holman said. “Her quick hands could create a lot of turnovers, and she was very good at defending one-on-one.
“Ashlynn,” Holman continued, “always had to defend the largest post player despite her size.
“At 5-9 she was usually a lot smaller than most of the players she had to defend. Her presence in the lane and on the boards will be missed.”
Holman said the highlight of the year was qualifying for the playoffs for the second straight year, quite a feat when considering the Lady Rams began the season with only one returning starter.
“That was one of our goals and we really wanted to go more than one round,” Holman said. “But Hirschi is a good basketball team that had a big height advantage over us.
“Even though our overall record wasn’t as good as we had hoped, the losses we had were to great basketball teams with well-established programs.
“Most of the teams that we lost to have gone two or three rounds in the playoffs, and several of them played in the regional tournament this weekend.”
Holman will have a seasoned team next year, and will return her leading scorer and leader in assists and steals, Natalie Ragland, who will just be a junior next year.
Holman also returns guards Bullock, Pam Hopkins and Scarlett Eaton, who will be seniors next year, and guard Katie Rivera, who will be a junior.
Returning next year at forward will be Tabby Santibanez and Carson Couger, who will be seniors, and juniors to be Madie Pappas, Mason Malone, Ashley Valdez and Kera Harrison.