Jackson Krejci, who beings his 12th season as the Head Coach for the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves sees a lot of potential in his squad despite losing their top two scorers and defenders in Kate Jansky and Katherine White to graduation.
“We return a lot of quickness to our team this season,” Krejci said. “We will need to develop chemistry on offence and defense after losing Kate and Katherine, but I’m looking forward to see what girls step up.”
Returning for the Timberwolves is senior Anna Sluka who missed last season due to injury. Sluka was the starting point guard for the Timberwolves her sophomore year and averaged six points per game and three assists.
“Anna didn’t play last year so she’s motivated to have a great year and be the voice of this team,” commented Krejci.
Senior Kayla Geiger also returns for the Timberwolves after averaging four points and four rebounds per game last season.
Jaiden Papik will provide a defensive spark for the Timberwolves this season. The junior lead the team with 80 steals in her sophomore year.
Also returning is sophomore Emma Olsen who contributed five points per game and added four rebounds per contest a season ago.
Senior Alexis Turrubiates and juniors Cameran Jansky and Cammie Harrison look to have bigger roles for the Timberwolves this season.
“Our three seniors have been great,” said Krejci. “Anna has stepped in a vocal role for us and Kayla and Alexis have been great teammates throughout their career and I don’t have to worry about them not give 110% every day.”
Despite having some big shoes to fill, Krejci is looking for another successful season.
“We have had a lot of energy so far, especially on the defensive end during practice and the girls are doing a great job of pushing each other. If this team continues to work hard they have a lot of potential to improve and have a successful season.”