The women’s basketball team was named national champions by USA Today & espnW this season and added plenty of accomplishments to a program that already boasts 27 CCS, 12 NorCal, and six CIF State championships. This past season, the Monarchs had 29 consecutive wins and added Nike Tournament of Champions, West Coast Jamboree, league, and sectional titles to the program’s list of accomplishments. The team finished the season ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN, MaxPreps, and USA Today. The women’s basketball program continues to be ranked among the best in the nation and has produced some impressive athletes including three-time WNBA All-Star point guard Danielle Robinson ’07 and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri (Walsh ’96) Jennings.
Coach Sue Phillips ’86 was honored with two national coaching awards this season, including the prestigious Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s National High School Coach of Year and the Naismith National High School Coach of Year. In 26 years of coaching at AMHS, Coach Phillips has led her alma mater to 21 league, 20 CCS, 12 NorCal, and six CIF state championships with an overall coaching record of 667 wins and 125 losses. Many students from her program have gone on to successful careers in athletics, including Kerri (Walsh ’96) Jennings, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and Danielle Robinson ’07, a three-time WNBA All Star point guard for the Phoenix Mercury. In 2014, Coach Phillips also served as the head coach for the USA Basketball U17 team and led them to a gold medal in the World Championship game against Spain.