Q&A with Nick Yaeger
By Erik Buchinger
The Clintonville girls’ basketball team lost several players from last year’s team that went on a run to a WIAA Division 3 regional championship game.
Head coach Nick Yaeger answered 10 questions about the upcoming season.
Year coaching the team: 2nd.
Returning players (grade): Catherine Morse (Sr.), Nicole Seefeldt (Sr.), Skylar Gast (Sr.).
Players to watch (grade): Players to watch would be Catherine Morse (Sr.). She started last year as a junior, and she will be expected to play an important role on the team as a leader.
Team goals/expectations: We just want to take this season one practice and one game at a time and improve throughout the season. We are pretty young and inexperienced.
Team’s strengths: The team is young but eager to learn and get better, which is very important. We are not very strong in any particular area, so the hard work to get better in practice is very important.
Team’s weaknesses: Like I mentioned earlier, we are pretty young and inexperienced as there are only three girls on the team that were on varsity last year and only one got significant playing time. A lot of change this year. There is quite a bit we need to work on to be honest with you.
Teams to beat in conference: Wrightstown, Freedom and Lux-Casco will be the teams to beat in the conference.
Biggest games on the schedule: The biggest game on the schedule is the next one we have to play.
What you want players to get out of this season: A lot of the players will be returning next year, so for this year, I want them to learn and improve. Whatever we do, I want them to do it right and execute properly. I want them to realize how important being a team is.
Why fans should be excited for this team: This is a good group of kids, and I think people will see that they will keep playing hard no matter the situation.