Q & A with women’s basketball player Kali Szczepanski

Skylar Blankenship
Staff Writer

PHOTO BY IZZY KOKOSZKO | The Hudsonian Student Newspaper

Sophomore guard Kali Szczepanski, a criminal justice major, works well with her team as they continue their five-game winning streak this season.

Szczepanski has a field goal percentage of 48.5 percent, a free throw percentage of 77.8 percent and an average of 2.4 rebounds a game. Szczepanski also has an average of 11.9 points per game and has scored a total of 83 points this season.

Last season, Szczepanski’s stats in terms of shooting totals include an FG of 77-232, PCT of 33.2 and 3PT of 18-66.

This past Tuesday, she helped lead her team to a victory over Monroe College, scoring 20 points off of eight field goals, two three-pointers and two free throws, helping them to their fifth win in a row as they advance to an impressive record of 6-1.

Before coming to Hudson Valley, Szczepanski was a student at Watervliet High School.

Szczepanski is the only sophomore on the team.

Q: When did you start playing basketball?

A: “I started playing in 4th grade and I’ve been playing ever since.”

Q: Did you play other sports when you were younger?

A: “Soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball and gymnastics.”

Q: Did you play other sports when you were in high school?

A: “The same as I said before, just not gymnastics in high school.”

Q: Why basketball? … What do you love about the game?

A: “It makes me the happiest. It’s a good escape from everyday life.”

Q: What was your position in high school?

A: “Mostly a shooting guard, but I was playing every position in high school.”

Q: What are your goals for the season?

A: “To win the championship! And to improve on last season.”

Q: What do you think of the team’s season so far?

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