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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s visit at Le Moyne
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • May 17, 2024

On April 18 th , 2024, Le Moyne College had the privilege of hosting a special guest, acclaimed author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who delighted...

Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Column: The Long Journey at Le Moyne
Mary Anne Winfield, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

I never expected to be a “senior” senior at Le Moyne College. My first introduction to the college was in the 1970’s. I was a two-year...

Theta Chi house at Colgate University
Column: Why I want to see Greek life at Le Moyne College.
Payton Hirsch, Guest Writer • May 17, 2024

At Le Moyne College there is no presence of “Greek Life,” which has left many wondering why. According to Joseph Della Posta, the school’s...

Photo courtesy of Le Moyne; Images of Officer Jensen, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Lt. Hoosock posted at memorial service.
‘A True Leader and Phenomenal Teammate’: Remembering Fallen Officer, a Le Moyne Graduate
Stephen Moore and Aidan Clark May 8, 2024

The Rev. William Dolan wants you to know what the community lost when Michael Jensen, a Syracuse police officer and a Le Moyne graduate, was...

Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne  College’s History
Dr. James Carroll: The Donation that Rewrote Le Moyne College’s History
Legende McGrath, Guest Writer • May 7, 2024

In late March, Le Moyne College, specifically the College of Arts and Sciences, received a $12 million donation provided by Le Moyne alumnus...

Women’s Hoops Squad, Forecast as Second-to-Last in NEC, Plays Monday as Second Seed

courtesy of Le Moyne Athletics

On this coming Monday, the Le Moyne College women’s basketball team will be hosting its opening round matchup in the Northeast Conference Tournament. The team is no stranger to hosting the opening round of the conference tournament, which is something the players have done each of the past six seasons. But this year will be a little different, as Le Moyne women’s basketball will be hosting its first-ever conference playoff game as a Division I program.

The team was not projected to find very much success in their first season of Division I play. In the 2023-2024 NEC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, Le Moyne was picked to finish second to last in the conference, just behind CCSU.

It is fair to say Le Moyne shattered all expectations. Despite a shaky start to the season which saw the Dolphins go 2-11 through their non-conference schedule, they turned the corner and absolutely dominated in conference play. They closed out the regular season on a seven-game win streak and finished with a record of 14-2 overall in conference play, earning them the second seed just behind the Sacred Heart Pioneers.

“I think it is a credit to our leadership and captains on this team along with our ‘Le Moyne Way’ values,” head coach Mary Grimes said when asked what allowed her team to find such success amidst the transition to Division I.

“We fought through the adversity making sure that in times of desolation we avoided isolation, and with the leadership and values we started having success in conference,” Grimes added. “Furthermore, the captains have been here my whole time as a head coach and understand the expectations of our program and what it takes to have success on the court.”

The team has a long break before the quarterfinal match. “We are taking this time to rest, recover and catch up academically,” Grimes said. “As far as approaching the game differently, we are not. We treat each game as the biggest game of the season.”

Le Moyne will face whichever team finishes as the seventh seed in the conference. The game will be played at Ted Grant Court on Monday, March 11, time yet to be determined.

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