Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

Time for another update.

It has been a very hectic March and April…………but a very productive couple of months as well.

The Ontario East/West All-Star game was played in Kitchener on the weekend, with Queen’s well represented once again. Jenny Wright played in her first All-Star game after being selected to the East All-Rookie Team. Brittany Moore returned to the game (after missing last season due to other commitments) and dropped a game-high 18 points en route to being selected the East Player of the Game. See the game report link:


Our second annual Reception and Silent Auction, in conjunction with our Alumni events are set for Saturday, September 22nd. An Alumni vs. Alumni game will precede a varsity exhibition game in the afternoon, followed by the reception and silent auction. Last year the auction was a huge success thanks to the donation of items from the Alumni, family and friends, plus local businesses that the athletes canvassed. If you would like to donate (and/or get a jump on your holiday shopping), please let me know.

We have solidified our exhibition play in the States in early November, with games against Oswego State on Friday the 2nd and William Smith College on Saturday the 3rd.

Still have a couple of details to iron out with the rest of the schedule, but hopefully will have it all sorted out shortly.

Our team participated in the 2nd Annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament last month. Returning as defending champions, the women’s basketball team managed a comeback victory over women’s hockey to reclaim their title. Of course, the true winner was the Right to Play charitable organization.

I am very pleased to announce that Claire Endicott of Guelph, ON will be joining our team this fall. Claire is a 6-2 post player, currently playing for the Tri-County Thunder in the JUEL program. She is a very solid post player with strong skills around the hoop, good rebounding capability and an excellent defensive communicator. We should have a press release out sometime next week.

That’s it for now.