As the month of October comes to an end, fall sports such as soccer and volleyball, are ending their season and closing up their locker rooms. But, as one season ends another begins. For the hockey and basketball teams, this season is a look for new beginnings after not playing competitive action for almost two years.
Women’s basketball small forward Brinley Inglee, is looking forward to getting started on her Plattsburgh career after missing her freshman year to COVID 19.
Although she missed her first year, she feels it doesn’t hurt her overall ability to play, integrate herself with the team and create chemistry with her teammates.
“We got to practice for four weeks of the semester, and my coach gave us certain expectations he wanted us to work on,” Inglee said. “I think we’re all in a pretty good spot right now.”
Inglee has enjoyed playing basketball since her childhood.
“When I was younger both of my sisters played basketball, and I always watched them,” Inglee said. “I started playing with them, and I loved it ever since.”
Inglee followed in her sisters footsteps, not only in the sport of basketball, but in what school she attended as well.
“My sister went to school here, and I always went and visited the campus a lot,” said Inglee. “The coach recruited me junior year and he gave me a tour of the campus, and I liked him and the coaching staff.”
Making the transition from high school to college can be a daunting experience and challenge for most athletes, but for Inglee, she is excited for the challenge this transition will bring.
“The competition level is really good in the conference,” Inglee said. “I like to compete with people, and I’m excited to play with my team who are really talented and all know what they are doing.”
The Cardinals women’s basketball team had a scrimmage last friday versus Clinton County Community College. Brinley felt they looked good.
“I think we played really well together, and our chemistry was good,” Inglee said. “We have been working on our press and that looked alright. Our communication was really good, which allowed us to push the ball and make plays.”
The team looks forward to playing their first game Nov. 6 vs SUNY Canton in Memorial Hall.