Worcester, Mass.—The Clark University women's basketball team along with acting head coach, Denisha Parks is pleased to announce the appointment of seniors Ogechi Ezemma (Hope Valley, R.I.) and Cori Ouellette (Madison, Conn.) as 2018-2019 team captains.
"Ogechi has been a four-year starter for us and is a great role model to the players on and off the court. She does a great job leading by example," said Parks. "Cori is an encouraging and vocal leader. She brings a positive influence to the program that contributes well to the cohesiveness of our team," she continued. "We are very excited to have them both lead us this year!"
When asked what it means to them to be a captain and to lead their teams, and what they look forward to this season here is what Ezemma and Ouellette had to say:
"I am very excited to be a captain for the women's basketball team this year! To me, being a captain is leading by example on and off the court, supporting my teammates, and creating a positive environment so that everyone can be their best self. With this season being my last, I am looking forward to enjoying every single minute I have on the court," said Ezemma.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead an amazing group of young women, especially alongside six seniors who continue to inspire and amaze me. I hope my efforts this season on and off the court speak to the true character of my coaches here at Clark who have shaped the player and person I am today. I could not be more proud of the girls on our team and I am excited to see where our hard work takes us this season," said Ouellette.
Clark women's basketball opens up their season in the Worcester City Tip-Off Tournament at WPI on Friday, November 9th and Saturday November 10th. They will take on Worcester State on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.