Seven of the eight seniors on the Centre College women’s basketball team were asked to briefly describe a teammate sitting next to them and to describe their personality or role within the group during an interview.
— Alexis Anderson, guard, Lancaster (11 games played, 2.9 minutes per game, 0.4 points per game), described by Alyson Burke:
“Alexis and I have gotten a lot closer in the past couple years. She’s one of the people I feel like if you ever need anybody, you could give Alexis a call and she’d be there in a heartbeat. She’s a good shoulder to lean on.”
“I’m pretty even-keeled. Nothing really gets me too upset. I stay pretty even.”
— Elizabeth Bressler, guard, Hopkinsville (12 games, 2.3 minutes, 0.3 points), described by Cailynn West (Bressler was not present for the interview):
“Liz is the firecracker of our team. She’s a redhead, and she has so much spirit, so much spunk. On the court she’s always happy, always positive, and she just makes you feel good. ... And she’s crazy.”
— Alyson Burke, guard, Burgin¿(23 games, 20.8 minutes, 4.7 points), described by Maggie Prewitt:
“Alyson is one of my closest friends since the very beginning of freshman year, but she’s quite opposite of me. She’s louder and doesn’t mind confrontation — in a good way —¿so she sticks up for me a little bit.”
“I’m loud and aggressive. If someone needs to say something to someone, they come to me. I’ll be the one to say it.”
— Jane Goatley, guard, Springfield (23 games, 11.6 minutes, 2.9 points), described by Cailynn West:
“You can talk to Jane about anything, and I mean anything. Doesn’t matter if it’s a boy issue or a basketball issue ... Jane is there for you, and she always makes you feel like you’re on top of the world and the best person ever."
“I think (my role recently)¿has been trying to be positive and be supportive of everybody on the floor. Even if it’s not outwardly loud, just to whisper in your ear, ‘You’re doing really good.”
“I would say I’m the mother hen of the group, a vocal leader.”
— Aubrey Holle, guard, Fort Wayne, Ind. (9 games, 2.1 minutes, 0.9 points), described by Lauren Huter:
“I feel like Aubrey always has your back. No matter what you do or how stupid it is, she’s always there to give you a pat on the back and a smile and a laugh.”
— Lauren Huter, center, Louisville (23 games, 24.3 minutes, 8.7 points, described by Jane Goatley: