The athlete: Paige returns to the court for the Lions in 2011-2012, after redshirting the prior season…three-time team captain for VUSC, but hurt her knee in the preseason of 2010…has played in 97 career games for the Blue and Gold, making 40 starts…averaged five points and three rebounds per game as a junior…led the team in blocks, with 15…has 71 steals in 97 career games…played in 33 of Vanguard's 35 games as a sophomore in 2008-09, starting five of those contests…was second on the team in blocks, with 22…played a big role on the 2008 National Championship team, starting 24 games and playing in all 34…averaged 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game and was tied for the team lead with 12 blocked shots…came to the Lions from the successful Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Oregon…played for coaches Brad Smith and Kurt Guelsdorf in the Three Rivers League…an All-Conference performer that ranks third in school history in assists…has played basketball for 15 years…also played five years of club for Team Concept…possesses a very high basketball IQ…multi-dimensional player who knows how to win… will lead the Lions as a senior this winter.
The person: Alexandra Paige was born on April 4, 1989 in Portland, Oregon to parents Eric and Jill…has three sisters, Erika, Brittany and Jenna…is in Vanguard's Graduate program for Psychology…likes eating at "Red Robin" and loves Mexican food…favorite movie is "Shawshank Redemption" and TV show is "Friends" …favorite Scripture is Romans 12:10…roots for Duke and the Portland Blazers…favorite actors are Josh Duhamel and Blake Lively …sports hero is Derrick Rose…other hobbies include shopping, music, and being social…believes that loyalty is the most important characteristic for a person to have…likes the color pink and the number 23…most respects her parents for their work ethic and their selflessness…has learned in life to not take it so seriously…basketball has taught her how to be a leader and to put people before herself…career goal is to enjoy he profession and impact lives.
Senior Reflection: I loved winning the National Championship as a freshman, and I hope I left a mark on peoples' lives spiritually, as they see my love for Christ.
Coach Davis' Comments: Paige will have a great senior season. She will be a very important part of our success, and I can't wait to see her succeed this season.
|00||Leigha Bednar||SO||F/C||6-3||Keller, TX||Air Force Academy/SBCC|
|RS||Samantha Doucette*||FR||G/F||5-11||Irvine, CA||Woodbridge High School|
|RS||Trinity Flores*||FR||G||5-8||Buena Park, CA||Whittier Christian High School|
|RS||Lindsey Harter*||FR||G||5-9||Grass Valley, CA||Bear River High School|
|3||Veronica Beavor||JR||G||5-5||Costa Mesa, CA||Orange Lutheran HS|
|4||Alison Drennan||JR||G||5-9||Wheelers Hill, Australia||Fresno State University|
|5||Jordie Smith||FR||F||6-0||Wilton, CA||Bradshaw Christian High School|
|11||Allison Burns||JR||F||6-0||Yorba Linda, CA||Esperanza High School|
|15||TJ Goddard||SO||G||5-7||Fullerton, CA||Utah State University|
|23||Paige Halberg||SR||G||5-10||Oregon City, OR||Oregon City High School|
|24||Chelsea Alfafara||JR||G||5-6||Dana Point, CA||Orange Coast College|
|25||Ariel Castillo||SR||G/F||5-8||Sunnyvale, CA||Foothill College|
|31||Taylor Belmont||SO||G||5-5||Oregon City, OR||Oregon City High School|
|32||Esther Timmermans||JR||F/C||6-1||Melbourne, Australia||Murray State College|
|44||Maree Drennan||JR||F||6-0||Wheelers Hill, Australia||Murray State College|