Eagles on Me, Eagles on 3, 1-2-3 Eagles!


Swoosh! With the women’s basketball season coming to a wrap, the team has shown persistence and dedication throughout this challenging season. The team is led by Coach Ryan, a special education teacher at Enloe, Coach Lee, a volunteer coach, and Coach Rhaney who teaches CTE classes here at Enloe

Senior captain and power forward CJ Agwu explains what makes Enloe’s women’s basketball program different from others. To begin, here is no JV team. “We have one strong varsity team. That makes us different,” Agwu says. To be an Enloe basketball player, it takes grit. Although the team has some doubters, that is what pushes them every day to become better. CJ’s biggest motivation while playing basketball is being a captain. “Knowing that my team is looking towards me for leadership, I have to be an example of how to keep fighting.”

Sophomore point guard Kaylee Williams expresses her experience in her first year on the team, “It has been a learning experience to be on a team but I see firsthand how hard we work and try even though it may not reflect on the score.” The team is very close to each other and participates in bonding activities such as bowling, hanging out on the weekends, and going to college women’s basketball games.

After being on the team for three years, Nina Simone Kernick reflects on this being her last year and her first year as captain, “I think the biggest thing in basketball is working together and understanding each other.” With this being her last year, Kernick feels it was a special year playing basketball because she was with her team. “There are many smaller highlights, like bonding within the team. Celebrating small wins like achievement goals allowed us to connect.” 

Above all, the women’s basketball team at Enloe shines in their dedication and love for the sport and one another. Going into next year, some wisdom the senior captains hope they have embedded into their team is to stand up for themselves. “I hope everyone can be comfortable standing up for themselves and speaking how they feel,” says Nina Simone. As for Kaylee, her first year on the team has been a memorable one. Next year she hopes “to get better and help the program grow so teams after us can be more successful.” We have seen this team flourish in front of our eyes this year, and we know they will be exceptional in the years to come. We love you, lady eagles!