Sunday, October 28, 2012

Week Two

Hey all,

I hope this post finds everyone well as I'm sure most people on the east coast are preparing for Hurricane Sandy at anytime now, or as newscasters are calling it "Frankenstorm"-clever. Between last years snow storm on Halloween and this years expected Hurricane, the weather is surely making for some tough conditions to trick or treat in. However, to sort of back away from the glum upcoming weather, here's a shot of what campus has looked like pretty much all week:
Gotta love the fall

On the basketball side of this week, we've been having some great practices in anticipation for our first scrimmage against Worcester State on Tuesday; and I think that I can speak for everyone when I say that we are way more then excited to play. Next weeks post will have you filled in on how everything went. Unfortunately homework doesn't stop when theres a storm coming through so I'm off guessed it...the library. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween and stays as dry as possible. Enjoy Sunday football-Go Eagles! Until next time...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Odds and Ends of Week One

Hello again,

Hope this post finds everyone well since last time. This entry is going to be a mix and match of a bunch of different things that have been going on since the first day of season on October 15th as well as prior to it, and actually, what better way to start then at the beginning. Since my freshman year when I first stepped onto this campus I was quickly informed that this team has been deeply rooted in the community service aspect of society for quite some time, and I'm happy to report that that bond is as strong as ever. Throughout the month of September, our team was fortunate enough to be able to collaborate with the local Norton 8th grade basketball team and host a weekly mentoring program where we not only worked on basketball but incorporated different goal settings, fun activities like handshakes and lip syncing, as well as focusing on community service projects such as 9/11, the Little Angels of Warren Powers, DJ Dream Fund, and MDS-TeamRobin. The outcome was very rewarding, seeing the kids gradually grow into not only better basketball players but members of society as well. And since I'm all about new gear, both teams acquired jerseys that showed the connection between the two communities. Some cool pictures are shown below:
My partner and I

Priceless Expression

As you know we had our Alumnae game on October 14th which was a lot of fun, although we were only able to watch, it was a great way to kick off the season and even better to see some of our old teammates, check it out:
What a great looking group. Following this came October 15th, the moment we've all be waiting for (and don't worry, we all survived) and rather then giving an in depth description of all the drills we went through, attached below is a link that will take you to our athletics web page where you can check out a video shot by our coach during the first few days:
Finally, at the end of our busy week, we spent Saturday morning working a 5K fundraiser dedicated towards the DJ Dream Fund, more information about this can be found online at this website Here in Easton, we cheered on the hundreds of people who showed up to participate in this 5K and by the looks of the pictures shown below, you can tell that we were having a blast:
Cheering on the participants
Picture with DJ's sister, Amber
Well, I think that just about does it as far as catching my loyal followers up on what Wheaton Women's basketball has been doing since last time we talked. Now back to finishing up papers for the week to come before our practice later tonight. For those of you who are Pats fans, good luck at 4:15. Until next time...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Final Countdown

Hi all,

As many of you recall, last year Wheaton Women's Basketball had the privilege of one of our freshman, Kenzie Kuhn, writing to you every week. Now that she's no longer the baby of the group, I have been given the task of taking over her duties and giving you guys a little bit of a different perspective. My name is Gabby Barbera, I'm a guard from Ridgewood in the great state of New Jersey, and this year you'll be reading about our team through my eyes, as a senior.

In a few days my final season of my basketball career is about to begin, and honestly I never thought I would be saying that. Growing up as a child (or at least I thought) basketball was a sport that I would be playing competitively forever,  it's weird to think that all of this is going to come to a close in just a few short months. However, with all the sentimental thoughts, comes feelings of anticipation and just overall excitement. If ever there was a time to give it your all, senior year would have to be it. This Sunday starts off the mixed feelings with a scrimmage played by the Alumnae which in turn will get us all pumped up for our own first practice the following day. In addition to all this, we got some pretty sweet new gear as well. Fresh out of the cardboard boxes on Wednesday were some blue sweats, a nice change from your everyday grey or black. Also, as you'll see pictured below are our new home uniforms and fancy new basketballs begging to be dribbled and shot come Monday; take a look:

Pretty sweet, huh? Just like Kenzie had struggled with laundry last season, it seems as though the library will be my second home this year and right now, it's calling my name. I hope you enjoyed the first blog of our season and I look forward to posting more as the days progress. Until next time...