After an unbeaten district record and a deep playoff run in 2019-2020, the bar is set high for the Lady Rattler basketball team for 2020-2021.
Both Texas High School Girls Basketball Report (THSGBB) and Texas Basketball Association of Coaches (TABC) have released pre-season rankings, and Reagan has earned spots in both polls.
The Lady Rattlers come in at #2 pre-season for UIL Region IV according to THSGBB, wedged between perennial rivals #1 Steele Knights and #3 Judson Rockets. NISD Clark is the other lone San Antonio area school in the Region IV Top 10 at #5.
The ladies have also garnered a #13 ranking in the state-wide pre-season poll for TABC, behind Judson at #3 and Steele at #8. Clark at #24 rounds out the top 25 for SA area schools. Additional rankings will be released in the coming weeks.
Reagan returns three of five starters from last year’s Area-Championship squad. Express News Super Team member Junior Christeen Iwuala and 2020 EN Newcomer of the Year Sophomore Samantha Wagner are joined by fast-rising guard Junior Kelsie Hawkins. The remaining lettermen are seniors Breck Bormet, Jordan Bell and Abby Price, and juniors Miranda Noack and Isabella Montalvo. Added to the mix this year will be seniors Kelly Bass, Lauren Silvasy, and Madilynn Johns, Sophomores Ava Schroeder and Alamo Heights transfer Reese Stephens, and freshmen Joana Lopez and Amara Edozie.
The season kicks off with Scrimmages on October 31st and November 3rd, and the first game is scheduled for November 7th against NISD Holmes at Blossom Athletic Center. Spectators will not be allowed to attend the scrimmages but make plans to support your Lady Rattlers starting on November 7th as they chase the goal of surpassing last season’s performance and making another deep playoff run!