The Lady Lancers of Longmeadow are preparing for another postseason run after making it all the way the state championship game last year.
If there is truly something to be said for playing to the level of your competition, senior captain Ally Mishol and the Longmeadow Lancers have gone above and beyond. Scheduling 16 of their 18 games this year against division one opponents has helped this division two team in more ways than one.
“You know a division one loss doesn't feel good and it doesn't feel like it's going to pay off, but the last couple of weeks that's what we talked about as a team,” said head coach Andrea Enright. “The Westside loss and the Central loss isn't going to mean much when we move beyond into the postseason.”
After an impressive run by the Lady Lancers last season to the the division two state championship game, Ally and her teammates feel the experience they gained from last year has put them in a good position for this postseason.
“It was important when we sat down and talked about this upcoming season that last year was all great but it means nothing now,” said Enright. “This group of seniors really kind of wanted their moment to lead the team into playoffs.”
As one of seven seniors on this team Ally leads the way playing whatever role on the court that is needed and embracing her new role as captain.
“Being a captain, I do take it with pride,” said Ally. “I want to make sure in practice we go hard. Last year was definitely a lot of fun and hopefully this year with the way things are going it will happen again.”
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