“For us, it’s a good opportunity to have a focus period in our summer – to bring everybody together, work on a few of our systems things, and then have a couple of tests to see how some of that stuff works,” Cascades head coach Al Tuchscherer said.
The host Cascades are coming off a season which saw them go 13-7 in Canada West conference play and earn a sixth straight playoff appearance. Guard/forward Kayli Sartori, forward Taylor Claggett, and guards Kate Head and Sydney Williams are among the key returnees for the Cascades.
In other news, the women’s basketball team has begun a shoe drive, collecting gently used footwear for donation to those in need. They’re collecting on behalf of Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization which has distributed 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries since 2006.
Fans are invited to bring shoes for donation to next week’s games – a collection bin will be set up in the lobby of the Envision Athletic Centre. The Cascades are aiming to amass 1,000 pairs of shoes for the organization.