Friday, November 26, 2010


Hey everyone! This blog is going to be written by THREE of us :) Jenny Britton, Alex Starr, and myself, Stephaine Beck. We have reached our destination in Iowa. We had a great shoot around and a yummy dinner at Ryan's steakhouse. It was like a family dinner :)
The dinner was by far one of the funniest experiences ever. We had one of the most outgoing waitresses, her name was Judy and she did a chant for us. It was a tremendous chant, buttttttttt she called us "PAC" instead of "PUC" hahahaha She loved her job, definitely.
Back at the hotel room now we want to tell you about our sweet SUITE. haha Umm, first off-it's HUGE and spacious. Not to mention, we got a FIREPLACE!!!!! We have a kitchen, 2 tvs, a bedroom with 2 beds, a bathroom, and the livingroom is gigantic with a separate pull out bed. Oh, and Alex wants you all to know there also is a dishwasher! Even though we won't be doing any type of housewife chores here.
Besides all that, tomorrow is what we came here for. We play a tough Mount Mercy team at 1 pm (cst). According to the scouting report they have great shooters, they run a fast break, and they are good rebounders. We are without one of our post players tomorrow unfortunately. Lindsey Whitcomb suffered a concussion last game. Even though we don't have her she still came here to support us and we'll have others step up to fill in her shoes.
Well, we're going to do a little homework, watch a movie and head off to bed. Hope you all check up on us Saturday night or Sunday morning to see how the game went, if not we'll be blogging again soon!
Until next time..

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Road Less Traveled.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got to spend time with their family members, friends, and all other great people!! I can honestly say I am extremely thankful for every opportunity I have gotten being a PUC student-athlete. There is nothing I would change and I couldn't be any more happy at another place. Anyway, I got to go home and see my family in Mishawaka. It was a GREAT time. There is NOTHING like family. Now back at school Thanksgiving night- it is time to prepare for a game in IOWA.

Tomorrow we will depart for Iowa at noon for a 4 hour bus ride and an overnight stay to play on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm versus Mount Mercy. I do not know much about them, but we will bring our 'A game' and show up ready to play. We have continued to prepare ourselves for upcoming games. This week we are coming off a big win as we were victorious against IUSB, a division 1 team. We are now 5-1 and still hungry for more wins. We have a chance to do something extremely special this year and that is where our focus is.

Hopefully this isn't the only time we travel on the long road that not many travel on this year. Each day I tell myself and remind my teammates that we CAN make it to nationals. Not only to instill in their heads that we are good enough, but to remind them we have an opportunity of a lifetime to do big things with this group we have and become something special that the PUC athletic family will never forget.

Time to pack my bags!! Thanks for following and I'll be writing again to tell you all about the trip to Iowa.

Until next time..


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


First loss of the season is always hard. 4-1 isn't bad, but 5-0 is better. We will see how everyone responds in practice today. The ONLY good thing about losing is that you can improve on the areas you didn't perform well in the night before. We have to refocus and regroup and bring it again on Tuesday night. Like mentioned before these games we play now are to help us prepare and peak for conference. Not saying wins and losses don't matter, but they enable us to get everything out so we look sharp come conference time.

Even the greatest players in the game of basketball lost. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, etc. You can't go undefeated your whole career, BUT it's how you respond to a loss that truly makes a great player


Until next time..

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GAME DAY!!!!!!

It's that time again...GAME DAY!!!!

Purdue University Calumet (4-0) vs. Bethel College (4-1)..tipoff is at 7 pm!

This is a BIG game! LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you can't make it to the Fitness and Rec Center then you can watch it at:

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Believe it or not, this is where WE want to be in March-Sioux City Iowa!!!!

Hey everyone! Thanks for following the blog. Currently we are sitting at 4-0 with winning last nights contest 102-60 in Michigan. Arguably it was probably one of the hardest games yet because of the 4 1/2 hour bus ride. The beginning of the game was extremely sluggish and it wasn't until half time when Coach Medge got on our cases that we turned a switch and started playing OUR game. For future recruits, don't get 2 fouls in the first half of play or else you have to sit the WHOLE time and definitely never get 2 fouls the first 3 minutes of the game. Needless to say, I learned to hate that rule real fast last night ;)

Tuesday is a BIG game. We play on our home court versus a solid Bethel team. This game is a big game for us because they usually are a nationals team and also for me because the college is back in my hometown of Mishawaka. I don't recall the last time we've beat them, but it certainly hasn't been since I've been here. It'd be a great win for the program. We have to stay focused and stay hungry! Each player has to continue to contribute in every aspect that they have because we NEED ALL 11 players to be victorious.

Hope to see everyone at 7pm on Tuesday night!!!! GO PEREGRINES!

Until next time..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010-2011 TEAM INTRO

Hey everyone! My name is Stephaine Beck and I am a junior from Mishawaka, IN on the women's basketball team this season. Just like Mike Patton on the men's team I am PROUDLY a part of the Peregrine Posse as a Vice President. Basically, I pick up Mike's slacking ;) I encourage EVERYONE to join this club!! It's fun and only $5 to be part of the growth of our student fan club here on campus. It's the most rapid growing club on campus with 180+ official members!!!! The $5 cost is to pay for the shirt. HOW CHEAP, HUH?! Be a part of the club and show your school spirit!!! Athletics is quickly progressing since I've been here in all aspects. PUC is heading in the right direction, fast!!! This is thanks to our chancellor/vice chancellor, athletic director, sports information director, all coaches, athletic office workers, athletes and our fans.

Just to update some followers if you haven't been reading we are currently 3-0 playing all 3 games on our home court. This Saturday we take on Michigan-Dearborn in our first away game of the season. This game is important just as any other game, but it'll be our first test to see how we face the adversity of playing in a different environment. The support we have gotten over the years is appreciated and the amount of fans at ours games over the past 2 1/2 years that I have been here has turned for the good. WE ARE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!!

The team this year has a little bit of everything. We have 4 starters back, a deep bench and a great coaching staff. We were pre-season ranked 2nd in conference with 1 all-conference player (MeMe Harris), 1 honorable mention (Me), and a freshmen of the year (Tierra Turner) award winner in the 2009-2010 season returning. Incoming freshmen Brooklyn Short and Madison Gervais have made immediate impact, while IWU transfer Lindsay Whitcomb gives us great height under the basket. Savannah Hauter joins our basketball team after a long season with the volleyball team. She brings great work ethic in. Alex Starr has been an immediate impact for our team on the wing since her freshmen campaign last year. She is a tremendous shooter and has added to her game over the summer. Chrissy Lobo is a strong, but small post for us along with Amanda Gaskin playing at the same spot. They are both on the blocks, but play BIG for us and contribute. Senior wing Jennifer Britton is as always a great shooter and by my opinion the best shooter in our conference. MeMe Harris is coming off of an ACL injury, but has fully recovered and still one of the fastest point guards in the CCAC. Lastly, Tierra Turner is also on the block for us this year. We don't have too much height so just like the others she is a small post and last seasons freshmen of the year in the conference. We have worked hard in the off-season and during the beginning of this season thus far. Our goal is to win conference and advance to the national tournament hosted in Iowa in March, but until March it's one game at a time. With the talent, motivation, and heart we have this year it could be THE year!! We hope to see YOU at upcoming games. We appreciate all the support!!!!!! GO PEREGRINES!!!

I'll end on a quote by the best coach in the country (well, behind Coach Megyesi, haha) ;

"A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play." -Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University Men's Basketball)

Until next time..
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