This was a season of improvement for the BC women’s basketball team, as the Eagles played their first season under new head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee. Of all the Eagles who thrived under Coach McNamee’s leadership, Emma Guy seems to have thrived the most of all, and for this reason she is BCI’s most improved female player. She beat out fellow nominees Cara Urbank (lacrosse), Olivia Vaughn (soccer), Clare Naughton (volleyball), and Dempsey Arsenault (lacrosse) for this honor.
As a freshman, Guy scored 170 points and had 118 rebounds in 30 games. Last season, during which she missed a chunk of games due to injury, Guy scored 143 points and picked up 112 rebounds. This season, under Coach McNamee and her staff, Guy led the team with 424 points and 200 rebounds in 30 games. Her scoring increase in particular shows how much Guy has improved as a player over her time at BC. Sure, she played 12 more games than she did last season, but she scored an astounding 281 more points this season.
A large part of this success likely due to the fact that, as Coach McNamee puts it, Guy wants “to absorb everything the coaching staff has to offer” and is willing to put in extra work in the gym and on the court to get better. We look forward to seeing how she continues to improve in her senior season with the team.