Tip off

Lady Wolves start their 2021–22 basketball season strong

On Nov. 14, the Walla Walla University women’s basketball team played Rocky Mountain College in their first home game of the season. The Lady Wolves battled hard on the court, led in points by engineering senior and team captain Carolina Montez.

Head coach Tony Nakashima noted the challenges this year’s season holds. With eight players on the team, they have to be tough to hold out against larger teams. “We have had to adapt and change our game plan and make sure we are in better shape to sustain a high level of energy for all 40 minutes,” said Nakashima. 

However, there is a lot of motivation to see what this team can become. Nakashima says, “I’m excited to watch them grow as individuals and as a team.” The team has strong upperclassmen representation with four juniors and one senior.

The Lady Wolves will be facing off with Lewis-Clark State College in their first conference match on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Winter Education Complex. The event is open to the public and general admission is $7, however WWU students, faculty, and staff enjoy free admission. All spectators are required to wear masks in compliance with Washington state mandates.

To view the complete team schedule, visit uwolves.com. We look forward to seeing you supporting and cheering on our Wolves!

The athletics program at Walla Walla University provides the opportunity for student athletes to develop and exercise their athletic abilities, learn leadership skills, build lasting relationships, and grow spiritually. Maintaining a mission-centered approach, the WWU athletics program promotes a healthy, balanced life—body, mind, and soul—for their athletes through sport. Athletic opportunities include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. Learn more at uwolves.com.

Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Female basketball players pose in front of the administration building
The Walla Walla University Lady Wolves basketball team prepares for a great season.