Dribbling into the season


Luke Chenevey

Senior Captain Delaney Cullen goes for the shot during team practice.

Girl’s basketball season is approaching and the Bees are preparing to make it great. Hard work and determination, as well as leadership in the form of Senior Delaney Cullen, will drive them to build upon previous successes. This is Coach Kase’s fourth year as head coach and as a result, her seniors know what to expect from her.

Amanda Holzman, Abby Teske, Annamarie Smith, and Delaney Cullen are the senior captains.

“We made a lot of progress as a program and we’re going to have a good year this year too,” Cullen stated.

Last year the Bees went 15-9 and traveled to Orlando, Florida for a Disney tournament.

Coach Kase noted Cullen as a standout leader on the team and one that the younger girls can look up to. Her passion and drive for basketball has made her a true star on this impressive team. Cullen along with Holzman are expected to be four-year letter winners.

“Delaney has been very passionate and involved in basketball since she was younger,” Coach Kase said about Cullen.You can just see that in her as a natural leader amongst her peers and in classes.”

In her four years at MHS, Cullen has been involved in extracurricular programs such as Growing Leaders, Junior Leadership, SHUDDLE, Spanish Club, National Honors Society and the MHS’ tutoring program.

Cullen noted that being a student athlete requires time management. These players have to learn to balance homework with their sport. Cullen said, “There’s a lot more that comes with the game of basketball than just X’s and O’s.”

She also noted the skills necessary to be a leader and keeping the team focused during practices.

Coach Kase said, “These girls work really hard and it would be awesome if people would come out and give them some support and encouragement.”

The girls are setting their eyes to the sky and are looking to have another successful season.