Romie Aragon needed a challenge, and something different... today, she found that at Americas High School, taking over as the new girls basketball head coach. Aragon moves from Socorro High, her alma mater, after nine years as head coach with the Bulldogs program.
"It was a really hard decision, but it was one that needed to be made, and I felt I needed some personal growth, and felt it was time for a change. This opportunity came up so I took it. The girls seem very excited, I am excited, and that's the first key to success, and I can't wait to get on to the court."
After graduating from Socorro High in 1998, Aragon played at Washington State, then transferred to UTEP, where she played two seasons. Here are some of her stats from her time as a Miner:
• Two-year letterwinner after transferring in from Washington State
• In 2001-02, Coach Adams' first year on the sidelines, DeAnda played in 21 of the 28 games on the year, including 10 starts.
• She was second on the team in rebounding (5.0 rpg) while ranking third in scoring (7.8 ppg).
• During her senior year in 2002-03, she earned 21 starts while playing in 28 of the Miners' 29 contests.
• DeAnda ranked third on the squard in minutes per game (25.1) and rebounding (4.5) while her 9.8 points per game was fourth. Helping her scoring average was 40 three pointers made, which tied for the team lead.
• Overall in her two-year career with UTEP, DeAnda started 29 of 49 games played. She scored 439 points and secured 231 rebounds. A sharp shooter, DeAnda ranks 16th all time on the UTEP career list for three pointers made with 61.