Saturday, June 29, 2013
Hello Clippers folks,
It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride this off season as big changes are in store for the rosters next season...
On the men's side of things we graduated David Tisserand, Andreas Lindell and Andrey Boldarev. These fine young men greatly contributed to our success during their tenure here at Concordia and will certainly be difficult to replace. Each have seen at least two NCAA "final-fours" and Andrey reached this milestone all four of his years.
Luckily we have two players already here on campus that will step right in and we expect them to have a similar impact to that of those recently departed. There will also be others joining the roster that will be announced in the near future and I look forward to sharing that shortly.
The women's picture will be significantly altered as the core of our roster will not be returning to our squad in the fall. Of course, we graduated Yuliya Plevako, Ana Mendes, and Camilla Xavier and they will be missed. In addition, Estelle Fougeray, after a super first year in Bronxville, has decided to give medical school a shot back in her native France and we wish her the best of luck. Luisa Candido will certainly be missed as she has opted for a transfer to another university. Lastly, Zi Ling has also left Concordia to attend another university.
Clearly, there is much work to do and I have been doing it...or at least trying to do it. Losing too much sleep actually. It's just not easy to replace so many players all at once. However, not to worry my friends of the Clipper ship, we will be just fine when school starts this fall. Final roster additions are expected and I hope that everything is completed in a few short weeks. I look forward to sharing the final rosters with you as soon as possible. I really think you will all be very proud of your new Clippers and will have quite a bit to be excited about going forward.