Player Blawg: Chemistry Off The Court
The Washington women's basketball team is a few days away from their season-opening game at Portland State. In the latest player-written Dawg Blawg, senior Laura McLellan talks about the chemistry the team has fostered away from Bank of America Arena.
Chemistry off the court is just as important as having chemistry on the court, and our team has plenty of that. After morning weights, practices, study table and all the other things we are required to do throughout the week having a little downtime is pretty important. A lot of the times our downtime is spent with each other as we are an extremely close team, a family.
Football games are one thing that brings our team together on a weekly basis. Home games are always fun, getting to cheer, yell and scream watching our friends play; especially when you get to experience something like our win against USC when we all rushed the field! I'm pretty sure women's basketball was one of the first teams out there jumping over the little wall that was in our way.
But as much fun as we have with home games, away games are nice as well. The last couple games a bunch of us have got together at (Sara Mosiman's) house because she has a huge TV! We all put in a couple bucks and pick up some pizza or wings and just get a chance to hang out and watch the game.
Stevens Court, where our freshmen and sophomores are required to live, is always a fun place to be. Every Thursday. Greys Anatomy comes on so Sami and I will go over to Liz Lay's apartment to watch. She lives with Miami (Christina Rozier), AJ (Amanda Johnson), and Charmaine Barlow, but we will always watch in Liz's room and yell across the apartment to AJ when something exciting happens in the show and then during commercials try and figure out what's going to happen next. Miami will always be in her room watching NBA games and make fun of us for being so caught up in a TV show.
I would have to say our favorite thing to do as a team, and probably one of the funnier things that go on is when we go to the "club" aka our locker room when we turn the music up really loud. Sami and Mollie Williams ALWAYS have their cameras on them so someone will set it up to where it can see the whole room and everyone will go out and dance, Miami, Lydia Young, and Liz are probably our most infamous locker room dancers though! Im going to try to get a video posted that we took.
Our latest locker room song has been one of our own actually, I couldn't even tell you how it started now, but we have our own little rendition of "Row Your Boat". You kind of have to see it to get the full experience but maybe ill be able to get that on film also.
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