Veterans Bears open season against Lehigh

After a top-15 preseason ranking, the Cal women’s basketball team has a lot of hype to live up to. A win against Lehigh should get the ball rolling. The No. 13 Bears will host the Mountain Hawks on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Haas Pavilion in their season opener.
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Cal cruises past Vanguard in first exhibition game

At the 2:47 mark, Vanguard senior Chelsea Alfafara found herself surrounded by the Cal full court press. The entire first half, the Bears had smothered the Lions’ offense, rarely letting Vanguard out of their own half. With nowhere to go, Alfara was forced to call a timeout. Tenured Lion head
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Charmin Smith promoted to associate head coach

Charmin Smith was named associate head coach of the Cal women’s basketball team on Monday, according to an announcement from head coach Lindsay Gottlieb. Smith has been an assistant coach with the Bears since 2007. During that time she has seen the team through three NCAA tournament appearances, including this
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Cal women’s basketball names new assistant coach

Head coach Lindsay Gottlieb announced Wednesday that Katy Steding will join the women’s basketball staff this coming season. Steding has a decorated history as both an NCAA Champion at Stanford during her collegiate days and a gold medalist with Team USA at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. Steding
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