Last year Bill Cleary’s Huskies went 24-6 and claimed the first PSAC championship since 1992. In six years at the helm of the Bloomsburg University Women’s program-Cleary a career mark of 112-48 that includes (3) twenty win seasons and currently a seven game winning streak.
“One of the things that’s real nice is we’ve had great leadership here in the past. I think the kids that have graduated here really did a great job of getting these kids prepared for the moment right now, and it’s if you run the system believe in the system and trust the system trust each other we’ll get a win,” said Bill Cleary.
In the Huskies three losses they’ve combined to lose by only 17 points that included a two point loss to Gannon the #2 ranked team in the country at the time back on December 21st.
“We’re just kind of playing our brand of basketball. We’re playing together as a team moving the ball winning games as a result,” said Jocelyn Ford.
“We knew we had a lot to live up to because of the girl’s that graduated, but I think we’re living up to a lot of people’s expectations and we’re actually surprising other people. If we keep doing what we’re doing we’ll be off to another great start,” said Adreana Sadowski.
Catherine Noack is a senior captain out of liberty high-school in Bethlehem. Catherine just joined the 1,000th point club, the 20th player in BU Women’s history with such an honor and joins her dad-Glenn as the first family combination to reach 1,000 points in their careers.
“Oh my gosh! It’s amazing! It’s really an incredible feeling to be that first family combination to do that, but like I said it’s a team milestone-I couldn’t have done it without them. The confidence of my team, and my coaches as well expecting me to shoot and having the confidence for me to make them,” said Catherine Noack.
Bloomsburg is looking for its third consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament and their first win after opening round losses the last two seasons.