The Midway College basketball program will be combining a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers for the 2012-2013 campaign. “Pre-season has focused on helping our newcomers blend with our veterans,” Head Coach Karley Mohler said.
With the graduation of three-time First Team All-KIAC scoring guard Whitney Odom, Coach Mohler will look to veteran Captains Whitley Henry (Sr.) and Erin Lucas (Sr.) to fill the scoring and leadership roles this season. “Our Captains were named after preseason workouts in which Erin Lucas won our first annual “Preseason Iron Woman” Competition. Whitley Henry, Erin Lucas, and McKinzie Laswell have been quality leaders thus far with this team and were selected accordingly.” Coach Mohler
Junior College transfers Gena Taylor, Star Armstrong and freshmen Day Rivera and Tara Hill have been added to the mix this season. Hill is a 1000 point and 1000 rebound, standout forward from Model High School (Richmond, KY). Rivera a redshirt freshman (Clermont, FL) will provide speed, scoring, and rebounding to our forward position. Taylor and Armstrong come from athletic and competitive JuCo atmospheres and will provide scoring, speed and athleticism to the squad this season.
Returning nine players and adding just three, has allowed the team to progress at a much faster pace. “I cannot praise the veteran squad of this team enough for meshing together and building team chemistry, with our newcomers,” says Coach Mohler of her team. As expected, Midway will also need to remain healthy to continue improvement during a very demanding season. Once again, the Eagles will face several ranked and talented opponents.
“We have improved our skills and chemistry during the preseason. As regular season begins in just a couple weeks, we will be able to test our skills verses solid competition. We are excited to see what this team will do this season!” Coach Mohler