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Menlo College hoop standout receives a final honor

 

Menlo College senior Jolise Limcaco was named the Cal Pac's Player of the Week in women's basketball on Monday. Her honor, however, was not based on what she did last week but what she meant to the Oaks during her career.

Limcaco did it all for the Oaks during her four-year stint in Atherton. A two-time All-American and Cal Pac Player of the Year, Limcaco started 100 games in her career and went on to leave her legacy as one of the finest players to ever suit up for Menlo by leading the team to four consecutive Cal Pac titles.

Sadly, the native of Sacramento had her senior season cut short when she suffered a year-ending knee injury on Dec. 13 in a home game against Cal State San Marcos..

Limcaco's legacy and impact, however, were on full display Saturday on Senior Night inside Haynes-Prim Pavilion.

With over 100 career games played, it was fittingly the 101st that left its mark on the Menlo College community and all those in attendance, and truly showed what is good about college sports.

Limcaco, who is recovering from knee surgery, was suited up and announced as a starter in head coach Shannon Osborne's lineup for the first time since the injury and final time of her career.

Fellow four-year senior Tori Conley won the opening tip as she deflected it to four-year senior Laurel Donnenwirth, who dribbled it down the court to find Limcaco awaiting her wide open under the basket one last time. Limcaco laid it in as she has done so many times before and the crowd erupted as she scored the first two points of the night and the last two points of her illustrious career.

While Donnenwirth netted the assist, an honorary assist goes to the La Sierra Golden Eagles and head coach Robert Castillo for giving Menlo the chance to honor the senior.

Limcaco finished her storied career with 1,466 points, good for third on the Menlo College all-time points list. In addition to her impressive point total, Limcaco finished her career with 476 assists, 197 steals, 351 rebounds and a 14.6 points per game average.

As a way to honor Limcaco for her career, the Cal Pac bestowed upon her the conference's weekly award on Monday.

— Menlo College Athletics

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