Coach's Corner

Foothill Shuts Down De Anza
After trailing early in the first quarter, the Owls defense clamped down on De Anza holding them to just 16 points in the second half, and only 4 in the third quarter. Foothill made their run outscoring De Anza 30-16 in the second half. Foothill had 7 players in the scoring column lead by Essence Johnson with 12, Tyiteyana Jefferson with 11, and Akilah Jennings with 10. Lira Ndifon was the Owls leading rebounder with 10. Foothill will host Sophomore night next at home against Hartnell College at 7pm on Wednesday Feb. 8.

Foothill Victorious over Monterey
Lead by Akilah Jennings with 25 points, Foothill defeated Monterey on Wednesday night by a final score of 75-33. Foothill jumped out early and never looked back. Everyone scored for Foothill including 23 points off the bench from Desiree Dedrick, Jikara Sellers and Carissa Mills. Foothill's defense held Monterey to just 29% FG shooting on the night. Tyiteyana Jefferson lead all rebounders with 14.

Owls Defeat the Seahawks
Foothill hosted Cabrillo College on Friday Jan 27th to open up the second half of league play. The Owls finished with a 62-37 victory holding Cabrillo to just 16 points in the second half. Essence Johnson lead Foothill with 18 points. Akilah Jennings had 11 points and Carissa Mills had 10 points. The Owls are on the road to Monterey and De Anza College next week.

Foothill Closes Out Gavilan
After only being up by 11 at half time, Foothill's dominant play closed out Gavilan College outscoring them 40-9 in the second half. In a game in which everyone scored for the Owls, Foothill had 5 players post double figures to post a 74-37 final score. Akilah Jennings lead Foothill with 17 points and 5 assists. Tiffani Lowe added 13 points while Lira Ndifon, Tyiteyana Jefferson and Essence Johnson had 10 points each. Lira Ndifon lead the team with 10 rebounds and Tyiteyana Jefferson added 8 rebounds. Foothill completes the first half of league play going undefeated.

Foothill Too Much for Mission College
Foothill posted a strong win over Mission College on Friday Jan 20th. The Owls won by a score of 74-46. Akilah Jennings lead the Owls with 23 points. Tiffani Lowe added 15 (making all 5 of her 3pt shots) and Tyiteyana Jefferson had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Lira Ndifon lead the Owls with 10 rebounds. Foothill connected on 8 three pointers coming from Tiffani Lowe, Akilah Jennings and Carissa Mills. Foothill is at home next vs. Gavilan College.

Foothill Dominates Hartnell
Holding the Panthers to just 20% FG shooting, Foothill posted an 81-30 win over Hartnell in Salinas on Friday night. Foothill had a commanding performance by sophomores Essence Johnson (21 points, 16 rebounds) and Tyiteyana Jefferson (16 points, 14 rebounds). Akilah Jennings added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Owls Victorious over De Anza
Foothill picked up their third straight Conference victory by beating De Anza on Wednesday night by a final score of 62-52. Akilah Jennings lead the Owls with 18 points. Essence Johnson had 12 points and 7 rebounds and Tyiteyana Jefferson had 10 points and 9 rebounds. The Owls travel to Hartnell College on Friday.

Owls Strong at Home vs. Monterey
Foothill had 4 players in double figures en route to a 77-36 victory over the Monterey Lobos. Akilah Jennings lead all scorers with 18 points, 8 assists and 7 steals. Tiffani Lowe had 18 points, Desiree Dedrick had 12 points and Carissa Mills had 10 points. Lira Ndifon lead all rebounders with 11.

Foothill Opens Conference Play
Foothill opened up Conference play at Cabrillo College on Wednesday Jan 4th and came away with a 74-35 victory. The Owls were lead by Akilah Jennings with 22 points, Tiffani Lowe with 17 points and Desiree Dedrick with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Owls are a home on Friday vs. Monterey.

