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Shannon Osborne is set to enter her sixth year at the helm of the Menlo College Women's Basketball team after enjoying tremendous success once again in the 2012-13 season. Osborne led her team to a 26-4 overall record - the best in program history - which included a perfect 10-0 mark in California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) play and both regular season and conference tournament titles for the second consecutive season. The team made its second-straight trip to the NAIA National Championships as a result of the stellar ‘12-13 campaign which netted the Seattle native her second Cal Pac Coach of the Year distinction in as many seasons. In her five years as Menlo’s head coach, the Lady Oaks have never finished lower than second place in the Cal Pac standings.
Overall, Osborne owns a 93-52 (.641) record in her five years with the Oaks, including a spectacular 47-13 (.783) mark in conference play. Under her reign, Menlo has reached the California Pacific Conference Tournament Championship Game four of five seasons, winning twice. In the 2012-13 season, the Lady Oaks were ranked as high as 18th in the national polls and spent a total of eight weeks in the top 25. The dominating season produced the first NAIA Third-Team All-American in Osborne’s tenure, Jolise Limcaco, who was also named the Cal Pac’s Player of the Year. Additionally, the Lady Oaks Laurel Donnenwirth earned Cal Pac Defender of the Year honors and a total of three players were chosen as All-Conference First Team selections with an additional two players named to the conference’s Second Team list.
With Osborne in charge, Menlo has produced 19 All-Cal Pac honorees, five Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, three Cal Pac Defenders of the Year, one Newcomer of the Year, one Freshman of the Year, one Player of the Year and two NAIA All-Americans. Following the 2008-09 season, Osborne's team was named an NAIA Scholar Team as well.
A two-time All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player at Pomona-Pitzer (1991-95), Osborne returned to the West Coast to be the second women's basketball head coach in Menlo College history. Osborne has been a successful assistant the prep, AAU, and collegiate levels, having coach most recently at NCAA Division I Fordham University prior to taking over the reigns of the Oaks program. She has also had stints at fellow NCAA Div. I schools Kansas, San Jose State, and Texas-Pan American, and NCAA Div. II Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.
Osborne currently resides in Redwood Shores.
|1||Fia Hoskinson||SO||G||5-8||Roseville, CA||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|2||Jenna Yee||SO||G||5-4||San Mateo, CA||Univ. of Puget Sound|
|3||Amber Lane||JR||G||5-5||Henderson, NV||Cal State San Bernardino|
|5||Vanessa D'Amico||SO||G||5-8||Hillsborough, CA||St. Francis HS|
|10||Jolise Limcaco||JR||G||5-6||Sacramento, CA||St. Francis HS|
|11||Camille Harris||SO||G||5-3||Fremont, CA||Azuza Pacific University|
|12||Lauriane Cassou||SO||G||5-6||Hyeres, France||Lycee Jean Aicard|
|13||Aaliyah Sowards||FR||G||5-6||Santa Rosa, CA||Maria Carrillo HS|
|20||Laurel Donnenwirth||JR||F||5-10||Carmichael, CA||El Camino HS|
|21||Emma Briggs||FR||F||5-11||Reno, NV||Bishop Manogue HS|
|25||Jennifer Casper||FR||F||5-11||Alamo, CA||Monte Vista HS|
|32||Jacki Bateman||SO||G||5-9||El Dorado Hills, CA||Oak Ridge HS|
|33||Aubrey Harris||JR||F||5-11||Hesperia, CA||Sultana HS|
|40||Tori Conley||JR||G/F||6-0||Vancouver, WA||Evergreen HS|
|44||Jenna Arnett||JR||F||5-11||Laguna Hills, CA||Orange Coast College|