From the pitch to the court, no matter what sport, Casey Mulligan, relentless athlete, knows how to lead a team. Mulligan was named captain of the Woodland Girls Soccer team; however she did not stop there and went into the winter season to claim the role of Woodland Girls Basketball team as well.
Mulligan has been playing basketball her whole life beginning at the age of four. Her passion for the sport came partially from her mother who played division one basketball at Fairfield University.
“[My mother] is a great mentor for me. I wouldn’t be the player I am now without her guidance. She always pushed me to be my best,” said Mulligan.
Falling for the sport even harder when she started playing for Woodland, she admires her teammates and can rely on them to brighten her spirits.
“My favorite thing about the team is the energy that everyone brings to practice and game,” said Mulligan.
Knowing that even when they are doing sprints or running through the same drills over and over, she and her teammates will support each other through and through and make the difficult times bearable. She looks forward to entering the Naugatuck Valley League tournament and States with her team and get further than they have in years past. She plans to do this by keeping the team motivated and bringing energy to each practice and games.
“I want to make sure both my teammates and myself stay focused and work hard during practice so even the slightest improvements will be translated into games,” said Mulligan.
She believes that one of the most important aspects of the game is being confident with the ball, so encouraging her teammates and supporting one another is a huge deal for Mulligan.
It is certain that she did not receive the “captain” title for no reason and her leadership qualities and commitment to her team will certainly show as she helps the girls to reach their goals for the season and improve as a team.