The Louisville basketball team has had a fantastic start to their season with their win against Moorpark. Now in the Sunshine League, the basketball team is truly holding its own against the other talented teams. Despite the unfortunate injury of basketball star Milan Nichols, the team is working together to ensure an exciting season. Co-Captains Hazel Cruz and Caroline Lynch shared the following:
How do you feel about the season thus far?
Lynch: It’s been a good season so far, but I hope that with practice we can improve and do even better in our games.
Cruz: It has been bumpy with many ups and downs. But I think that we will get through it and finish strong.
What is it like being captain of the team together?
Cruz: It is challenging, but it is fun at the same time. There is a lot of added responsibilities and expectations with being team captain. It is definitely worth it though! We prepare cheers and represent the team during games.
Lynch: It is a lot of fun! It makes it so that you have to be a leader on the team and encourage everyone to do their best.
Caroline, were you excited to be named December Athlete of the month?
Lynch: Winning that recognition was definitely exciting and unexpected. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get a plaque to commemorate it though … Just kidding!
What would you say is your team’s greatest strength? Also, what would you say you need to work on?
Cruz: By practicing every move at every position, we learn to help each other out.
Lynch: Well, my greatest weaknesses are swatting at the ball and getting into foul trouble. Our team is full of great shooters and everyone can do something at every position.
Hazel, are you excited for Hazel Night aka Senior Night?
Cruzl: [Laughter] Yes and no. I feel like the rest of the team plans on embarrassing me. Also, I don’t enjoy being the center of attention, but I can’t do anything about that now.
What do you hope for in the rest of the season and for Hazel in your final season?
Lynch: I hope to win more games and to see more Louisville students come to support us at our games.
Cruz: That’s so sad to think about, but I hope to win more games than we lose. I also hope that we win our last game at home or Senior Night.
We encourage everyone to come out and support our Louisville Royals!
— Rebecca Swofford ‘16