End of the season

Joined: November 13th, 2014, 9:23 pm

March 6th, 2018, 2:08 am #1

Disappointed with what we showed in the final game, but I'll refrain from focusing on any negatives.    

Because this year was a positive:  great contributions from the seniors - we'll miss them; a terrific freshman class to go along with the kids who will be strong upperclassmen next year; a promising recruiting class coming in next year along with Sabino; and a very promising head coaching debut for Coach Damon.  

All I wanted going into the year was for us to be competitive and to be better.  We ended up being more competitive and way better than I ever thought we'd be.  

After almost having the life sucked out of it, this program has new life, a positive, upward trajectory, and, most importantly, the kids in the program progressed, developed and actually enjoyed their basketball experience.  

Very much looking forward to next year.  Go Pards!  
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Joined: November 8th, 2011, 3:13 am

March 6th, 2018, 2:15 pm #2

Ransom Stoddard wrote: Disappointed with what we showed in the final game, but I'll refrain from focusing on any negatives.    

Because this year was a positive:  great contributions from the seniors - we'll miss them; a terrific freshman class to go along with the kids who will be strong upperclassmen next year; a promising recruiting class coming in next year along with Sabino; and a very promising head coaching debut for Coach Damon.  

All I wanted going into the year was for us to be competitive and to be better.  We ended up being more competitive and way better than I ever thought we'd be.  

After almost having the life sucked out of it, this program has new life, a positive, upward trajectory, and, most importantly, the kids in the program progressed, developed and actually enjoyed their basketball experience.  

Very much looking forward to next year.  Go Pards!  
With 2 on the All rookie team, things are looking up. Congrats to all on a good year.
GO PARDS!
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Joined: February 24th, 2007, 3:11 am

March 6th, 2018, 2:34 pm #3

This was a 4-win team that lost 3 starters including their two leading scorers. The fact that we got to 11 wins this year I thought should put coach Damon in the coach of the year conversation. 
We haven't had two all-rookie players since Caruso and Seiling in 1991. They followed it up with 3 20-win seasons. Let's hope we can get there! 
It was a pleasure watching this team. Hopefully nobody leaves and we can take the next step next season. 
I bleed Maroon
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Joined: January 23rd, 2011, 6:22 pm

July 22nd, 2018, 12:09 pm #4

Kia has done a marvelous job so far but it is a challenging step to get to the middle of the pack in the PL.  Most likely the freshmen will have to play a lot to replace the three Seniors.  One key is for Sarah Agnello to become a consistent three point shooter - I hope she is spending the summer working on her shot.  And of course Sarah cannot be a liability on defense either.  She will be a Junior so now is the time for her.  Syd Sabino is another possibility - she will get plenty of playing time if she can hit 3s.  Needless to say, with the departure of Anna, there is great need for someone else to step up to shoot threes.  Now maybe one of the Frosh will demonstrate that ability!  

I am looking forward to the season - it is a plus that they are taking that trip to Florida for the games on Nov 23-24.  We will be in FL that weekend so maybe we will drive down to Boca for one of the games.  Hopefully the school will do the appropriate publicity in the Boca area so that some of the alums will come to the games.  I think the kids on team would be delighted!
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