The 2013-14 season begins with Coach Cal Cochran's sixth year at the helm of the Daytona State College Lady Falcon program. Coach Cochran enters this season at DSC with an 80-62 record.
The Lady Falcons will add nine new faces in a rebuilding year. Three returning sophomores include Kyla Muhammad 5'6 point guard, 2012-13 Mid-Florida Scholar Athlete Award recipient, FCSAA "All-Academic Team member, 2nd Team All Mid-Florida Conference, DSC Female Student Athlete of the Year and Pensacola native. Andrea Ayala 6'1 center, 2012-13 Mid-Florida Scholar Athlete Award recipient, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, FL; Paden Smith 5'6 combo guard, 2012-13 Mid-Florida Scholar Athlete Award recipient, 2nd Team All Mid-Florida Conference, Chamblee HS, Snellville, GA. The corps of guards includes; sophomore combo guard Kadesia Johnson Poinciana HS/Iona College; freshmen, Chelsy Springs, 5'9 wing from Olympia HS, Orlando; Monterika Warren 5'4 point guard, Jeff Davis HS Montgomery, AL; MacKenzie Eller 6'0 wing Hagerty HS, Oviedo; Natasha Wilcox 5'6 combo guard, Sarasota HS, Sarasota. The core of forwards/centers includes freshmen, Jacqueline Blake 6'2 power forward, Coral Springs Christian/Hampton University, Miami; Alysia Johnson 6'0 power forward, Evans HS, Orlando; Stephanie Ratliff 6'4 center Dr. Phillips/Towson University; round out the frontcourt.
Under Coach Cochran's five seasons at the reins, thirteen players have received 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference honors; five players have received FCSAA All-State honors; twenty-five players have received Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete Awards. Twelve players have received FCSAA "All-Academic" Team. One player earned Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year and NJCAA All-American honors. Two players have received NJCAA Academic All American. Judith Obiero received Daytona State College Hall of Fame honors (the first one in the history of the athletic department). Mekiala Qualls received the Sandy Miller Award, the highest award given by FSCAA for Women's Basketball (the first one in the history of the program). In his term at DSC, Coach Cochran has initiated several new programs. Included are the Jr. Falcon Reading, Peer Tutoring Partners (PTP, an academic support strategy for student athletes), and Coach Cal's Basketball Boot Camp.
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