Q&A with Manchester Valley senior forward Lindsay Seipp. (Megan Woodward and Max Simpson / Carroll County Times)
What are some of your personal expectations you set coming in this season?
"For the whole team, we're 14 strong so everyone has their role and a certain talent that they're good at. Whether you're cheering for them on the bench or you're making layups or making good passes, everyone has their certain thing — it's not about just scoring points. For me personally, it's about having fun and loving the game and playing with my friends that I've played with since I was really little."
How important is the aspect of "14 Strong" for this team?
"It's really important because we have a bunch of new girls from North Carroll and they're learning how to work with us and we're learning how to work with them so we're going over a lot of things and it's good for all of us because we're all refreshing on what we need to do in order to be successful like last year."
What are some things this team has really been working on in practice or games to capitalize?
"We're really working on meshing together and rotating the right way so if someone falls behind or falls out, someone is picking up their slack, just because everyone has a bad game and messes up so everyone has to pick up each other."
With the success Man Valley has had, do you think that sets up a good perspective for this season?
"We definitely have a target on our back, everyone wants to beat us and we really have to work really hard in practice to pick out other teams so that they're not picking out our weaknesses so we practice really hard in order to get better for every team no matter what team it is."
What's your favorite Christmas gift you've ever received?
"My favorite gift was probably my TV for my room last year because then I can chill in my room and watch TV."