A Season to Remember

Daja Alexander

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As we wrap up our winter sports season, it’s vital to look back on the great accomplishments of the JV and varsity girls’ basketball teams. With our JV girls at 8-4 and our Varsity at 17-3, it’s evident that they worked hard this season to make us, their parents, and each other proud. It can be hard for a girl to prove herself in the world of basketball where the NBA is praised way more than the WNBA, but compared to our JV boys who are 2-12 and our Varsity boys who are 6-15, the girls seem to be taking the spotlight around here.

Because six of the girls on the varsity team are graduating this year, the senior game was a night filled with varied emotions from excitement, anxiety, to passion. Seniors Nicole Guy-Thomas (#3), Maggie Schneidereith (#10), Samantha Chodkowski (#12), Georgia Schneidereith (#20), Tr’Shiya Hollis (#21), Sara Pugh (#23), and Jordan Gans (#24) all played their hearts out for their last home game with the rest of the team by their side coming out with the big win of 41-39 against Overlea.

Kayla Sullivan (#14), said, “We’re a team on and off the court. We’re a family, and I have confidence that we will do great.” Emilie German (#1), known to many of us as Emmey, felt the same saying, “They are some of my bestfriends, and it kills me to know that they won’t be here next year, but I know they’ll do great in life, and next year I’ll do great on the court.” This team is one of many at our school who feels that they are truly a family. Team bonding activities take place, from team dinners to going to see college basketball teams. How could you not feel close to people you share time and a passion with?

But we can’t forget about our JV girls who will be moving up to varsity next year, and their amazing season. Danyelle Cole (#42) said, “I’m really proud of us. We’ve grown so much, not only as individuals, but as a team. I hope we all stay together next year. I seriously couldn’t ask for better teammates.” Even the managers have wished to stay with their team throughout last year and this year, because they have a high hope of success for each other. That’s something that should be shared across the school.

We’re all proud of our girls here at Towson High School and as some advance on to college, or varsity sports, we know that Towson and the rest of the world will be in good hands.

For another look at how amazing the girls’ Varsity season was, check out the article in the Baltimore Sun:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/sports/ph-tt-towson-girlsbasketball-0226-story.html

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