Coach Mike Gray has high hopes for the Brescia Lady Bearcats this 2016-17 Basketball season. After all the Bearcats finished last season with a record of 17-15 which the lady Bearcat made it to the semi-final in the conference. "We expect great things this season " (Coach Grey)
Brescia University is now in a new founder in the River States Conference comprised of institution in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Our Conference is trying to become more competitive conference this season. "It's going to be a new and tougher experience for the Lady Bearcats"
The Lady Bearcats have 5 freshmen this upcoming season, Katie Cheek, Becca Summer, Shayla Wepper, Jayde Robinson and Aaliyah Salazar. "I am very excited about these young ladies they have continued to work hard and trying to learn a system in a short period of time. I really do not know how these ladies are going to respond this preseason but post season they might be a special team to watch" (Coach Grey)
The Lady Bearcat core is still attached only losing Julie Whitfield. We have Senior Shelbi Samsil plus the rest of the upper classmen Kelsey Kirkpatrick, Haley Cook, Catherine Dunn and Aaliyah Rodgers. "Losing Julie is going to put a lot of responsibility on our upper classmen. They have to learn to be more accountable for running this program. I have been giving them more freedom to conduct the team practice and show the freshman how to produce on the basketball court.(Coach Grey)
As of Coach Gray first year as the Brescia Women's Basketball Coach." I am still very grateful for the opportunity to lead this basketball team. The Lady Bearcats are still going to continue to play hard, show our toughness and give fans a show which allows them to support our women's basketball program. My goal is to build a program which our community & Brescia University will be proud." (Coach Grey)
Brescia Women's Basketball season opener is on Sat. Oct 29th at 12:00pm verus Lindsey Wilson at Kentucky Mavericks Training Facility located: 817 West First Street Owensboro, KY, next to the Holiday Inn Downtown.