By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In Mike McLaughlin’s first year as the head coach of the Penn women’s basketball team back in 2009-2010, the Quakers won just two games. Since then, however, Penn has made steady improvement and now the Quakers are enjoying one of their best seasons in years. They sit at 14-9 on the season, they are 7-2 in the Ivy League and they have won five straight games heading into Friday night’s visit to Dartmouth.
One of the big reasons for the constant improvement for the program, and the success this season, is junior Alyssa Baron.
A 5’10” guard who played her high school ball in Florida, Baron is enjoying the ride as the Quakers establish themself as a contender in the Ivy League.
“It’s a blast to be honest,” Baron tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s a lot of fun winning games, showing that our hard work is paying off. All our practices are going into these games and we’re showing that we’re able to win and showing we’re in the top tier of the Ivy League right now and we’re definitely a team to be reckoned with.”