Entering my final season was a bittersweet feeling. Knowing that I was going to start playing basketball with the team again and being competitive in games was a great feeling. However, pre-season workouts were never something to look forward to, especially since it seemed as though everyone except me had at least one free pass out of conditioning (including the entire sophomore class receiving 3 days off because they raised the most money for an annual charity event we fund raise for). It was safe to say I was in the best shape out of everyone on the team. Ok, so this may be debatable. Regardless, scrimmages and games were soon underway as we made the trip to Utica resulting in domination. Then there was our scrimmage versus St. Rose, a Division 2 school in the NE-10 conference, which did not result in total domination. However, we lead the entire game but couldn’t hold onto our lead in the end. Coach Seward sang our praises the entire hour back to campus from St. Rose. All of these praises must’ve gone straight to our heads because, according to Coach, we had two of the worst practices following the scrimmage. In order to rebuild the team, Coach staged a Wii tournament, its weird how good some of us are at Wii tennis and bowling (maybe not so much me). This strategy was a great success. We came in second place in our home opening tournament beating a top Division 3 team, Tufts University. Conference play starts this weekend and everyone is extremely excited, even Coach reciting the same pre-practice speech, “We are the best team in the conference and are going to blow through the competition!!… We have unfinished business to take care of!” Referring to the abrupt ending Potsdam gave to our season last year in the quarter-finals of the SUNYAC tournament, and they then went on to beat the number one seed in our conference. Everyone is really excited for conference play to finally start and look forward to becoming the #1 team in the SUNYAC Conference!
– Carly Minehan #40