Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dispatch from Down Under: CNU's Schweers on her first game and missing Mom

LadySwish is thrilled to have former Christopher Newport University legend Chelsie Schweers blogging for us during her season in Australia. Schweers, who happens to be the leading scorer in Virginia women's basketball history, signed with the Toowoomba Mountaineers in April. Here is her second report from Down Under.

I played my first regular-season game with the Toowoomba Mountaineers this past Friday against the Brisbane Capitals. We led for the majority of the game, but unfortunately we were not able to pull out the win. A few costly mistakes at the end of the game put us down by eight, and the Capitals took the win. 

Overall, it was a good first game for us, and we learned a lot. We are now shifting our focus to getting the win this Friday night against the Mackay Meteors. Mackay won the league last year, so we are expecting a tough game, but I am always up for a challenge! Let's go Mountaineers!

I'm just shy of my 24th birthday and in that time 

I have gone from playing basketball at Hickory High School in Chesapeake (Virginia) to playing for the Lady Captains at Christopher Newport University to playing basketball in Australia. I have been playing basketball since I was 7 years old, and from a very early age, my dream has been to play professional basketball. I didn't know at the time that meant I would have the opportunity to play overseas, first in Greece (2012) and now for the Toowoomba Mountaineers in the land Down Under. 

In all that time, my mother has been my biggest supporter. She has been to more of my games than anyone else and has spent a lot of time on the road and in the sky, either taking me to games and tournaments or following me to a game. This past Mother's Day is the first that I have not spent with my mother, and that is the down side to being so far away. Fortunately, technology has created a wide variety of communication options, and on Mother's Day, thanks to Skype, I was able to spend time with my mom. I hope you were able to do the same and I hope all the moms who have sacrificed so much for their sons or daughters had a GREAT Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Chelsie,
    It has been a JOY to watch you play basketball for over 16 years. I am thrilled you are getting to experience one of your biggest dreams. GO MOUNTAINEERS!

    Love MOM...