SALEM OH- Everybody loves offense. It puts people in the seats. But any good coach will tell you that defense wins the biggest games on the biggest stages. The Salem girls used defense as their backbone. The Quakers allowed less than 30 points per game to their opponents. One of the biggest reasons for their stout defense was their giant rim protector Kami Rohm. A quick look at a Salem basketball game and you’ll find out quickly why Kami was branded the nickname Swatzilla. You’ll have trouble finding anyone in the YSN family with more blocks. Kami doesn’t just rely on her height to get to the ball, she has put tons of work in at the craft and technique of shot blocking, and it is masterful to watch.
We want to congratulate Kami on one of the best defensive seasons we’ve seen. We are honored to announce that Kami is the 2023 recipient of the YSN Defensive Player of the Year.