Summer Hoops in Europe - Blair Koniszewski's Blog, August 13th

Sacred Heart junior Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, VA) is playing with Global Sports Academy Summer Collegiate Basketball Tour from August 7th through 15th.  Koniszewski along with a team of fellow collegiate players will be making stops in Belgium, Germany and Paris, France.

Koniszewski will be checking in on her travels throughout Europe to share her experience playing on the international stage.

Summer Collegiate Tour Blog

August 13, 2012

After a pair of games this weekend in Germany, today is an offday for us as we make the trip over to Paris. While in Germany we did plenty of sight seeing and shopping in both Cologne and Dusseldorf.  Our team played a pair of games against a team called Hagen and won both games by 25 points.  After each game our opponents shared dinner with us, which was a great experience.   We will play our final game on Tuesday against Houthelan in Paris and return home to the states on Wednesday.  But before that, a day of sightseeing in the City of Lights!

- Blair

August 11, 2012

Another win today as we played with the men's team in a double header against Fleurus.  Raven Barber from Mount St. Mary's is a forward on the men's team.  After we posted an 81-34 win, we finished our travels through Belgium with a tour of the captial city of Brussells.  A stop at the House of the King capped off our stay in this beautiful country.  It is now on to Germany!

- Blair

August 10, 2012

We had our first game action yesterday, taking on First Land, a Division 2 Pro Team.  Great first game, picking up a 97-63 win.  The Northeast Conference has a presence on our squad with Fairleigh Dickinson guard Danielle Pankey and Mount St. Mary's guard Ashley Christie along with Mount coach Denise King.  I need to get used to the international rules, picked up three fouls in my five minutes of action today.  Glad we got the win!  We also got to tour the beautiful city of Brugge where we did quite a bit of shopping.  Back on the court on Friday against Fleurus.

- Blair

August 7, 2012

Greeting from Belgium!  Today was an amazing first day. We landed in Mechelen, Belgium around 8:15 a.m and headed right for our hotel.  From there, it was off to explore and tour the city of Mechelen.  Despite being exhausted from our travels and a rainy morning and afternoon, it didn't damper what was an amazing tour of this beautiful city. We saw a beautiful cathedral and the town square, walking the streets while stopping in local shops and a downtown pub for a great dinner. After a long day of sight seeing, the team headed off to the gym for our first practice. It felt like we meshed well right away and everyone is excited for our first game tomorrow.  We will be facing a team called First Land on Thursday and Fleurus on Friday before heading to Germany.  Can't wait to get on the court and also see more of Belgium! 
- Blair