World Championship Roster
#12 Kelsey Patrick
Kelsey was a four-year letter winner in basketball at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, WA (alma mater of Korf teammates Sean and Bill), her senior year earning a McDonald’s All-American nomination, All-State honors, ESPN/Rise’s Greater Seattle Top Player award, and breaking multiple three-point records at the school. She went on to play at Pepperdine University in California, where she was among the top on her team in scoring, rebounding, and assists. Kelsey played professionally in Romania (with Korf teammates Tricia and Ashley), and was an assistant coach at Pacific Lutheran University from 2016-2018. She is now an assistant buyer at Costco Wholesale.
#3 Sean Hermes
Sean was a three-sport varsity athlete and three-year letter winner in basketball at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, WA (alma mater of Korf teammates Bill and Kelsey). In hoops he earned first-team All-Conference honors and led the team to its first conference championship in school history as captain. Sean also earned accolades in baseball and football, signing with Edmonds College in basketball. Sean has been working with the Seattle Parks and Recreation for over 15 years.
#22 Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham was a three-year starter in basketball at Redmond High School in Redmond, WA, where she earned a McDonald’s All-American nomination, All-State honors, League MVP, and numerous school shooting records. She went on to play at Santa Clara University in California, helping her squad to the NCAA Tournament and breaking several records in assists and shooting. Ashley played professionally in Turkey, Belgium, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Romania and set the Guinness World Record for most free throws made in a minute by a female. Ashley has been a high school head coach for a decade, trains females locally and internationally, and has worked with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.
#11 Jeffrey Merrell
Jeffrey was a multi-sport varsity athlete at Mercer Island High School in Mercer Island, WA. Graduating from BYU with a degree in Economics, Jeffrey sits on the board of directors for Pinnacle Hoops International, where he and his partner Ashley have traveled to Vietnam, the Tibetan Plateau, and Hong Kong to put on basketball camps for girls. Jeffrey works as a senior marketing operations analyst for SAP Concur headquartered in Bellevue, WA.
#2 Tricia Principe
Tricia was a three-time All-State selection and two-time League MVP in basketball at Mattawan High School in Mattawan, MI. A team captain, Tricia earned Detroit Free Press, BCAM Detroit News and Associated Press honors while also leading her team to a conference championship. She went on to have a historic career at Ferris State University in Michigan, breaking several shooting records and leading the entire nation in her division in free-throw shooting percentage. She played professionally in Romania (with Korf teammates Ashley and Kelsey), Croatia, and Germany. Tricia now works as a freelance Graphic Designer.
#1 Willard "Bill" Johnson
Bill was a three-year letterwinner in basketball at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, WA (alma mater of Korf teammates Kelsey and Sean). Bill would go on to play at MIT and semi-professionally in Costa Rica, Iceland, Cape Verde, and Australia. Bill spent several years as an assistant coach at MIT, head coach with Norlha Basketball on the Tibetan Plateau, and competes with the US Beach Handball men’s team.