The Hamilton Huskies are looking to pick up where they left off last season. The Huskies return 8 of their Varsity players from last season and attained a few transfers. With key players in Savanna Creal and Breanna Sommers coming back, the Huskies are one of my favorites to make a deep run in the AIA’s Open Division.
The Huskies earned an invitation to participate in the 2nd Annual I Mua Invitational which tips off November 30 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They are one of two Arizona teams representing the state in a solid field which includes Miami (AZ), Kamehameha-Kapalama, Kahuku, Maryknoll, Lahainaluna, Kamehameha-Hawaii, and Waiakea. I was able to catch up with Coach Trevor Neider. Here is our Q&A Conversation:
Q:How was your team’s off-season?
A: The off season has been good. Lots of new faces, so there has been a learning curve. On the court, in the weight room, and in the classroom the girls have been doing great. Everyone is excited for the season. We have great depth!
Q: How have you been getting your team ready for this upcoming season?
A: We have been focusing on fundamentals. Everything starts there and then the staff decides what direction would be best for us. We have been working hard in the weight room and working on some injury reduction. Shooting has looked much improved. Lots of team concepts to work on.
Q: Who are your players to watch this year?
A: We are blessed with some talented kids. We could go with just about anyone.
Savanna Creal (Vermont Commit), Reanna Farrington, Ella Malee, Nevaeh Thompson, and Breanna Sommers. 2026 Callie Hinder and 2026 Izzy Anderson just to name some of our players to keep an eye on this season.
Q: Are you looking forward to traveling to Hawaii for the I Mua Invitational?
A: We are SUPER EXCITED for the trip. It is a once in a lifetime trip and exciting to play teams we haven’t seen before.
The GC3 Hoops staff is pleased to announce that we will be covering the 2nd Annual I Mua Invitational. The host school is my high school alma-mater (Kamehameha Kapalama) and it will be an educational opportunity for the Arizona teams traveling to learn about my Native Hawaiian culture and see where I attended and played in high school. Be on the lookout for the Hamilton Huskies to be making a deep playoff push this season.