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Ali Cartnal

Ali Cartnal

Ali Cartnal was born and raised in Newark, Ohio where she developed a love for the game of basketball in the driveway playing against her brothers. Ali started playing basketball at the age of 6 and developed an immediate passion for the game. Ali’s senior year of high school she was starting point guard and a part of one of the first state appearances in Newark girls basketball program history. She also had the honor of playing in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game following her senior season. Ali continued her basketball career at the college level as a four-year starter at Otterbein University. Her senior season consisted of scoring her 1,000th career point, shooting 80% from the foul line, and being second in the league in points per game. Ali finished her college career as 8th all-time in program history in scoring and 7th in assists. She is one of two players to finish top 10 in both categories in Otterbein women’s basketball history.

After her playing career, Ali got involved in coaching. She started coaching 7th and 8th grade at Liberty Middle School in Newark and coached freshmen this past year at Dublin Jerome. Ali is excited to bring her experience to Just Hoops and help players develop into becoming great basketball players.

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