Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Coach Keani was a four-year varsity player.
She was widely considered one of the top guards in the nation. She was nominated for the 2011 McDonald's All-America team. As a senior, she led Buena to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA and CIF Division II So Cal Regional finals. She was chosen as Star's Girls Basketball Player of the Year and was also named All-County, All-Channel League first team and All-CIF Division III first team.
After graduation, Coach Keani accepted a full athletic scholarship to Gonzaga University, where her team achieved multiple top-25 rankings with appearances in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Sports Management and then went overseas to play professionally, which she has been doing for the past six years with stops in China, Greece, Switzerland and Egypt.
Despite being busy with her playing career, Albanez has found time to build a successful basketball training academy as well as serve as a health and fitness coach.
Keani enters her first season as the top assistant coach for the 2020-21 men's basketball team. She's the second female assistant on a men's basketball squad in the Western State Conference, one of only a handful in state history.