The Georgia Soul women's professional basketball team tips off its second season Sunday, May 7th with a home game against Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) Atlantic division opponent the Capital City Cougars. The start time is 4:00 P.M. and the game will be played at Laney High School, home of the 2017 state champion Lady Wildcats.
The Soul will aim to defend last season's division title, but team owner Ernesia Wright has a more ambitious goal for her talented group of former collegiate stars: "Instead of just winning the regional tournament, our goal this year is to win the national tournament," Wright said in a telephone interview Wednesday.
The Soul finished last season ranked #7 in the nation after finishing with an 11-4 record. Led by former Hephzibah and East Carolina standout Lacoya Terry and former Laney and Francis Marion star Eboni Fields, the team was eliminated in the first round of the national tournament, which was held in San Antonio, after they won the Atlantic region tournament. Terry was named to the WBCBL All Star team and Fields garnered honorable mention recognition.
The team also features Wilka Montout, who played collegiately for the University of South Carolina, winner of last season's NCAA tournament. Also returning will be Morgan Stroman (Miami University) and Morgan Jennings (Auburn University). When the Soul's season begins, the two Morgans will be fresh off a run in the Romanian professional league.
Newcomers include former Augusta University stars Breonna O'Conner and Kariel Hutt, who led the Lady Jaguars to the sweet 16 round of the 2016 NCAA tournament. Also joining the team for season two are Ciara Lyons, a former Glenn Hills and Lander star, and Monique Martin, who played her collegiate basketball at Middle Tennessee State after averaging more than 40 points per game during high school as a Thomson Bulldog.
The Georgia Soul’s schedule and information about the team and its mission can be found at http://www.georgiasoulbasketball.com/
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ernesia Wright at (706) 755-8059 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As we continue to grow, we are taking steps to ensure our longevity and progression toward setting the standard for post-collegiate athletics on a professional stage. The WBCBL is continuously seeking ways to better our operations and build brand awareness.
With that being said, it is a blessing and an honor to officially announce our own, Ms. Terri Steed, as the new WBCBL Commissioner. Ms. Steed has been actively involved with the WBCBL since 2008. She has provided stability and growth as a member, Team Owner, Regional Director and Assistant Vice President of the WBCBL. As Commissioner, she brings to the table over 26 years of experience in City Park and Recreation management, conflict resolution, event planning, and wealth of knowledge with 21+ years of professional sports experience.
Please welcome Ms. Steed into her new role and let’s continue working together to move forward.
Ms. Steed can be reached via email at Commissioner@WBCBL.com
-- Mr. Willie McCray
WBCBL Founder & President
Charlotte Invasion will Compete Against Georgia Stampede in Season Opener on May 6th
Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte Invasion is more than just a national championship basketball team. They are Charlotte’s hometown champions! Their superior talent and dedication has yielded three championship trophies in just 3 years of play. The most competitive women’s basketball can be found here! This year’s season opener will take place at Charlotte Latin School – 9502 Providence Rd. in Charlotte, NC on May 6th at 2 p.m. against a new entry into the Carolinas Region - Georgia Stampede.
We are Charlotte Invasion - that’s the theme of the 2017 season! This community organization is bringing home the relatability of being a champion by asking everyone to “Join the Hive” with each level being a champion level. This initiative falls in line with Charlotte Invasion’s championship mentality and commitment to bringing the community together.
The Charlotte Invasion is still looking for community partners in terms of sponsorships and partnerships to champion our motto of service, support, and heart healthy lifestyle education. “Invest in the Invasion” is a program that allows partners to choose their level of involvement and customize their benefits package from top to bottom. There really is no wrong way to get involved! Like they said, every level is a champion level!
This season will prove to be the most exciting as we pull from Charlotte’s best talent in an effort to bring home another championship!
Charlotte Invasion’s season starts on May 6th, but the community impact will continue throughout the year. They are always looking for talented young women who are looking to take their careers to the next level and help uplift the community. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or team information, please visit our website at www.charlotteinvasion.com or call our Director of Marketing, Alexis Davis at (919) 673-6736.
About Charlotte Invasion:
We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose mission is to empower and engage the athletic community through service, support and heart healthy lifestyle education.Our purpose is to collectively mobilize our team to community resource ambassadors to create leadership development opportunities for young women to exhibit everyday excellence.
About the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League:
The WBCBL's mission is to provide highly competitive basketball for women age 20 and older (by May 1st). The competition level ranges from former College players to former NWBL and WNBA players and current international players. In addition, the WBCBL has built a networking relationship with professional international basketball scouts and agents to broaden the possibility of higher-level professional jobs being offered. ###