Photo Courtesy: Jim Stankiewicz

Meghan Gordon (‘26) is a Sophomore at SNHU on the women’s basketball team. Gordon has been on the team since her freshman year and has been playing basketball since she was eight years old.

At a recent game on February 21, Gordon scored 11 points for the team, with the end score being 51-56, in favor of Southern Connecticut.

Since playing at SNHU, Gordon has eight or nine players she has been with since the beginning, and grew as a player alongside them.

“It’s a lot of fun. It definitely shows all the hard work that we have put in, and we’ve all grown as players and individuals to become a successful team. After last season, every single player knew what they had to do to improve to make our team play at the next level, and most of us have done that and that’s what made us successful,” said Gordon.

Since last year, Gordon has seen a change in her confidence, before she struggled with confidence in taking shots, since then, she has trained a lot and worked hard to be where she is now.

“I would definitely say my confidence on the court my freshman year. I struggled being confident taking shots and I was very nervous on the court, but as a sophomore I trained a lot this summer and built up my school work to where I’m more confident playing,” said Gordon.

Gordon shares a core memory from freshmen year, the team played at the NE10 championship game against Bentley.

“The biggest core game was last year when we hosted the NE 10 championship against Bentley. We ended up losing that game, but the stands were packed. We had a great turn out and it was so much fun playing in front of a big crowd and seeing how many people were there to watch and support us,” said Gordon

Gordon feels excited about this season. The team is playing good basketball, and the playoffs are coming up.

“Our team is at a good level right now and a good place, we’ve been playing some really good basketball so I’m just excited to see what the playoffs have for us because we’re very strong and we’re only going to go up from there,” said Gordon.

The team’s losses on the court teach the team how to stick together during hard times, by sticking together, they can grow stronger as a team.

“So I honestly think the losses that we have, in a way, bring our team closer together. When we’re down in a game or losing, we don’t start turning on each other, we come together and play as a team and stick together because at the end of the day, that’s how we win,” said Gordon.

The women’s basketball season started November 15 and the regular season ends February 27. Playoffs and the NCAA tournament begin in March.

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