Junior guard willing to do whatever it takes to help Fox Chapel girls win

By: Josh Rizzo Saturday, February 3, 2024, TRIB-LIVE Natalia Schaffer always looks for ways to improve on the basketball court. The Fox Chapel junior guard has been working on playing bigger than she is. With the Foxes being forced to be flexible this season, everyone has found different ways to contribute. After Fox Chapel’s 49-46...
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Accountability, Responsibility Play Big Role for Foxes

One goal of Fox Chapel Area’s girls basketball coaches and their athletes this season is to grow into a more player-led team on which the girls assume more accountability and responsibility for outcomes. The effort started in earnest last May and was proceeding nicely into the infancy of the 2023-2024 season. But an unexpected twist...
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‘Lot of Optimism Going Around’ for Foxes

There is a lot of optimism surrounding the Fox Chapel Area girls basketball team, and that’s understandable, as the team returns all but one member of the 2022-2023 squad that posted a 13-9 record and was eliminated from the playoffs on the last night of the season. Sure, the lone senior on last season’s team...
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Senior Spotlight: Elsie Smith

By: Abby King Monday, February 13, 2023, TRIB-LIVE After coming off a tough season, Fox Chapel’s girls basketball team has quite a lot to be proud of this winter, putting itself in the playoff chase. Contributing to the success is the lone senior, Elsie Smith. “Last year was a very difficult season for us, but...
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Sarah Slember’s Courage to Come Back

Sarah Slember has had her share of challenges to overcome when it comes to playing basketball, but despite being injured for part of her freshman year and all of her sophomore year, the junior has come back stronger than ever, and has had a considerable impact on the Foxes’ girls basketball team’s success this season....
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