Sunday, February 17, 2013

Times Up

Hi all,

As I'm sure most of you know, or maybe you didn't, this week was a huge week for Wheaton Women's Basketball in more ways than one. It was our final week which also meant that we had senior day on Saturday. We started off on the road against MIT where it happened to be their senior night too, unfortunately we were not able to pull out an upset that day and so we began preparing for our last game of the season on Saturday against Mt. Holyoke; and I'm more than happy to report that we got a huge true team win! The atmosphere was amazing, we had a great crowd, great support from family and friends, and the under-classmen did a fantastic job of decorating the gym. Here are some pictures:

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Even the Lyon got some much deserved recognition!

This day truly was amazing and exceeded all of my expectations, and getting such an awesome win was a true testament to just how close this team has become and how much we all care about each other. There are honestly no words that I can put together to describe these past four years of playing collegiate basketball at Wheaton. The lessons I've been taught, that I've learned, and will forever take with me are beyond invaluable. The friendships that I have formed I plan on taking with me for many years to come, the laughs that will forever remain in my memory, and the sights, sounds, and smells that consume the sport I love will travel with me wherever I end up. I want to take this opportunity to thank my coaches, teammates, friends and loving family for all the support that they have given me, its been incredible. Although this is my last post, I will definitely be around for the next few years to cheer on my teammates as they pave a path to the NEWMAC championship; a feat that I have no doubt they will conquer. Thank you to all of you who have tuned in and took the time to read my blog and stay up to date with everything our team has done this year, although I'm not sure yet who will be the blogger next year I'm looking forward to reading theirs and staying up to date. Unfortunately, although basketball has ended school work hasn't so I'm off to finish the rest of my homework. Until next time...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SuperStorm Nemo

Hello all,

I hope everyone fared well during this massive snowstorm that happened just this past weekend, here on campus I would say we got around two feet or so, enough to cancel classes both Friday and Monday as well as our Clark game that was scheduled for this past Saturday. To go along with that we had two games this past week, one against Wellesley on their home court and the postponed Clark game that we played yesterday at home. Unfortunately both games did not equate to a win and they were games that we definitely should of had in the bag. However, in addition to the Clark game yesterday, we had the little Easton girls that we have worked with before come and support us with not only their presence and voices but they also made us little Valentines Day gifts of gum and a team picture; it was absolutely adorable. Below is a picture of the snow that fell covering Haas in addition to the Easton players, take a look:
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As always, we are extremely grateful for all the thoughtful support we get from our fans. And that is definitely going to be needed in our last two games of the regular season (I can't believe I just said that). We set out to face MIT on Wednesday and then we end the week with our senior day on Saturday against Mt. Holyoke; both are must win games. We hope to see you at one or both! Until next time...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Update Part Two

Hello again,

Since the mid-week update we had our second game of the week against nationally ranked Babson on Saturday. Unfortunately, our big plans of upsetting them and ruining their NEWMAC win streak fell through and we were not able to pull out a win. In other news of what we did last week, we mentored and worked with the 3rd and 4th grade girls basketball players from Easton (hometown of Emily) and had an absolute blast with them! These kids were full of energy as you'll see in the photo below:

Also at the beginning of the week we had a team bonding activity of Zumba with one of the music professors at Wheaton, Professor Searles. It was so much fun, however, I'm definitely not one of the most skilled people when it comes to dancing so you'll probably be able to pick me out of the photo seeing as I am one of the only ones without any rhythm. Regardless, it was a great experience and exciting to try something new:

Today we started preparing for the week ahead with strict focus on Wellesley who we will face on their home court this Wednesday. With an intense film session and focused practice tomorrow, we look to get back on track starting off on the road. Until next time...