Athletics

Women's Basketball

2013-14 Season Outlook

Women's Basketball OutlookThe Northeast women’s basketball team returns only four players from last year’s squad. The four returners are Emily Gamble, Alison Klostergaard, Debinique Knowles, and Lexi Murphy. These four are expected to play significant roles this season.

Lexi Murphy is the lone returning starter and led the team in three-point shooting as a freshman. She also averaged 10.1 points per game (ppg). The other three returners played good minutes as freshmen and were great contributors. Emily Gamble is a versatile athlete who can play different positions. Debinique Knowles is a long athlete who can really run and jump and Alison Klostergaard is a solid athlete who demonstrated her toughness by leading the team in rebounds this past season with 7.2 rebounds per game (rpg).

Sometimes a team can rest on its returners to carry the load early, but with only four returners on the roster, the new additions will be expected to contribute immediately. The new additions are Megan Trinder, Yasmin Miller, Amelia Allington, Annie Szczepaniak, Jamea Coleman, Ena Viso, Jordyn Berglund, and Olivia Schneiders.

Time will tell if there will be growing pains, but this new class appears ready for the challenge. The new group of players will bring very good versatility, a balanced set of skills, and they each have good athleticism. These characteristics should allow the team to do multiple things on the offensive and the defensive side of the ball.

Head Coach, Matt Svehla, states: “I expect a solid season, but I never favor making bold predictions. Our team has a chance to be pretty good; we have solid players with good character. We will have expectations, we will work hard, and we will strive to improve each day. If we focus on the day-to-day things, there is a good chance that the results will be in our favor at the end.”