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Lion women picked seventh in CAC debut

Posted 11/12/13

 

The Penn State Harrisburg women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in its new league, the 10-team Capital Athletic Conference, in a poll of league coaches.

Following a campaign that saw his Lions win 18 games a year ago, …

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Lion women picked seventh in CAC debut

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The Penn State Harrisburg women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in its new league, the 10-team Capital Athletic Conference, in a poll of league coaches.

Following a campaign that saw his Lions win 18 games a year ago, Coach Ross Patrick spoke about what he expects as his program makes the transition to the new league.

“The transition’s been great so far for us,” he said. “We’re really excited to join a conference like the CAC because the talent on the court and the talent on the sideline go hand-in-hand. It’s just been a very successful conference … and we’re happy to be invited to the party.”

The Lions open their season at the Buffalo State Tip-off Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16.

Patrick said his squad’s versatility gives it a chance to be successful this winter.

“We have a team that’s going to have a lot of versatility,” he said. “We should be able to guard many positions. We’re a team that’s going to use the full court both offensively and defensively.”

Returning players Mercedes Copeland, a sophomore, and Miranda Zeanchock will have the responsibility of leading the Lions this season, while newcomers Rebecca Bailey and Kaitlyn Carmo and transfer Rachel Moyer look poised to make an immediate impact, Patrick said.

“Top to bottom, we have a nice starting cast and with all the depth that we have and all the competition in the preseason we should be good to go,” he said. “We recruit basketball players so that part should be taken care of. The part that we work on is trying to figure out how to make those basketball players work together.”