Last week. Wow. Snow, Conference Tournament, and the end of the 2014-15 Season. Throw in the time change and we've got a little post season hangover going on in our house.
It's always an adjustment. This year, while we are sad that it's over, I just can't get over how good God was to us. We won 18 games. Considering how it all started: EJ's wreck, losing Tony and Kevin to poor grades, and then losing to Crowley's the first game - a final record or 18-10 kind of blows my mind. I wish we would've won our conference tournament, I wish we could've gotten a bid to the National Tournament, but goodness, this team overcame a lot, played for each other, and was just an overall awesome group.
Saturday's game was senior day. Below is what Josh wrote about each one (and was read during the presentation.)
"Jas is a senior from Memphis, TN. A business major, Jas transferred to Williams in 2011 from Dyersburg State Community College. Any successful team or business has to have a person like Jas working with them. His attitude and demeanor make everyone around him better. "
#0 Carter Clerveaux
"Carter is a senior forward from Brooklyn, NY. Carter is a Liberal Arts major with an emphasis in Biology. He is the Eagles 4th leading scorer, averaging 9.2 ppg this season. His approach in the classroom and on the floor is the true definition of what a Williams student athlete is all about. "
#23 James McClain.
"James is a 6-4 senior guard from Covington, TN. James is a liberal arts major with an emphasis in Physical education. He transferred to WBC in 2013 from Shawnee Community College. James was the 2013-14 AMC Newcomer of the year and Honorable Mention All-American. We will miss his hardworking attitude."
I will add that each one of these guys has left an imprint on our family. Each are very special to us and have been a joy to have on our team. Jas, Carter, and James are SO SWEET to our girls.
Just Saturday night, we were at McD's after the game. I had set the girls at the table and I got up to get our food. I looked over and Jas was squatted down between them just talking to them and holding their hands and making them laugh.
Also Saturday, Carter got a candy bouquet from his family and gave the girls a packet of m&m's. langley ripped into them and the m&m's exploded everywhere. Without skipping a beat, carter handed her another package and helped us pick up the ones on the floor.
James is always giving them high-fives and hugs and langley loves that she has a black toboggan like James.
These 3 have been some sweet big brothers. We will miss them, but look forward to them making a positive impact wherever God leads them.