Season Preview: 2013-14 Brooklyn College Women’s Basketball Team
Added by Bernadette Pasley on October 9, 2013.
(Photo by Damion Reid, via brooklyncollegeathletics.com)
Last season Brooklyn College had one of the best Atlantic Region teams in Division 3 women’s college basketball. Their overall record was 24-7 and, within the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), they were 14-2, good enough for second place behind Baruch College, to whom they lost the Conference championship game.
Depending on this year’s roster, it might be hard for Brooklyn to duplicate that success. The roster, which will be finalized the first week of November, will be without a couple of key players who are no longer with the team. In a recent email, Head Coach Alex Lang said, “we are challenged by losing three starters who were seniors a year ago, including our leading scorer and our leading shot blocker/rebounder.” However the roster turns out, Lang should, at the very least, be able to depend on Vanessa D’Ambrosi, a guard/forward who was second in both categories last year.
The season gets underway on November 15th against Plymouth State University, with CUNYAC play starting on December 6th against The College Of Staten Island. A re-match of last year’s conference championship game will take place on January 7th when Brooklyn hosts Baruch. Their final three regular season games are at home against CCNY, York, and John Jay. Brooklyn hopes that, after that final face-off against John Jay on February 18th, they will be headed back to the CUNYAC Championships, which start on February 23rd.
Lang did not mention the schedule when asked what he and his team are most looking forward to in 2013-14. ”Our team is just looking forward to competing and growing together,” he said. “Some of our players have worked extremely hard to improve their individual games and are looking forward to seeing their hard work pay off on the court.”
Brooklyn understands that a conference championship is their goal and knows what it needs to do to get there. Said Lang, “We hope to improve throughout the season and grow together so that we are playing our best basketball in February when it is conference tournament time.”