The defensive and offensive performances of senior forward Alex Porter have been a major contribution to the success of the undefeated women’s basketball team so far this season.
Porter, a brain and cognitive sciences major from Rockville, Md., was named MVP of the Chuck Resler Tournament on Nov. 22. In the championship match against Moravian College, she tallied an explosive double-double that propelled the ‘Jackets to victory and recorded another over Thanksgiving Break at SUNY Oswego.
How do you deal with your opponents when they go on a run?
The most important thing is to stay composed. Each individual and the team [as a whole] has to be on the same page. You need to gather yourself, and sometimes a time-out motivates you and sparks you to get back out there. The tables turn and you’ll go on your run you and your opponent feed off each other.
Explain the importance of the little things during an average game.
You really can’t get the job done without doing all the little things. As long as you’re giving 110 percent and communicating on the floor, the rest will fall into place.
Describe the feeling you get after you put together an awesome play or score a big basket.
Motivation is the biggest thing. You just kind of get fired up individually and then you look at your teammates you can see it on their faces how excited everyone is.
What is one of the goals for the team this season?
Anyone’s goal is to get to the championship. Of course, we want to do that but our goal is to take it one game at a time. You have to give everything on the floor and finish every game saying that you have nothing left. If you feel like you’ve given 110 percent, then that’ll get you to the ultimate goal.
What’s your favorite sport outside of basketball?
Are you involved in any other clubs on campus?
I’m a member of Delta Gamma.
If you could meet anybody in the world, who would it be?
Kravitz is a member of the class of 2012.