West Chester Lightning is open to girls in grades 1-8. The youngest division (1st and 2nd graders) will partake in a clinic which will allow them to learn the game in a series of drills and games designed to teach in a fun and energetic atmosphere. All other age levels will consist of teams and scheduled games and practices.
Throughout the season there will also be optional league-wide clinics open to all players.
Player of the Week (3rd-4th)
Team: Red Devils
In a tight defensive game, Sophie stuck with her player, played good defense, rebounded, deflected a couple passes and took a couple good shots on offense. She continues to get more comfortable and confident each week. Great job Sophie!
The Dabbers had a good all around game this week. One player in particular stood out for her effort in jump starting the team. Presley scored a key early basket in transition as the play broke down, she was aggressive on defense, getting steals and rebounds and helping her teammates.
Great job Presley!!
Claire Ballinger and Sofia Keith
Claire came back this week from being away from the team for a short time and didn't miss a beat, playing lock down defense (as usual) and scoring 2 key baskets for us late in the 1st half to help maintain our lead.
Sofia was our top scorer and rebounder on the day and got a steal and layup at the end to seal the victory. Sofia played her best game of the season on both ends of the floor.
Congratulations to both Claire and Sofia!
Team: Neon Nights
Jaidyn had one of her best games of the season this weekend. She played fantastic defensive and always was in the proper position. She had a couple difficult defensive assignments but never let us down. She not only played excellent defense but she was completely engaged in the success of our team. She was communicating with her teammates on defense and working together with them on offense the entire game. Thank you Jaidyn for your hard work!
Player of the Week (5th-8th)
Kriti Kalary and Natalie Monahan
We had 2 standouts this week. On defense, Kritti played incredible low post defense against a very tall and skilled opponent. On offense, Natalie (Noodle) kept us in the game with 10 points and a couple of highlight-reel assists. Great job girls!!
Archana Kulkarni and Emily McElreavey
Archie played very well on both ends of the floor, ran our offense well from the point guard position finding the open passing lanes and playing solid defense.
Emily played more and more aggressively as the game went on with some nice drives to the basket which gave her good shooting opportunities and her defense was strong all game long.
Great effort by Archie and Emily!
RunDMC played with only 6 players this week. The team worked together and did a phenomenal job on defense. Good help defense and communication were keys. Additionally the whole team did a nice job passing to open teammates and were aggressive going after loose balls. Our player of the week was the entire team.
Pictured up front Molly O'Hara, Carey Werley
Back row: Avery Patel, Claire Bockowski and our two star gazing Sophs (Dyer/Murray)
Team: Pink Panthers
Ella Harrison played a strong game on Sunday for the Pink Panthers. Ella played multiple positions, including the point guard for most of the game! Ella continued to play strong defensive and help defense. Great effort, Ella!