Thursday, April 10, 2014

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

A few things to report on now that our season is over:

Liz Boag ended up as the CIS Championship Tournament leading scorer with a 22.5 points per game average.

Our team awards were handed out as follows:

Rookie of the Year: Andrea Priamo (also selected to the OUA East All-Rookie Team)
Coach’s Award: Jenny Wright (also selected OUA East 1st Team All-Star)
MVP: Liz Boag (also selected OUA East 1st Team All-Star)

All three, along with OUA East 2nd Team All-Star and CIS Tracy McLeod Award winner, Gemma Bullard, will be representing Queen’s in the OUA East/West All-Star game held in conjunction with the OBA U15 Championships in London on Saturday, May 3rd .

At the Queen’s Colour Awards Athletic Banquet, Liz Boag was honoured to speak on behalf of all the Varsity Athletes. She delivered a very inspired and motivating speech that captivated the entire audience. I would like to say I coached her, but not this time – the speech and delivery was all hers!

On the Sunday following the CIS Championships, the team made another road trip – this time to Toronto to take in a Raptors game at the Air Canada Centre. Courtesy of Robyn Pearson’s parents, the team was well looked-after in a corporate suite for the game. In addition to the Raptor’s securing a comeback win, the atmosphere and culinary delights in the suite made for a terrific afternoon.

After our season ended, one of my toughest jobs has been keeping the players away from the gym and weight room. Assigned a 3 week rest period, the players have been very anxious to get back on the court and play – finally resuming practises this week.

As mentioned in a previous Newsletter, we won the bid to host the JUEL & JUEL-Prep Championships on the May 9-11 weekend. While our team is fully committed to working that weekend, we are in need of other volunteers to help out in a variety of roles (hosts, hospitality, minor officials, etc.). If anyone is interested in assisting, please contact me asap – I would love to build a large volunteer base.

Spring & Summer Camp season is fast approaching with our Elite Training & Scrimmage Camp first on the docket. It begins on May 29th and sold out quickly last year. Our full range of camps (and registration) can be found on the web at:

That’s it for now.

Hope Spring has finally hit your area!