As the Spalding women’s basketball team enters their first season in NCAA Division-III there are a lot of things to look forward to. Women’s basketball coach, Charlie Just, is excited to be a part of this transition. He doesn’t believe that there is any added pressure to compete against the new opponents.
“If we do things like we’ve done in the past there’s no reason why we won’t have a chance year in and year out to compete in the conference tournament,” says coach Just.
Senior Kelly Harrod is also excited to compete in the new division in her fifth year at Spalding. Kelly was injured last season and has come back to finish out her eligibility.
“I was told that the year after I graduated Spalding would be changing over to the NCAA Division III, and this disappointed me,” says Harrod. “But now that I have a chance to compete, I am very excited to see what the future holds for our team.”
Kerstin Hayes, a junior point guard, is also excited about this season.
“We get to go to the conference tournament, a place that our team hasn’t been able to compete in,” she says. “It gives us an opportunity to set more goals at a higher level of playing than we have had the opportunity to compete.”
On November 16, the women’s basketball team will showcase their talent in their first game at Franklin College