Mazzante giving back to the kids When Kelly Mazzante was playing basketball at Penn State from 2001 to 2004, the Lady Lions’ weekend home games would draw big crowds filled with kids wanting to watch her score a lot of points,Kamagra Jelly 100mg which she often did.Now she’s giving back to those kids.Mazzante, a Montoursville native who just completed her fourth year in the WNBA by winning the league championship with the Phoenix Mercury, will be the keynote instructor at a basketball clinic Oct. 13 at the Moshannon Valley YMCA in Philipsburg.Kamagra Jelly Au She’ll also be honored at a luncheon for her career accomplishments and WNBA title.”This is what I want to do,” Mazzante said at a press conference last week. “When I come home, I want to share the world championship with this area. This is where I grew up. This is where my career started, and I want to give back. In my mind, I’m excited about it. Every day, I think about what I want to do with the camp and the kids.””The opportunity for Kelly to come here to the Y is fantastic from the standpoint of everthing we’ve been doing with basketball and Coach [Mike] Bailey,” the YMCA’s Mel Curtis said. “We’re training kids from all over the state right now,http://www.pharmacyface.com and it’s an asset to us. Everyone’s excited about it.”Mazzante finished her college career as the Big Ten Conference’s all time leading scorer with 2,919 points. She was a four time All Big Ten First Team selection, three time Kodak All American, two time Big Ten Player of the Year and the Suzy Favor Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year.
She broke a number of school and conference records, including 3 point field goals (357, third in NCAA history), single season scoring (872 in 2001 2002) and freshman scoring (529).Kamagra Jelly Australia She reached the 1,000 and 2,000 point plateaus faster than any other player in Big Ten history.Mazzante helped the Lady Lions win back to back Big Ten titles in 2003 and 2004, respectively, three straight Sweet 16 appearances and an Elite 8 appearance in 2004.”The only thing I didn’t accomplish was win a national championship,” Mazzante said. “We have DVDs of the whole season, and I just came home and reminisced for a couple hours. It was a great four years. It’s something I’ll never forget.”I was born a shooter.Kamagra Jelly Ebay It was something I was always good at. I worked at it, don’t get me wrong, and I’ve improved my game. In [the WNBA), everyone’s big, everyone’s strong and everyone is fast. I learned how to get my shot off against them. It’s just what I do.”One person Mazzante, who’ll head to Russia to train soon, didn’t get to see was former Penn State coach, Rene Portland, who guided the Lady Lions to 606 wins in 27 years.http://www.pharmacyface.com Portland resigned in March a month after settling a drawn out lawsuit with Jennifer Harris, who accused the coach of “humiliating” and “berating” her because she was a lesbian.
Mazzante played her first three years in the WNBA with the Charlotte Sting before the team folded in January. This year, coming off the bench, she averaged 5.4 points per game during the regular season and 6.4 points per game during the playoffs.”I think I contributed pretty well throughout the season coming off the bench,” she said. “I have no problem doing that. We had a great team, a great chemistry.Kamagra Jelly Forum Winning a world championship is what I work for every day. I knew coming into the season that minutes would be something I would have to earn. Sometimes I played 20 minutes.Kamagra Jelly Melbourne Sometimes I played three minutes. Being in the league for so long, I understand my role.”She said she’d like to play about 10 years in the league before possibly becoming a coach or a TV commentator. Before that, though, she’ll be running the clinic, which is sponsored by the Moshannon Valley YMCA Elite Athlete Training Center and Triple Threat Hoops. Mazzante, who played tennis for four years at Montoursville, was asked what drills would be part of the clinic.”That’s top secret,” she said smiling. “You’ll have to come and find out. I can’t give you all the details.http://www.pharmacyface.com That’s in the works.”She said kids have to put in the time to get better.”There’s always someone out there trying to get better,” Mazzante said. They have to understand that there’s a professional level now. They can play at the top. I always set goals for myself before the season starts just to keep myself motivated and working hard.