By Carson Metzker
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College women’s basketball team hopes to continue building on its growth over the past few seasons. This past season, the Shorewomen won six games more than they had in the previous season.
Five seniors will be returning this season to the court: Brynne Brouse, Jordan Weir, Kat Moore, Gabby Winsky, and Jasmine White.
“The upperclassmen have been able to just bring the energy and intensity to practice,” said White. “They’ve been able to set that new standard that we want this season with more determination and hunger.”
Changing the standard in which teams live by has been a common theme across WC athletics. The Shorewomen’s Basketball team has been busy leading up to their first game.
“We’ve really focused on conditioning and quick thinking,” White said. “We really want to be able to push the tempo this season. With this new approach, we’ve come into practices ready to push the ball in transition and to make those extra passes to get the better shot.”
Dictating the speed of the game will be a crucial piece to their success. The new emphasis on speed should allow the team to catch many of their opponents on their heels.
“My outlook this season is extremely positive,” White said. “I think we’ve got a solid group across the board with this team. I think we’ve really committed ourselves to be extremely successful this season.”
The Shorewomen begin their season on the road with the Dan Greene Memorial Invitation, where they will face off against both Goucher College and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Although their season typically begins with some form of tournament play, this will be their first year competing in this event.
Conference play will commence one week later with a home game against Swarthmore College. Historically, the Shorewomen have struggled in the conference portion of the season. The senior class hopes to maintain the group’s focus and energy as they progress through the season. White said she has confidence in their ability to have an improved season from last year.