Last season, sophomore Danielle Migliore was just a freshman guard from Frankfort,New York who could knock down threes.
This year, she’s a key starter on a young team hungry to improve off their 9-20 campaign last season.
With second-year coach Jesse Fleming getting a full off-season with his team, Migliore impressed enough to crack the starting lineup last Saturday in the exhibition game against Edinboro, playing 35 minutes, scoring 12 points, coming off four threes at 50% shooting.
Reporter Justin Myers sat down with Migliore to discuss her relationship with the team, who she models her game after and her personal goals for this season.
What are some things you improved on during the off-season?
Migliore: I really tried to improve all aspects of my game from confidence, to mental game, defense, just getting in the gym a lot and shooting extra really helped me.
The most important thing you learned from freshman year?
Migliore: My mental game was most important. In high school I was able to get mad and not care. But here, it’s different. If you get mad it affects your next play, rather in high school it didn’t.
What goals do you have for yourself this season?
Migliore: Personally, just to make an impact for the team, be more of a leader, and to set myself up for success.
How is this year’s team different from last year?
Migliore: I think we gel better as a group this year. A few of us are more experienced like me, Jalisha Terry and Rhianna Council. We had a learning year, which helped a lot. This preseason getting to be together all the time helped our team.
Are there any players you try to patent your game after?
Migliore: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore.