Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy (late) Thanksgiving, everyone! I would like to begin this post with a HUGE apology for being MIA for so long! It has been a very busy few weeks (traveling with the team, Thanksgiving break, etc.), however, you can now expect weekly posts. A lot has happened in the world of Villanova Women’s Basketball including some great wins. The ladies started the season off strong with a victory over LaSalle with a score of 57-42. The highlight of this game? Junior Lindsay Kimmel’s FIVE three-pointers, three of which were scored within the first minute and a half. On Tuesday, November 16, the Wildcats were defeated in a hard fought battle against University of Delaware. On Wednesday I traveled along with the rest of the team to Annapolis, Maryland for a Classic at the BEAUTIFUL Naval Academy. The girls pulled off two very impressive wins against the Midshipmen (midshipwomen?) of the Naval Academy and the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts. After being at the Naval Academy for three days, I realized some major differences between their campus and our campus. For starters, in order to actually get ON campus it is necessary to cross over a bridge. Also, after doing some research I learned that the Naval Academy is considered a “National Historical Landmark”. One of the most memorable buildings (besides the gym, of course) on campus was Bancroft hall. This is the LARGEST college dorm building in the world, but in my personal opinion it doesn’t hold a candle to my very modest home, that is, Caughlin Hall. However, I’ll let you guys decide with photos following this post. Other photos will include a very disheveled looking Harry Perretta following the girls’ game on Saturday morning. In viewing this photo please keep in mind: it’s about comfort, not fashion. The three games following the Navy Classic were a couple of hard fought battles. The girls had a triumphant win over Lehigh on November 23rd. This game was definitely a certified NAIL BITER, as is any game that goes into overtime. On the 26th of November the girls fell to Drexel, and also Marist on the 28th. HOWEVER, the past is in the past and with every loss comes a win. Hopefully we can all be prepared for a comeback this Thursday, December 2nd, as the girls take on Fairfield at home at 7pm. Also, be prepared for many more blog posts! Go Wildcats!

Bancroft Hall, US Naval Academy
Caughlin Hall, Villanova University

Harry getting on the bus following the win vs. Oral Roberts
(He gave me full consent to post this photo on the internet)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening to all Wildcat fans and welcome to the Villanova Women’s Basketball blog! As a new member of the blogosphere and Villanova community, I write to all of you from the comfort of my luxurious dorm room located on the beautiful and not to mention, scenic, South Campus. For those of you who are new to the world of blogging, have no fear, for I am a novice myself. However, in my blogosphere research (mostly sports blogs, of course), I can assure you this will not be your typical (and no offense BORING) blog. Instead of regurgitating stats and other basketball-related information that may be particularly hard to follow if you aren’t the most sports- savvy, this blog will deal more personally with the team. What might this blog entail you may ask? Courtside updates from practice (only the best and most efficient news for our readers), news and updates about the ladies including EXCLUSIVE interviews, and if you’re lucky, “inspirational” one-liners from Head Coach, Harry Perretta. As the start of the season slowly approaches, the girls have been diligently practicing daily to perfect their crafts in hopes of attaining the same goal that all sports teams wish to accomplish: a championship…or at least just a couple of big wins. In recent news, the girls endured a brutal wake up call at 7:00 AM to travel to Quinnipiac on November 6th to scrimmage the lady Bobcats and performed impressively. They walked away with nothing less than an overall victory. Although spending more time on the bus traveling to-and-fro than actually on the court, it was well worth the trek. My personal favorite part about the trip (besides watching the girls play a killer series of scrimmages, of course) was what seemed like an unlimited amount of snacks stocked in the over-head compartments of the bus. While still in the stages of getting to know the girls, there is no question that these ladies can eat! At this time I would like to invite all of you to take out your cell-phones because who really uses paper calendars these days, to program in our upcoming game: Friday, November 12th, 4:00 pm vs. La Salle. This is the first official game of the season, thus, a must see. Be there or be square. Go Wildcats!