Five women's basketball members head to Italy

Five women's basketball members head to Italy

TACOMA, Washington – Puget Sound women's basketball head coach Casey Kushiyama and four of his student-athletes depart for Italy, Wednesday, June 20, for international contests and a unique opportunity for experiential learning. 

Elizabeth Prewitt and Meghan Hamel will both play for a U.S. team coached by Jeff Hans (Thomas More). Cassidy Daugherty and Jamie Lange are teammates on another U.S. squad, coached by Adrienne Shibles (Bowdoin College). Kushiyama is an assistant coach for both U.S. teams.

"Exploring foreign countries, playing basketball overseas, and creating lifelong memories with coaches and teammates is what being a student-athlete at Puget Sound is all about," said Kushiyama. "I'd like to thank Josh Erickson and his staff for inviting me back and allowing me this incredible opportunity."

In addition to playing four games against local club teams, the five Loggers will enjoy several tours on land and on water.

Games will be played in Rome, Florence, and Milan. The U.S. teams will return home June 29.