HAMILTON, N.Y. (COLGATE ATHLETICS) –
Colgate Women’s Basketball is forgoing the final two weeks of 2020-21 after yet another season-ending injury.
The Raiders have been attempting all year to put together a successful campaign after having begun play back in January with four players out for the season because of injury. Despite that, Colgate began this year’s abbreviated schedule with high hopes thanks to a convincing win at Army to open the season.
It looked like the perfect carryover from last year’s terrific 19-win showing.
But the injuries never abated and the season-ending list increased to five and then six and now seven, with more Raiders doubtful for a return to action over the next two weeks. Thus, the difficult yet necessary decision was made to halt play at nine games completed.
“We appreciate our medical team and administration putting the needs and safety of our student-athletes first and foremost,” Raiders head coach Bill Cleary said. “Despite how things have gone, I’m extremely proud of this team and the fight they showed throughout.
“They are looking forward to getting a fresh start and picking up where we left off with such a good feeling after last season.”
In place of a traditional Senior Day game, plans are in the works to honor Nia Ahart and Keelah Dixon, celebrating their accomplishments and recognizing their families for four years of support and achievement within the Colgate women’s basketball program.