By: Aidan Conaghan
Abigail Johnson is one of the six returning players to the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team.
Last year injuries limited Johnson to just eight games. She averaged four points and seven rebounds a game. Going into her second season Johnson is very excited on what she can bring to the team this year.
“Having a year now is definitely a big thing for me because now I’m looking forward to what I can really bring to the team as an individual,” said Johnson.
Johnson grew up in England where she played for Barking Abbey in the top women’s league in the UK.
“I’m doing much better than last year. I’m getting used to the way things are here and I feel more comfortable being so far from my family,” said Johnson.
One of Johnson’s strengths is her elite rebounding.
“For me I feel like everyone has a gift and with me I do hope to be one of the leading rebounders in the A-10 and to bring a presence in the paint this year,” said Johnson.
With the addition of five new players Johnson likes the direction the program is heading going into the new season.
“I feel like there is more chemistry on the court. We just look good this year compared to last year,” said Johnson.
Even after an 8-22 record last year Johnson still feels the team can be successful this year.
“I’m expecting to get A-10’s and doing really well overall,” said Johnson.
Johnson and the Bonnies open their season on Nov. 6 when they travel to Lewistown, New York to take on the Niagara Purple Eagles.