The second, and ultimately final, season is winding down for the Lady Wolves’ upperclassmen.
Guards Alexis Oglesby and Bernasia Fox, and forwards Brittany McWaine and Le’royia Campbell are down to their last semester of eligibility and are also set to move forward.
“I’m really going to miss it,” said Campbell. “It was fun to be able to travel with my teammates and bond with them the way that we have. We learned a lot about each other and were involved in through their time with the team, the four girls each developed individual relationships and when asked to give their thoughts on each other, they were more than open and sincere. Oglesby, originally from Plainfield East, is referred to by her teammates as
Lex and, according to numerous teammates, has a vertical out of this world.
“She’s really funny,” said Campbell. “She can probably jump out of the gym if she really tried to. She’s a great player, but she passes up on shots sometimes.”
“She kind of holds back a bit,” said McWaine. “We try to push her to take more shots. She’s going to have that big moment here soon.”
“I don’t know why she jumps so high,” said Fox. “She’s got so much talent, but she’s still so underrated.”
Fox, out of Joliet Central, is a three-point machine and a consistent piece for the Lady Wolves.
“She can shoot really well,” said Campbell. “I’ve known her for a really long time.”
“Bernasia’s kind of quiet sometimes,” said McWaine. “I love playing with her though, because she has such an intimidating demeanor. It’s fun because you never know what you’re going to get with her.”
“She’s a great player and a great teammate,” said Oglesby.
McWaine, out of Oswego East, is a force down near the basket with her strong rebounding and layup ability.
“I’ve played with her since seventh grade,” said Campbell. “She’s really strong and can make any play that she wants to.”
“Brittany is my dude, man,” said Fox. “She’s one of the best post-players I’ve ever met and can reach over just about anyone.”
“I look up to Brittany,” said Oglesby. “She always has something positive to say and she always gets on other players to perform better.”
Campbell, McWaine’s teammate at Oswego East, is a versatile force from both within and outside the point-line on both offense and defense.
“She’s been my friend for a long time,” said McWaine. “She’s a great player and I always try to set her up for a shot.”
“I always knew Le’royia was going to be a good player,” said Fox. “I saw her play when we were young and thought, ‘oh, she’s alright.’ Then I saw her play here, and she had gotten pretty good. I wouldn’t want to play against her.”
“Le’royia, she’s very talented,” said Oglesby. “Really athletic and a great player.”
The four Lady Wolves will be leaving in very high spirits, due to the improvement that the team has experienced compared to just last season.
The Lady Wolves were 12-19 last season with a 7-7 conference mark, while finishing fifth in the N4C. Fast-forward to now, and the team currently sits at 18-8 on the season with a 7-3 conference record. In addition, they still have a shot at first place in the N4C.
“We (the sophomores) improved a lot from last year,” said Fox. “It was our job to lead the freshmen as veterans.”
“It was tough at times, because everyone is sort of goofy,” said Campbell. “But we found a way to make it work and lead the pack.”
With just a few regular season games remaining, these four shining upperclassmen will try to leave their last mark on Lady Wolves’ history and keep their season going long after the final regular-season game ends.