Mater Dei star is a trainer for now

At today’s Michael T White Fall Finish Tournament at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA, there was a bit of role reversal going on. Alexyz Vaioletama, junior forward for the school, wasn’t playing with her Irvine Sol club team; she was helping wrap knees and cheering her teammates on from the bench. Word has it that Vaioletama, who helped the USA Basketball U16 team win a gold medal this summer, is sitting out to let a stress fracture heal.

This afternoon I also saw Monarch Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis stroll through the gym during play. I swear she had a USC sweatshirt on, but it was navy blue. Hmmmm.

More tomorrow.