Once a Wildcat…

March 7th, 2016 | Uncategorized

Two weekends ago I played my last game on the Wildcats’ court. It didn’t dawn on me too much because we came away with a remarkable win and was already looking forward to play-offs. Looking back, I regret the fact that I didn’t soak in the moment. That moment of gratefulness, grateful for all of the loyal fans that cheered and supported us at every home match, grateful for the club leaders coordinating tea, sandwiches, and biscuits after every win or loss, grateful to share my last winning moment on the Wildcats’ floor with my favorite team, coach and manager.


Then this past weekend, I played my last game ever as a Wildcat, probably the last game I’ll ever wear the #12 jersey. We came up short against the Dublin Meteors by ONE point. Talk about a tough loss. As soon as the buzzer went off, I couldn’t hold back the tears. Thinking about all of the fun we had this season ending so abruptly. Girls that were once strangers turned into family, something I wasn’t ready to let go just yet. Then I started thinking about that game possibly being my last overseas game ever.


Although the results didn’t turn out in our favor, for any one that attended or watched the game online would’ve saw that both teams left it all on the court, giving everything they had. I’m happy I pushed myself to continue to play basketball another year. Earning back my confidence that I couldn’t find during my college basketball career, this season revived me, giving me so much life and happiness. Things I was once told I couldn’t do and truly believing that I couldn’t do them, I proved that I could throughout the entire year and it’s all thanks to the Wildcats club and our amazing season.


To those teammates that never once complained, cheering their hearts out on the bench. To our captain, Sin, that led us to such an unforgettable season. To the “White Mamba”, “Foxy”, “Hot-shot Stone”, and “Kat-ty” that became a solid starting five and an even better off-court unit with endless jokes. To Mick Evans and Aileen, our coach and manager respectively, giving us your hard work and dedication all year to our team and club. To Jillian and John, for those delicious Maxol sandwiches after the game and taking such great care of Katie and I.


With that said, once a Wildcat is always a Wildcat. And remember it’s not good-bye….it’s see you later 😉 


Victory Scholar: Jazmen Boone

Present University: Waterford IT

US League: CAA

Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats

Alma Mater: The College of William and Mary

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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