Ivy Hoops Online: Congrats on the recent tourney win in Boca. How does it feel to take home two trophies in 2018 (after winning the WBI championship in March)?
Allison Guth: Feels excellent to take home the hardware in any tournament … We care about setting our sights to the only tournament that matters right now, and that’s the Ivy Tournament.
IHO: St. Louis, one of the teams your team defeated (in the FAU Holiday Classic, is a formidable team, having beaten Virginia earlier in the season. How do you think they would fare in the Ivy?
AG: St. Louis is a special team. They have talent both inside and out and are coached by phenomenal leadership in Lisa Stone and her staff. I believe they would be competitive in our league, just as they are in the A-10.
IHO: I heard that Yale had a few guests at the tourney.
AG: We were so fortunate to have our men’s and women’s swimming teams come to support our young women. It was incredibly special to have 62 fellow student-athletes cheering on their peers. This is what Yale is … a family! I want to thank my good friend Jim Henry (Yale’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach) who is a class act on every level.
IHO: Are there any early surprises in the Ivy to date?
AG: I have so much respect for our league, the talented coaches and tremendous student-athletes. I think Harvard’s win over No. 14 Cal is absolutely phenomenal.
IHO: Princeton is playing at a different level in December than November. What are your perceptions of the Tigers?
AG: Princeton is simply different with Bella (Alarie). They have a confidence that they are playing with that exemplifies their program’s tradition that Courtney (Banghart) has worked hard to build. They will prove to be a challenging opponent as always.
IHO: How excited are you and your team to have the Ivy tourney at Yale?
AG: It is special to have the Ivy Tournament at JLA (John J. Lee Amphitheater). However, we have a lot of work ahead of us to earn a spot in the tourney. We are focusing on improving and getting better each day. It is our goal to play and protect our house in March.