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The Spartan Women's Basketball Program will undoubtedly find out where it stands before it ever plays its first official game on Tuesday, November 1 against Kansas City Kansas Community College. Completed late last week, the schedule is finally complete with the addition of an abundance of exhibition games. The Spartans have added seven exhibition games to their schedule to be played on four different dates. The exhibition season will open with a game against Doane College in Omaha. Marketed by both schools as a recruiting tool, Coach Gilcrist sees it as an opportunity to put the program in the minds of prospective recruits in the Omaha area. It will also give family members of current players an opportunity to watch the Spartans a little closer to home. The Spartans will then return to Omaha twice in the week to follow to play in the Midland University Jamboree and to face College of Saint Mary in a single game. The exhibition season will round out with contests against AIB in Des Moines and Graceland in Lamoni. Seven games spread over eleven days will test the conditioning of the Spartans, but it will also help them prepare for the November 1 start-date when they begin one of the toughest schedules in the ICCAC.
Player Name: Kaley Folkerts
High School: Bedford High School
Comments from Coach Gilcrist: Like her volleyball teammate Amber Thomas, Kaley Folkerts will be joining the Spartan Women’s Basketball program as a two-sport athlete this winter. Highly regarded as one of the best pure athletes in Iowa last season, the recommendations not only came from coaches but even parents in the local community. Coach Gilcrist had this to say about his latest commit, “Kaley will fit well into our up-tempo, aggressive system and we will look for her to provide much needed depth to our team. She one was of the first girls I tried to contact when I took this position and I feel blessed that she has decided to try to play multiple sports at SWCC.”
With two returning players, seven new players, a new head coach, and a new assistant coach, the Spartan women's basketball season is set. The 2011-2012 schedule has been posted and lady Spartans will start their season on October 22 in Omaha, NE. The Spartans will make their first home appearance on November 9 against William Penn JV. Mark your calendars now and plan to come cheer on the Spartans in their upcoming season. Go Spartans!