Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Women's Basketball Update

Hi Folks,

I realize this letter is long overdue. We have undergone a number of technology changes in the Basketball Office, including a new laptop, new software, new email client and more, providing some challenges in getting email names and addresses sorted out. To that end, you may be receiving this email in error, for which I apologize. Please clink on the link at the bottom of the page to have your email address removed from the list. Others that normally receive these newsletters may be accidentally excluded. If you are talking with Alumni/friends, etc. and they did not receive this email, please have them contact me and I will have their email address added.

Alumni Weekend

Saturday, September 24th is the day to make it to Kingston. Here is how the day is shaping up:

2:00pm Alumni vs. Alumni game (free admission)

4:00pm Queen’s vs. RMC (get an early peek at the 2011-12 Gaels in action)(free admission)

6:00pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction – Alumni Lounge ($20 includes complimentary appetizers)

During the Cocktail Reception, we will be recognizing five outstanding “retired” coaches that worked with our women’s program for 5 years or more:

Tim Orpin (1986-2009)

Janet Sanderson (nee Swords) (1992-2001)

Sam Miller (1999-2004)

Jennifer Roberston-Wilson (2001-2005)

Adam Lynn (2004-2011)

We will also be hosting a Silent Auction to help raise funds for our program, so please bring your checkbook and get in some early holiday shopping!

Everyone is welcome to join in all or part of the day. Please go to the registration site so that we have an idea of numbers for each of the events:

Coaching Staff

Bob Freeman returns for his second season with our program. Having observed and analysed his first season, he has been busy working with the players over the summer to better prepare us for the upcoming season. Bob has over 30 years of coaching experience at both the high school and club level, with great success.

Sarah Barnes becomes the first full-time (athletic staff) assistant coach for the women’s basketball program. Sarah was a former Laurier player, before transferring to Queen’s to complete her degrees and playing career. She finished as an OUA All-Star and stayed on at Queen’s to complete her Master’s Degree. Most recently she has been working in Toronto and coaching in the Toronto Triple Threat program, and has just returned from Chile, where she served as the manager for Canada Basketball’s U19 team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience and is a very impressive addition to our coaching staff.

Frosh Week (Orientation Week)

First year students will be flocking to Queen’s this weekend (Labour Day) to get settled into their dorms and get oriented to the campus. On the basketball front, we will be holding open scrimmages (all welcome) on Tuesday & Thursday, September 6 & 8 from 2:30 to 4:00pm (Upper Gym). On Monday, September 12 from 5:30 to 7:30pm we will conduct an open tryout in the Main Gym.


Our schedule is set for the year and available on our web site at:

Of special note (not shown on the schedule) is our “Tropical Training Camp.” The team will be training and competing in Puerto Rico during the Christmas Break. The training camp is intended to be an annual affair (location may vary) that allows the players to combine some serious training in a warm climate with some rest and rejuvenation. The players are very much looking forward to this addition to our training program.

The entire team is excited and anticipating great things for the coming season. Here we go……..



Dave Wilson

Head Coach, Women's Basketball

Office 404 K

Athletics & Recreation Centre

Queen's University

284 Earl Street

Kingston, Ontario K7L 2H8

613-533-6317 phone

613-533-6324 fax

Register for the Alumni & Friends Reception (September 24th):

Donate to Women's Basketball at:

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