By Matt Leon
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – Women’s basketball success at West Chester University is not unusual at all. Under the tutelage of head coach Deirdre Kane, the Golden Rams have been a consistent winner for years in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. However, what is unusual this year, is the age of the team doing the winning this season.
“It is the youngest team I’ve ever had in my tenure at West Chester,” Kane tells KYW Newsradio. “We start four sophomores and a junior.”
That group has put together a 17-7 record and sits at the top of the PSAC East with a 12-2 league mark. That’s good for a half-game lead over second place Bloomsburg, with those two teams readying for a showdown on Wednesday night on the Huskies home floor.
Despite the youth of this group, Kane says it didn’t take long for her to realize they had something special:
“I think it was early on, when we were playing some local rivals very tough,” she says. “Although losing to Philly U, Philly U is having a great year and it was a three-point loss and we missed a shot at the buzzer. And then going to Holy Family and winning. I mean those are always tough, local rivals, and I thought, ‘Hmmm, we might be on to something here’.”
Hear Matt’s full interview with Deirdre Kane…