Posts tagged wingate
Posts tagged wingate
Recently the Lady Bulldogs did a community service project working at a local church in preparation for “Monroe Idol”. The production featured various forms of local talent who came out to help raise money for the Union County Homeless Shelter. All money raised was donated to help provide food, medicine, and other necessities to people who are less fortunate. The following is a note of thanks written from John Fagala, one of the people who organized this event:
Thanks for coming out to help us set up for Monroe Idol. Your help was greatly appreciated and we could not have done it without you!
On Sunday, November 6th the Lady Bulldogs went on the road to compete in an exhibition against Elon University. The Lady Bulldogs put up a tough battle but fell short 73- 67. Here is a peek at what freshman Sequoia Morton thought about the battle at Elon…
Before: “Before playing the game, I felt normal. I felt like we needed to play hard in order to win. The fact that the school was DI didn’t shake me because we all get dressed the same way and I believed in my team.”
During: “During the first part of the game I thought we were playing extremely hard but we just needed to communicate and rotate better on defense. We needed to crash the boards and go back to doing the little things we work on in practice.”
After: “After the game I felt that we played as a team, but needed to know how to play hard the entire game and win as a team in the end.
In an effort to take a closer look at how personal growth can have a positive effect on others and our environment the Lady Bulldogs participate in journal exercises. We often to write our thoughts and feelings on current events, hot topics, or ideas relevant what’s going on in society. We share our journal entries with each other from time to time. Here’s a sneak peek at one of our most recent journal topics and what one of our player’s had to say…
Topic: If you were to die today, what would people say about you? What would you WANT them to say about you?
Lady Bulldogs asked a few people (family, friends, etc) to give 3-5 words they would use to describe them. Then, examined the words to see if they were characteristics they wanted to exhibit in everyday living.
Entry: (Simone Rutledge)
“People described me as determined, aggressive, stubborn, and an introvert. I want to be described as honest, loving, strong,and God-fearing.”
Ummmmm, I have been working out so hopefully I don’t fall on my face. :) I’m reading the summer book. I haven’t done anything super different from the norm.
To prepare for this upcoming year, I have been attending ACCELERATE. It’s an intense training program for basketball. It uses a lot of basketball drills and things to help with conditioning. Apart from that, I have been SHOPPING!!!!!! Getting ready for the year!
To get ready for next year, I took summer courses and have been focusing on strengthening my hip as much as possible in preparation for a great season.
My favorite summer dish is hard to choose because I am a big lover of food. When I am home, my favorite dish is breakfast for dinner. My mom makes homemade biscuits, which are to die for and I usually put tomato on them or homemade jelly. She also cooks sausage, bacon, and eggs. If I’m lucky we have pancakes too. And anybody that knows me knows I have Texas Pete hot sauce on most of it. :) My favorite summer dish when we go on vacation is fried popcorn shrimp with french fries. I always get it when we go out to eat at the beach!
I think our biggest team accomplishment this past season was making it to the NCAA Regional Tournament. We worked harder and harder as the season came to an end and we learned that there was a chance we could make it.
My most challenging situation this year was Time Management. I struggled with this because I hadn’t been exposed to juggling so much basketball along with school work. Since basketball was intense, draining, and time consuming it was difficult for me to manage it was school along with everything else in college. I never realized how important time management was until I was a college student.