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Almost the end: Seniors reflect on time as a Golden Eagle

by Matthew Laus-THE STYLUS
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 11:00 pm
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 With a season that has been full of ups and downs, The College at Brockport Golden Eagles looked to hit a high note on Senior Day against the SUNY Oswego Lakers.

This game was special, even with a young team that has only two seniors, guard Faith Welch and forward Hannah Rehbuam.

The day was "bittersweet" as described by Welch as she walked off the Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium Court one last time, it was certainly a momentous day for the program.

With the Golden Eagles first matchup in the SUNYAC tournament right around the corner, it is going to be all business from here on out.

As many senior athletes do when they are on the verge of the end of their final season they look ahead to the future and back on fond memories.

"I think my game has improved a lot since I was a freshman both offensively and defensively," Welch said when asked about her growth. "I'm stronger on the court both mentally and physically than I was as a freshman and I have learned a lot more about the game over the years."

Welch also looked back on some of her favorite memories like hitting a buzzer-beater against the SUNY Geneseo Knights in her junior season.

Walking off the court or any other type of field or rink for the last time would be hard for any athlete. It is almost as momentous as walking across a stage for graduation.

"There is not one thing that I would change about my last four years here," Welch said. When I step off the court for the last time I'll be happy knowing that I've given my all every single day. I'm excited to see this program grow and what will be in store for years to come."

Looking back on her past, four years as a Golden Eagle, Welch described them with nothing but positivity and absolutely no regrets. Welch said her four years have been "incredible."

"I have had some great on and off the court memories with teammates who will be in my life forever," Welch said.

When asked about the future, Welch went on to talk about the future of the women's basketball program multiple times.

It really showed her dedication and fondness of a program she has put her bought into.

"With a young team full of freshmen and sophomores the stock of this program can go nowhere but up," Welch said. "With Head Coach Corinne I believe that this team can accomplish great things."

The team plays Oneonta Tuesday, Feb. 21, giving the young players vital playoff experience that they could use in making the next step towards winning the conference.

Hopefully, the seniors can end their final season with a moment they'll never forget; winning the SUNYAC Championships.


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