Mark Your Calendar, Lady Hornets Set to Tip Off the Season at Midnight Madness!
DAVIS, Reg. – University of Lynchburg’s “Hornet Midnight Madness” is back again, alerting the official start of the women’s basketball season, which will be Friday Oct.18, at the historic Turner Gymnasium.
The event will be the start of alumni weekend, in which fans and alumni will make their way back to campus for the whole weekend, as the University of Lynchburg women’s soccer team will host Roanoke, and the men’s team will host Eastern Mennonite Saturday, Oct. 19, the following day for homecoming. It will be three full days of demonstrating school spirit!
Maggie Quarles, a member of the women’s team, who saw 26 games last season as a starter and averaged 8.8 points per game for the Hornets, entailed that, “People should come to midnight madness and to support all of the hard work that we have put in. There is so much hard work from the players, coaches, and trainers that goes on behind the scenes, and supporting us makes it all worth it.” Maggie Quarles is entering her third year full of excitement for what is to come from the night and the rest of the season.
Hornet Midnight Madness will include music by the UofL pep band, routines from the school’s cheerleaders and dance team, tango by our very own Dr. Garren and his wife, video highlights from the school’s prestigious Lynchburg Hornet Sports Network [LHSN], coach and student-athlete introductions, scrimmages by the UofL women’s and men’s teams, a dunk contest, and much more.
Delaney Fay, another member of the women’s team who saw 11 games last year averaging 2.1 points per game for the women’s team, has had her freshman and sophomore seasons cut short after being sidelined by injury, but is looking forward to a full and healthy season, as she enters into her junior year.
She says that what she is looking most forward to, is “Being able to play and go through everything since I have not been able to in the past.”
Delaney is an elite scorer from the guard position who loves to get her team involved and cannot wait to showcase that this year’s midnight madness.
She hopes to see you there because in her words, “We are a fun group of gals […] and having people in the stands helps our confidence and energy so much.
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