by Glenn Wohltmann
San Ramon News Express
Two Danville women have made the cut to become Warrior Girls again.
Last year’s team Captain, Casey Grimes, a five-year veteran of the team, and two-year Warrior Girl Amira Mourad, are on the team again.
Two Livermore women also made the final list of those who’ll be cheering for the Golden State Warriors at the Oakland Colosseum for the 2013-14 season. Patrisha Yabes and Leah Medeiros, both two-year veterans, made the team.
Monte Vista grad Mourad has trained in several forms of dance and spent two years on the Phoenix Suns dance team. Last year, Mourad and six other dancers went to Wuhan, China to perform at a car show for one of the sponsors of the NBA.
Grimes, a 2008 graduate of Monte Vista High School, has been dancing since she was two years old. She was among was six Warrior Girls who went to Japan in 2010 to take part in the Final Four of the Japanese Professional Basketball League.
There, the young woman also put on dance clinics for local children and some adults as well as preforming at each of the four games.
Even though all four local women have been on the team, they all have to try out every year, according to Warriors Spokesman Massimo Degaudenzi.
While Grimes was captain for the 2012-13 season, Degaudenzi said it’s too soon to tell if she’ll be selected again.
“The Warriors dance team director, Sabrina Ellison, decides which girls are the captains of the team,” he said. “She announces this in September during Warrior Girls training camp.”
The Warrior Girls hold practices at ClubSport in San Ramon.