Forever a UL Husky

March 2nd, 2016 | Uncategorized

It’s hard to believe that it is that time of year again. The month of March is known in the basketball world as “March Madness;” a month where for many teams, the season ends, and for others, a new season begins, playoffs. Unfortunately, the UL Huskies and myself did not make the playoffs, and our season is now officially over… it still feels so surreal to say that.    


With that being said, there isn’t a thing I would change about this season. Looking back to the preseason tournament in October, our team had a lot of work to do. To start the season no one took us seriously, we were the team that others expected to walk over and get an easy win from. Now, looking at the second half of the season onward, the UL Huskies were a completely different team. We competed in every game, no matter the team we played. We took some of the top ranked teams to the very last seconds of games, leaving just a basket to be the decider between us. Yes, it would have been nice to win those games and to make playoffs, but to me, there’s a lot to be said about our progress. I am proud of the hard work that went into this season, even if our record may not show it.         


On a more personal note, walking off the court for the last time as a UL Husky was tough. The UL Huskies basketball club has been far more to me than just a basketball team. They have been my family in Ireland. From the underage girls cheering us on at every game, to my teammates becoming some of my closest friends, to Phil and Sarah always looking out for me no matter how busy things were. The UL Huskies community is what made this season so great, and for that, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved! It has been a great experience, one that I will remember forever.


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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