The Wilson College Women’s Basketball team is ready to take on a tough and competitive schedule under second year head coach Matt Allen.
With practicing five times a week and doing strength and conditioning three times a week, The Women’s Basketball teams is starting out strong.
Allen stated “Year two for me represents an opportunity for more positive growth in our program. I have a better feel for the personalities and skill level of all of our returning players and our relationships are a lot more solid. With that said, the only difference from last year will be my level of intensity and expectations in helping our program move forward.”
The 2017 -18 season features a visit to Drew College to compete in the Rose City Classic, New Jersey. An opponent will be determined in the second game. Other non-conference games on the schedule feature games with Cedar Crest College, Frostburg State University, the University of Valley Forge and Christendom University.
Last season the Phoenix Women’s Basketball team earned its most wins since joining the North Eastern Athletic Conference. The team was led by Jordyn Day ‘19 with 17.5 points per game. Lindsey Purvis ‘19 averaged 13 points per game and 8 rebounds per game, while Ash Henderson ‘19 averaged 12.3 points per game and 4 assists per game.
The Phoenix added some new additions to the team, with transfer guard Jasmine Wallace ‘19 and versatile freshman Michaela Singer ‘21. Also coming back to the team is Miranda Long ’18 who played her freshman year but took a break.
Amber Jones ’18 stated, “This is my last year here. My main goal is to play as a team and make it to playoffs. We have a lot to prove to people. I want to make a statement.”
Lindsey Purvis’19 mentioned, “I feel really good about this season. Of course we are going to go through some things, but I know we are tough and we will overcome everything.”
The Women’s Basketball team is set to take the court Dec. 2 at 3:00 pm against Bryn Athyn.