Off to a rough start

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Vanessa Anaya (9) stands ready to catch the ball from her teammate. Anaya caught successfully and proceeded to run towards the goal.

Jocelyn Vanek

The new head freshman girls basketball coach, Brian McNamara (Science), and his team took on their first game against the Kankakee Valley Kougars on their home court.

“It has always been a dream of mine to be the freshman girls basketball coach at Lake Central, so I am just living the dream every single day and trying to share it with others,” Mr. McNamara said.

The new coach is well-liked among the girls. Although their first game did not end with a victory, Mr. Mac always pushes them to do their best during practices.

“It is early, and we still have a lot of kinks to work out, but I think we will get there at the end of the year as long as the girls are working hard,” Mr. McNamara said.

The girls are keeping their heads up and are determined to make a comeback.

“We wish we could have got a better outcome for our first game, but we all learned from it and hope to get the win next game,” Allie Mularski (9) said.

Coach McNamara makes a point that winning games is important but having hardworking players is also very important.

“The goal is to win every single game, but really I am just hoping that we have 11 girls who come here and work hard every day and try to get better and hopefully stay with our program for years to come,” Mr. McNamara said.