UConn fans got their first look at this year’s men’s basketball squad on Saturday with an open practice, where the team put on an encouraging display of physicality and chemistry.
While Saturday may have been the first official practice for the 2019-2020 UConn men’s basketball team, its goal was set way in advance. Alongside the practice court in the Werth Family Basketball Champions Center, behind a row of chairs and near extra equipment, there’s a large photo that follows the team wherever they go: American Athletic Conference Championship trophy.
The UConn women’s soccer team kicked off conference play with a tough loss to ECU (1-0) Thursday night. In the first half, UConn (4-4-1, 0-1 The American) came out strong in the first five minutes as Sophia Danyko-Kulchycky got a poke on goal, but it did not amount to anything. This was a common theme throughout the rest of the game.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past four months, UConn is going back to the Big East next year. As a result, Thursday’s 1-0 loss to ECU was the final American Athletic Conference opener ever for the UConn women’s soccer team. So in a sentimental fashion, let’s take a look at how the Huskies have done in the American openers during their tenure in the conference.
I played everything growing up: Basketball, softball, swimming and skiing. You name it, I did it. Athleticism is part of my nature. Being an athlete made me who I am. Twenty years later, I am a Division I soccer player for the second winningest program in NCAA women’s soccer history, and being an athlete is still my defining characteristic.