“We want to win and we want to work hard.”
For the Woodinville High School Varsity Girls Basketball team, it’s their time to shine. With many goals and hopes for the season, it’s easy to say that this year will be one for the books.
“One of our goals, as always, is trying to compete for the KingCo Championship," said head coach Scott Bullock. "We won it the last two years in a row but we lost many talented players so it will be difficult, but it’s still our goal.”
With the KingCo championship on their minds, there’s no hesitation about why the team is so excited for the season ahead. With a blowout home win against Tahoma last Wednesday already under their belts, the girls are looking forward to their next home game on Monday, Dec. 3, against Lakes High School.
One key reason for their impressive start to the season is the team’s talent and cohesiveness overall.
“We feel like this year, we really have a quick team; one of the quickest teams in KingCo, if not the quickest," Bullock said. "We are going to really try and apply a lot more pressure defensively.”
Woodinville puts a lot of emphasis on both sides of the floor and with a great coaching staff leading the way, the Falcons are looking like a strong contender for the championship.
Bullock has lived in the community for almost 20 years and has been coaching at the high school for a little over ten years. He has been a girls basketball coach for seven years, with five of those in the head coaching position.
In addition to the regular season, Bullock is looking forward to a trip to Arizona over the holidays with the team to compete in a team tournament called the ‘Cactus Jam.’ There, the team will focus on team chemistry and leadership, especially amongst the captains and the seniors. Bullock wants to really emphasize that everything they do, they do together and as a team.
As Bullock said: “One of our goals is to be a family, be a team, to have fun, to have a great experience. We are here for each other; we are here for the experience. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to be a high school athlete.”
Senior captain Kim Frost echoed Bullock’s comments. She said she was really looking forward to, “better team chemistry, really getting along with the girls, being able to trust them and talk to any of them about anything. And of course, winning.”
To Woodinville’s delight, with a really good mix of six seniors, six juniors, one sophomore and one freshman on the varsity team, it seems like there will be no shortage of winning this year. However, to most across the state, the favorite this year would have to be Inglemoor High School.
Despite this early mentioning of Inglemoor to be the favorite, Frost stated that, “I feel like we are going to be really good this year and I feel like we are the underdogs right now and nobody really thinks we can do it. I’m excited to prove them wrong.”
Woodinville Girls Basketball 2012-2013. They are up for the challenge and ready to win.