New London girls basketball preview
Q&A with Troy Krause
By Erik Buchinger
The New London girls’ basketball team finished fourth in the Bay Conference in the 2015-16 season before losing to Hortonville in a regional final, and the Bulldogs will return their leading scorer Leah Porath.
Head coach Troy Krause answered 10 questions about the upcoming season.
Years coaching the team: 16th.
Returning players (grade): Leah Porath (Sr.), Kali Rohan (Jr.), Kate Christian (So.).
Players to watch (grade): Leah Porath (Sr.), Kate Christian (So.), Sammie Pfefferle (Fr.), Meghan Besaw (Fr.).
Team goals/expectations: We are young, so we expect to improve throughout the year. Hopefully in doing so, we are able to compete with the better teams in the area and conference.
Team’s strengths: Quickness, guard play, ability to score.
Team’s weaknesses: Size, experience.
Teams to beat in conference: West De Pere and Seymour.
Biggest games on the schedule: Games with West De Pere and Seymour.
What you want players to get out of this season: Want them to realize how successful they can be and to play to the best of their ability.
Why fans should be excited for this team: We are going to play an exciting style of basketball, and we will play hard each and every game.