Foothill Undefeated 2015 League Champions - Coast Conference South

2015-2016 Women's Baskeball Team

2015-2016 Women's Basketball Team

Sophomore Night Cut Short
After jumping out to a 22-10 start over Cabrillo College on Sophomore night, the game had to be stopped due to the roof leaking over center court.  The game will be continued on Saturday night if necessary.  Foothill plays next at Mission College on Friday Feb 19th at 7pm.  

Foothill Defeats Gavilan 
With a 73- 33 win, Foothill handled visiting Gavilan college.  The Owls had four players in double lead by AJ Leasau with 16, Shania Ratliff had 15, Lauren Lete had 11 and Angie Reid had 10 points.  Tyiteyana Jefferson lead all rebounders with 8 and Lauren Lete had 7.  Breanna Salary added 4 steals and 4 assists.

Foothill Posts Another 20+ Win Season
Foothill defeated Hartnell on the road by a final score of 51-42 giving the Owls their 9th straight win in Conference play and their 20th Win on the season. This is the 16th time Foothill has posted a 20 win season under Coach Craig's tenure.  Foothill was lead by Angie Reid and AJ Leasau with 13 points each.  Foothill is back at home against Gavilan College on Friday.  The Owls are currently 20-5.

Foothill  Victorious over De Anza
The Owls were victorious over the visiting De Anza Dons.  Final score was 65-49.  Angie Reid lead all scorers with 26 points and 11 rebounds.  Tyiteyana Jefferson added 11 points and 5 rebounds.  Lauren Lete also had 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Owls Defeat Monterey Starting Second Half of League
Picking up right where they left off, Foothill posted their 7th consecutive league victory with a win over Monterey Peninsula College.  Foothill won by a final score of 59-29.  The Owls were lead by Shania Ratliff with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.  Angie Reid had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Tyiteyana Jefferson lead the Owls in rebounding with 8.

Foothill Remains Perfect in League Play, Defeats Mission
In a game for first place, Foothill defeated Mission College at home Wednesday January 27, to remain undefeated in league play.  The Owls were lead by sophomore post Angie Reid with 22 points as well as freshman Tyiteyana Jefferson and AJ Leasau with 12 pts each. The win brings the Owls to 17-5 on the season, 6-0 in league play.

Foothill Collects 5th straight League Win
After jumping out to a 50-17 lead vs Cabrillo on Friday January 22, the Owls cruised to a final score of 86-47. The Owls held Cabrillo scoreless the entire second quarter while Foothill had 5 players in double figures for the game. The Owls were lead by freshman post player Essence Johnson with 21 points and sophomore guard Tallia Schivo with 18 points including 6 three pointers!  Lauren Lete had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Breanna Salary also chipped in 6 assists and AJ Leasau had 10 points.

Foothill Defeats Hartnell
With a strong defensive performance, Foothill held Hartnell to less than 20 points each half and won by a final score of 69 to 39.   The Owls were lead by sophomore guard Breanna Salary with 15 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds and Angie Reid with 14 points and 8 rebounds. AJ Leasau added 10 points and Tyiteyana Jefferson lead all rebounders with 12.

Foothill defeats Gavilan
Foothill defeated Gavilan College by a final score of 86-45 on Wed Jan 20 to remain undefeated in league play. The Owls were lead by Tyiteyana Jefferson with 18 points, Lauren Lete with 17 points, 8 assists, 8 rebounds and Angie Reid with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Foothill is at home vs Hartnell Wednesday Jan 15.

Owls Get 2nd League Win
The Owls defeated De Anza College at their place by a final score of 59-44.  Foothill was lead by Angie Reid with 23 points 11 rebounds and 3 blocks and Lauren Lete with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Foothill's 2014-15 Season Ends in Fresno

Despite a valiant effort by Foothill's 7 player roster, they could not overcome Fresno City's 45 minutes of pressure and lost 61-56 in overtime on Friday night in Fresno. Tied at 47 at the end of regulation, Foothill jumped out to an early 52-47 lead in OT before MVP post player Angie Reid was hit with a questionable 5th personal foul. With only 5 players eligible to play, Foothill battled to keep the score tied until a Fresno city player hit a crucial 3pt shot with just over 1 minute left in the game. Foothill was lead by Angie Reid's 17 points and Breanna Salary's 14 points. Foothill finishes the season with a 20-7 record.

