Seattle U. women's basketball: Five things to watch
Double return? Seattle U. junior Kacie Sowell averaged double figures in scoring (14. 3) and rebounds (10. 2) last season. Will the preseason all-WAC...
Seattle U. junior Kacie Sowell averaged double figures in scoring (14.3) and rebounds (10.2) last season. Will the preseason all-WAC first teamer be able to produce big numbers against stronger opponents?
The Redhawks played 11 games that were decided by 10 points or fewer last season. Did the close calls help SU figure out what's needed to close out a win as it enters Div. I play?
Defending the house
Seattle U. was 14-6 at home last season, playing strong defense (64.1 points allowed). Playing new conference opponents, defense is going to be key until the Redhawks become familiar with WAC.
Redhawks coach Joan Bonvicini said junior guard Sylvia Shephard improved the most this offseason. She will play point guard and will be one of the team's go-to scorers.
The new leader
Talisa Rhea, the best leader and player under Bonvicini, is gone. Seattle U. needs to find another strong voice in the locker room and an example on the court. Can upperclassmen Sowell, Ashley Ward, Daidra Brown and Brenda Adhiambo handle the responsibility?