Captain's Log: Morgan Stroman Blog
A few times a week, Morgan Stroman, one of the seniorcaptains on the women’s basketball team will be writing a blog of the team’s happenings.She has been an integral part of the team’s transformation into a ACC andnationally recognized program.
Out of high school, Stroman was a three-time SouthCarolina Gatorade Player of the Year, won four consecutive state championshipsand was named a McDonald’s All-American. After her sophomore season at Miami,Stroman was named All-ACC Third Team and helped guide the Canes to their firstACC Regular Season Championship.
Midway through her junior season, Stroman tore herAchilles’ tendon in a game at Virginia. She missed the rest of the season.However, after an intense rehab she was ready for her senior season. Shecurrently leads her team in rebounding, steals, blocks and double-doubles andis second on the squad in scoring.
Below is Morgan’s sixth blog entry forHurricaneSports.com.
These last twogames have been up and down on the road. We had two tough away games against NCState and Georgia Tech.
Last Thursdaynight we took on the Wolfpack, at the house Kay Yow built. The game was verymemorable because Kay Yow did so much for women’s basketball. She was a greatcoach at NC State and she will never be forgotten. At their gym they have a picturewith her stats victories hung in the rafters. We wore our pink jerseys and pinkPlay 4Kay shirts in honor of her and to raise breast cancer awareness.
The game wasn’t aneasy win. We were up by as much as 17 points in the second half, but as always,the Wolfpack didn’t stop playing. They made a huge comeback to take a one pointlead. But, we stayed composed and pulled out the win.
Sunday was a differentstory, though. Just like the NC State game we could not hold on to ourlead but this time it didn’t work out too well.
There were crucialmoments in that game when we had to just take care of the ball and we didn’t. Nowwe have to do whatever it takes to makethe NCAA tournament. As a senior I am taking it personally, because I only havetwo regular season games left.
Winning is theonly thing that matters right now.