Foothill (20-6) Earns Playoff Seed

Foothill will travel to Fresno on Friday Feb. 27th to take on #8 Fresno City College (20-9) in the NorCal Regional Quarter Finals. 9 Foothill comes into the game with a 10 game winning streak. Game time is 7 pm.

Foothill Finishes with the #1 Defense in the State

Over 26 games, Foothill held their opponents to just 41.1 points per game and 27.6% shooting finishing First in the state defensively out of 89 teams. Ventura was next holding the opposing team to 47 ppg.

Angie Reid Named Coast Conference South MVP

Foothill College's Angie Reid was named the South Coast Conference MVP. Angie averaged 19 points and 13 rebounds per game in her freshman debut for the Owls. Sophomore Captains' Rose Tahaafe and Leslie Tiongco were also named First Team All-Conference. Rose averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds and Leslie averaged 13 points and 4 assists per game. Coach Jody Craig was named 2015 Coast Conference South - Coach of the Year.

Foothill Undefeated League Champions Coast Conference South

Foothill wrapped up a perfect undefeated league season (10-0) with a win over Mission College on Friday Feb 20th. The Owls beat Mission by a final score of 81-67. Four Foothill players were in double figures lead by Angie Reid's 22 points and 13 rebounds. Leslie Tiongco had 19 points and 4 assists, while Rose Tahaafe and Shania Ratliff added 16 points each.

Craig Picks Up Her 400th Win

Coach Craig picks up her 400th collegiate victory as the Head Coach at Foothill on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The Owls defeated Gavilan by a final score of 73-33. Coach Craig hit the 400 career mark with only 151 losses, a 72% winning percentage over her 17 year career. In the last 5 years, Craig has a 163-33 coaching record (83%).

Owls Undefeated Through First Half of League

With a 76-49 road victory over Mission College Wednesday Jan 28, the Owls remain a perfect 5-0 through the first half of the Coast Conference South Schedule. Foothill was lead by Shania Ratliff and Angie Reid's 21 points apiece. Angie also had 16 rebounds. Rose Tahaafe added 19 points and 10 rebounds. After a close first half, Foothill held Mission to just 21 second half points while putting up 45.

Foothill Defense #1 in the State!

Despite having only 7 active players, Foothill is holding teams to just 37.8 points per game and boasts the #1 defense in the entire State of California. The next best team, Mt. San Antonio, allows 50 points per game.

Foothill Stifles Monterey

Holding Monterey to 20 points under their scoring average, Foothill was able to finish the week with a 57-34 win over the visiting Lobos from Monterey. The Owls held Monterey to just 16 second half points en route to the victory. This is the second straight game Foothill held a team under 40 points per game. Foothill was lead by Angie Reid's 22 points and 17 rebounds. Rose Tahaafe contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Foothill Picks up Road win Over Gavilan

Foothill picked up a Conference road victory on Wednesday Jan 21, with a 74-21 win over Gavilan College. Holding Gavilan to just 17% shooting, the Owls clamped down defensively. Foothill was lead by Shania Ratliff and Angie Reid with 17 points each. Leslie Tiongco was the leading rebounder with 13. Rose Tahaafe recorded a double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Foothill Handles De Anza

Carrying a comfortable 18 point lead into the last 5 minutes, Foothill beat De Anza by a Final score of 64-53. Rose Tahaafe was the leading scorer for Foothill with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Leslie Tiongco added 10 points and 6 assists and Angie Reid pitched in 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Foothill Opens Conference with a 93-20 Win

Foothill's defense was impressive holding Hartnell to just 20 points in the entire game. Yielding just 9 points in the second half the Owls zone was stifling. Foothill had all seven players score and five players contribute in double figures including Rose Tahaafe with 21 and 17 rebounds, Angie Reid with 20 points and 18 rebounds, Leslie Tiongco and Shania Ratliff with 15 points and Breanna Salary with 12 points.

