The Matador Women’s Basketball team saw its record-setting season come to an end, as it led traditional powerhouse Stanford through the opening minutes of the second half before falling behind and seeing its season end with a 73-60 defeat on March 21 at Maples Pavilion in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior Ashlee Guay saw her Matador career end with a valiant effort, scoring 27 points with four assists and four steals. Fellow seniors Janae Sharpe, Camille Mahlknecht, Cinnamon Lister and Randi Friess also played their final games for the Matadors, ending their careers as the most successful class in program history. The Matadors have qualified for the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons.
Guay summed up the feelings of the senior class when she reflected both on this season’s accomplishment, as well as those that have occurred throughout the past four years.
“It’s been an unbelievable experience to be a part of a program without a lot of wins and to come
in and turn around the program,” Guay said. “We’re playing not just for us, and we have the support of the
alumni, the school, the president. We’re playing for something bigger than us, and coach
reminded us of that. We play for the name on the jersey, for the girl next to us. I’m excited to
have taken the program to the next level, and I’m excited to see where it goes next.”
Here are photos from the Matadors’ trip to Palo Alto.