The women’s basketball program continues to be ranked one of the best in the nation and has claimed 29 CCS, 13 NorCal, and six CIF State championships, plus a National Championship. This past season, the Monarchs captured three major titles: the WCAL Championship, the CCS Open Division Championship, and the NorCal Open Division Championship. The Monarchs advanced to the state championship, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19. The program has produced some professional athletes including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri (Walsh ’96) Jennings and three-time WNBA All-Star point guard Danielle Robinson ’07.
Coach Sue Phillips ’86 is consistently recognized as one of the best women’s basketball coaches in the nation. Over 27 years of coaching for her alma mater, she has been named the coach of the year by Naismith and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Just last year, Coach Philips was honored with the Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award. Over the years, she has led the Monarchs to more than 700 wins, including 23 league, 22 CCS, 13 NorCal and six CIF state championships. Last year, Coach Phillips also led her McDonald’s All-American team to a 83-68 victory in a game televised on ESPN. In 2014, she also led the USA Basketball U17 team to a gold medal in the World Championships.