2014 Pre-Season Highlights

The Owls posted a 10-6 pre-season record which included two Second Place Tournament finishes at both the Sierra College (Sasha Brown) Invitational and at the Allan Hancock Invitational. The Owls have had to do the majority of this with just 8 active players on the roster due to two early injuries.

At Sierra, Foothill beat first defeated College of the Redwoods 77-47, and then San Francisco City College in the Semi Final by a final score of 64-48 to advance to the Championship Game. Foothill lost to the host team Sierra College in the Championship Game. Angie Reid and Leslie Tiongco were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Foothill then beat San Francisco City College a second time 70-57 at home. The Owls had 4 players in double figures lead by Leslie Tiongco's 19 points and 6 steals.

At Allan Hancock Tournament, Foothill first beat Saddleback by a score of 57-30 and then the Santa Maria All-Stars (group of Former DII players) to advance to the championship. Foothill lost to Cuesta in the Championship game. Angie Reid and Rose Tahaafe were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Foothll then beat Ohlone College 74-39 at home to remain perfect at home this season. Foothill was lead by Angie Reid with 19 points and 20 rebounds. Shania Ratliff had 15 points and 5 steals and Rose Tahaafe was also in double figures with 14.

womens basketball team Scottsdale, AZ
After Christmas, Foothill traveled to Scottsdale, Az for 4 days and played in the Bill Medder Tournament where on the second day, they beat defending National Junior College Champion Mesa College by a score of 57-52 in the semi-final game. Foothill was lead by Leslie Tiongco with 20 points and Breanna Salary with 15 points. Foothill then lost to host Scottsdale College in the Championship.

Meet the Coach Jody Craig

Season Records (Last 10 years) Jodi Craig
2014-15 20-7 *Nor-Cal #9
2013-14 5-15  
2012-1325-5*Nor-Cal #3
2011-1230-5State Finalist
2010-1127-5Elite 8
2008-0928-8Elite 8
2007-0833-3State Finalist
2006-0727-9Elite 8
2005-0624-11Sweet 16
2004-0523-8Sweet 16
2003-0419-10Sweet 16
2002-0324-12Sweet 16
Coach Craig has been instrumental in the development and transfer of 55 players to four-year universities including 25 players transferring to Division I schools. Craig has guided the Owls to 14 Coast Conference titles during her tenure including 9 in a row (2001-2009) before taking a professional development leave to the University of Arizona during the 2009-10 season.

During Craig's tenure the Owls have made eleven California Community College State "Sweet 16" appearances; seven Elite 8's and three Final Four's.

Foothill, Nor-Cal champions, made two State Championship Game appearances in 2008 and 2012 but lost to Mt. San Antonio.

Craig spent this past 2013-14 season working with various different 4-year programs in Southern California. "Having the opportunity to work for and observe a number of University programs in the Los Angeles area was an invaluable experience this past year. Being around those programs helped me gain even more knowledge of what it takes for a player to be successful at that level. I can't thank those coaches enough for the opportunity they gave me!"

Before joining the Foothill program, Coach Craig lead the Girls' Varsity Basketball program at San Luis High where the Tigers won the Southern Section Division III CIF Championship in 1995. A graduate of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Craig is still one of top five leading scorers in Cal Poly history. She ranked 9th in the nation her senior year at Cal Poly for 3pt. shooting percentage and capped off an illustrious career with Kodak District 8 All-American Honors.

Craig resides in Santa Clara with her husband Dave and their two dogs Ziggy and Marley.

Contact Jodi Craig
c/o Athletic Department
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 575-9393

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