We are underway and I am confident the season will be a very exciting one. Our roster was officially selected earlier this week and includes:
Name Pos. Ht. Elig. Hometown
Liz Boag G 5-3 3 Kingston
Emily Hazlett G 5-6 1 Fredericton, NB
Rachael Urosevic G 5-7 2 Kitchener
Lisa Minutillo G 5-8 3 Brantford
Laura Baker W 5-10 1 West Vancouver, BC
Gemma Bullard W 5-10 2 Guelph
Meaghan MacDougall G 5-9 3 Martintown
Maria Gill P 6-1 1 Holland Landing
Sydney Kernahan P 5-11 4 Calgary, AB
Nicole Morse P 6-0 1 Cottam
Hanna Koposhynska P 6-2 4 Toronto
Robyn Pearson P 6-0 1 Toronto
Jenny Wright W 5-10 2 Kingston
Emma Stallwood W 5-11 2 Hamilton
Claire Endicott P 6-1 1 Guelph
Head Coach: Dave Wilson (31st season)
Assist. Coach: James Bambury (1st)
Assist. Coach: Bob Freeman (3rd)
Student Trainer: Gillian Kyle & AleksandraVelickovic
Our first game is scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at 4pm vs. St. Lawrence College (recent change) as part of our Alumni Weekend events. Our Alumni vs. Alumni game will precede this at 2pm. Following our game is a 6pm Reception & Silent Auction at Alfie’s Pub on campus, where you will have an opportunity to sample four different wines from a local winery, The Grange and two different local beers from Barley Days brewery. We have a huge array of auction items ranging from electronics to clothing to sculptures, gift baskets to gift certificates and more. To register for the event please go to: http://www.gogaelsgo.com/sports/2011/8/19/WBB_0819114220.aspx?path=wbball
Minor adjustments to the Alumni Weekend events : Ford is not able to provide the vehicle testing as planned, and Morrisville State did not receive NCAA sanctioning for their out-of-country trip. As mentioned above, St. Lawrence College will be our opponent – with the added benefit of featuring some other great local talent. Registration for the event, in addition to a game ticket and access to the Reception & Silent Auction, also secures you a free Yoga session Sunday morning in the ARC.
We have also established our exhibition games in Puerto Rico at Christmas, playing UPR Rio Piedras on December 29th and UPR Bayamon on January 2nd.
It is a busy September as we head off to our cottage retreat this weekend to continue the team-building process. Next weekend is the Alumni weekend (Sept. 22-23), followed by our annual High School basketball tournament on the 28th & 29th. The players organize and run the 16 team tournament.
That will take us through to Thanksgiving weekend, where the players will enjoy a chance to catch their breath before beginning the heart of our exhibition schedule.
First up will be a trip to Lennoxville to play in the Bishop’s University tournament (October 12-14).
Follow our complete schedule on our web site at: www.queensbasketball.net
Lastly, we are in the midst of launching a new Facebook page – should be up next week. A search of: Queen’s University Women’s Basketball should find us.
That’s it for now.
All the best.