Monday, June 13, 2011

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

Long overdue for this newsletter – so much happening, I have not had time to write about it.

Two key recruits have been added to our roster: Emma Stallwood and Jill Siemieniuk.

Jill, a member of the 2011 Alberta Provincial team, is a native of Calgary and stands 5-11 tall. A fierce competitor, Jill has developed a wide-range of skills, both in the paint and on the perimeter. A product of Western Canada High School (as is current player Sydney Kernahan), Jill is capable of handling the ball, shooting the 3 and posting up inside. Combined with her ability to crash the boards, she will be an instant asset to our program.

Emma hails from Hamilton, where she played at Westdale HS. At 5-11, Emma has great instincts around the hoop, using a long wing-span to grab rebounds. Also an accomplished 3-point shooter, she is capable of extending defenses, and then attacking hard off the dribble. Emma has demonstrated the ability to pick up and assimilate information quickly – something that will advance her game rapidly.

The OUA East/West All-Star game was last month in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. in conjunction with the OBA Championships. Three players from Queen’s were selected to play: Brittany Moore as a first-team All-Star, and Liz Boag & Gemma Bullard as members of the All-Rookie team. Unfortunately Britt was unable to make the game (away on vacation), but both Gemma and Liz played very well in a closely contested game. The West came away with a 4 point win before a good-sized crowd at RIM park.

Claire Meadows, having completed a season of video analysis with us, is off to the University of Victoria for the next two summers to complete her Master’s in Coaching. In addition to her schooling she will be gaining some valuable experience working out west during the CIS season. She is expected to return to the Gaels coaching staff for the 2012-13 season.

Former player, Sarah Barnes (2005-2008) will become the second Q’s player to work for Canada Basketball. (Erin McDiarmid, 1999-2004 spent many summers with Canada Basketball) Barnesy will be the manager for the U19 team that has qualified for the World Championships to be held in Chile in July.

We have added another home exhibition game (versus Concordia U) on Saturday, October 29th, are still putting the final touches on a road trip into Northern New York State the following weekend, and plans for a “tropical” training camp post-Christmas are still in the works. Hope to have all of this finalized in the very near future.

That’s it for now.


Dave Wilson
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Office 404 K
Athletics & Recreation Centre
Queen's University
284 Earl Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
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613-533-6324 fax
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