With the basketball season in full swing, the New Haven girls basketball team has been practicing preparing for their season. Their first practice was Nov. 2nd, as they have been practicing ball handling, shooting, and just the fundamentals of basketball. The athletes have games coming up closer by the day and they all have been keeping new goals in mind as the new season begins.
“My goals are to extend my shooting range and prove to the coaches I can play with everyone,” freshman Aubri Meyer said.
Other athletes simply said how they want to improve and just get better as an individual and team.
“Some goals are personally getting better, but also working as a team to get better and achieve our team goals that we set at the beginning of the season,” junior Natalie Covington said.
Senior Ellie Westermeyer added she hopes to play as many games as possible and to stay healthy.
The athletes also added how excited they are for the new season and what they are most excited about.
“I’m most excited to actually get to play this season, due to COVID. I am also looking forward to playing with my teammates,” freshman Elizabeth Luecke said.
While many athletes may not get the chance to play in a sport with their sibling, senior Madison Langenberg is most excited for being on varsity with her younger sister, sophomore Brenna Langenberg.
“I'm mainly excited to just be able to play this season because I was out last year due to an injury,” junio Emma Rohlfing said.
There are also five seniors playing their last year of highschool basketball this year. These athletes are Grace Faris, Madison Langenberg, Caroline Otten, Hannah Rethemeyer, and Ellie Westermeyer.
“Basketball may not be my most favorite sport, but I definitely will miss it,” senior Madison Langenberg said. “I'll miss the large crowds cheering us on at home games and all the fun memories my teammates made with each other. I am sad that our last year has to be so different with the global pandemic going on and when it's over, I'll be coming back to watch my sister play her heart out her last couple years of high school.”
“I am definitely very sad that it is my last season and I hope our season can last as long as possible,” senior Ellie Westermeyer said.
Good luck, Shamrocks, on your season!