Women’s basketball seniors ball at home for final time

After playing their final game at McNicholas, the women’s varsity basketball seniors got the best of the famous saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”

Seniors Katey Byrne, Abby Conard, Gillian Donnelly, Jaclyn Geygan, Morgan Vogler, and Mandy Woll were honored prior to their final home game on Feb. 6 for their hard work and dedication to basketball and academics at McNicholas.

“After playing my last game at McNicholas, I will miss being with the team every day the most.  We have become a family, and I will miss all the fun memories we made throughout the past few years. I enjoyed the amount of friends and family that came out for our Senior Night this year. It was awesome to see that much support for all the other seniors,” Conard said.

The team faced McAuley, but found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard being defeated 62-40.

“After playing varsity for two years, it is really hard to say goodbye to my teammates and friends I have made from playing. My favorite moments from playing at home were when we go up to the locker room either at halftime or after a game and were just so pumped. Senior Night was better than I could have imagined and the letters from the underclassmen and the slideshow of pictures were the best. I plan to play on a rec or club basketball team in college because I love the sport,” Woll said.

“Beating Badin at home is one of my favorite memories. The game went back and forth every minute and seeing the faces on the players and coaches when Katey Byrne hit the game winning shot was icing on the cake,” Vogler said. “The atmosphere in the gym was exploding with excitement,” she added.

After the game, a banquet was held for the seniors to share a laugh at the memories that were made and reflect on their past four years as a whole while at McNicholas.

“The best part of senior night was the feeling of family the entire night. It was so great to see so many people come out and support the team. Afterwards was also special because we all got together and had a chance to reflect on the great memories of the past four years. In addition, there was food and it was good,” Donnelly said.

Both the JV and Varsity women’s teams played their final home game for the 2016-17 on Feb. 6. The teams battled against McAuley and lost in both games.

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