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Teagan Thompson Feature

Written by on February 28, 2020

THE CODY FILLIES HAVE EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS THIS YEAR. A YOUNG TEAM, THE FILLIES FEATURE FOUR FRESHMEN AT THE VARSITY LEVEL. COME SATURDAY THEY WILL LOOK TO SEND TEAGAN THOMPSON OUT ON A HIGH NOTE. THOMPSON IS THE LONE SENIOR ON THE FILLIES ROSTER, HAS BEEN A CONSTANT LEADER THROUGH THE WHOLE SEASON AND IS SOMEONE HEAD COACH CHRIS WAGNER HAS LEANED ON TO LEAD THIS TEAM. I SAT DOWN WITH TEAGAN TO ASK HER ABOUT SENIOR DAY, WHAT HER BEST MEMORY IS OF PLAYING FOR THE FILLIES AND HOW SHE WOULD ASSESS THE SEASON UNDER FIRST YEAR HEAD COACH CHRIS WAGNER.

TEAGAN THOMPSON ON THE EMOTIONS OF PLAYING AT THE SWEITZER GYMNASIUM ONE LAST TIME.

“IT’S DEFINITELY REALLY SAD, YOU KNOW? GOING OUT, NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY WITH THIS TEAM ANYMORE. I THINK THIS YEAR WE REALLY HAD A GOOD TEAM CONNECTION AND SO IT’S JUST GOING TO BE, IT’LL BE FUN BUT IT’S GONNA BE HARD AND SAD TO LEAVE BEHIND MY TEAM AND COACHES AND JUST THE SPORT IN GENERAL.”

TEAGAN CALLED THIS SEASON A LEARNING EXPERIENCE GETTING TO KNOW A NEW HEAD COACH, PLAYING IN A NEW SYSTEM AND GOES ON TO ASSESS THE SEASON.

“I THINK THE SEASON WENT REALLY WELL. I THINK IT WAS A GOOD BUILDING SEASON I WOULD SAY. SINCE IT WAS THE COACHES FIRST YEAR IT WAS A LOT OF TRYING NEW THINGS OUT AND GETTING USED TO A NEW SYSTEM AND A WHOLE NEW BASKETBALL PROGRAM IN GENERAL. SO I THINK GOING FORWARD THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF SUCCESS. COACH WAGNER IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BRING A NEW LEVEL OF GAME FOR ALL THE TEAMS. JUST THE TEAM CAMARADERIE WE BUILT. WE FOCUSED A LOT ON COMMITMENT. EVERY GIRL PUT ALL THEIR EFFORT TO EVERY GAME AND EVERY PRACTICE WE HAD AND WE WERE ALWAYS PUTTING IN EXTRA TIME.”

TEAGAN GOES ON TO TALK ABOUT WHAT’S IT’S BEEN LIKE TO PUT ON THE FILLY JERSEY AND PLAY FOR THE BLUE AND GOLD THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

“BASKETBALL IS A SPORT THAT I REALLY CHERISH CAUSE I KNOW IT’S ONE THAT I ONLY HAVE THESE FOUR YEARS WITH AND SO I’M SAD TO LEAVE IT BEHIND BECAUSE YOU DON’T GET THESE OPPORTUNITIES ANYMORE. IT’S DEFINITELY BEEN SUPER FUN. I LOVE PLAYING OUT ON THE COURT. ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF ALL THE FANS AND THE BAND. IT’S JUST SUCH A RUSH AND ALL THE SUPPORT THAT WE GET FROM THE COMMUNITY AND FROM OUR TEAMMATES, COACHES AND SCHOOL. IT’S SUCH A GREAT FEELING GOING OUT THERE AND PLAYING, HAVING THEM ALL CHEER FOR YOU AND THEN JUST HAVING THAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND CONNECTIONS.”

AND GOING FORWARD TEAGAN BELIEVES THE SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR THE CODY FILLIES WITH COACH WAGNER LEADING THE WAY.

“UNDER HIS COACHING I DEFINITELY THINK THE TEAM CAN BE REALLY SUCCESSFUL. I KNOW HE WILL DEFINITELY DEVELOP AND TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. HE’LL FIGURE OUT WHAT’S NOT WORKING, WHAT IS WORKING AND WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE. I THINK THE PLAYERS ARE USED TO HIM NOW AND THEY CAN ADAPT AND CHANGE TO EVERYTHING HE DOES. I THINK GOING FORWARD HE’LL HAVE REALLY SUCCESSFUL TEAMS.”

HEAD COACH CHRIS WAGNER TOOK OVER THE FILLIES BASKETBALL PROGRAM THIS YEAR, COACHING TEAGAN FOR THE ONE SEASON AND SHARES WHAT MAKES TEAGAN SO GREAT.

“JUST A NICE, JUST A GREAT PERSON ALL-AROUND. A GREAT STUDENT. GOING BACK TO THE SUMMER WE KNEW RIGHT FROM THE GET GO WHEN SHE STARTED STEPPING IN THAT SHE WOULD BE ONE OF OUR LEADERS. YOU KNOW SHE’S DEFINITELY SHOWN THAT IN BIG MOMENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON SO SHE’S JUST BEEN A SOLID PIECE FOR US.”

TEAGAN THOMPSON WILL LEAD THE FILLIES ONTO THE SWEITZER GYMNASIUM FOR ONE FINAL THIS SEASON ON SATURDAY WHEN THEY PLAY HOST TO RIVERTON. TIP-OFF IS SCHEDULED FOR 3 IN THE AFTERNOON.

THE THE FULL INTERVIEWS WITH TEAGAN AND COACH WAGNER AND TO LISTEN TO THE FEATURE CLICK HERE:


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