Alex Goslin enjoyed a successful senior season with the Springfield College women’s basketball team, averaging career-bests in points per game (13.9) and rebounds (4.6.).
The South Windsor, Connecticut native started every game for the Pride this past winter and concluded her team’s 2019-20 campaign with 374 points, 104 assists, 123 rebounds, and 56 steals. Additionally, Goslin became the 16th student-athlete in program history to eclipse the 1,000th point mark when she netted a game-high 26 points in her team’s 106-62 win last December over Westfield State.
“It was pretty surreal,” Goslin said of her 1,000th point. “It was so loud and I think that just shows the family of Springfield College and how much support we have here from like my family and our Springfield College family.”
Named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Year, Goslin concluded her four-year career with the Pride by netting scoring 1,220 points in 113 games to go with 367 rebounds, 369 assists, and 190 steals.
We recently caught up with Alex Goslin to discuss her impressive career with the Pride, as well as her plans after graduation.
What will you remember most about your final season with the Pride?
All of the memories we made together. Not so much the wins or the losses, but more so the time we spent together in the locker room, on campus, and during practices. Additionally, I’ll remember the daily battles we had with each other on the court to competing and pushing each other to get better.
From a personal perspective, it was great to score my 1,000th point (last December), but that was only because of my coaches and teammates.
At the end of the day, it’s less about the personal accomplishments I had and more about the time I spent with the team. It’s hard to pinpoint one single thing that I will remember the most, but I think it would certainly have to be the people (I played with these past four years).
Was there a game (or two) that you will remember most from either your senior season or the past three years? If so, which game(s) are they?
One game that really sticks out in my mind was when we beat Smith College in last year’s NEWMAC Tournament. It was such a close and competitive game. Smith had some really skilled players on their team, but we battled the whole time and won as a team.
Another game I will remember is when we played MIT during my junior year at home. It was a game we won in the final ten seconds. It was another great win for us and it was one of those moments you dream about as a kid.
From this past season, I think it was our game against Westfield State. I scored my 1,000th point (during the game), and once my shot dropped in I was blown away by the support of both my teammates and our fans. It was our accomplishment, not a personal one, and it made me realize how grateful I was to be a part of such a special program, with the most amazing people.
What have you enjoyed most about competing for your team/program these past four years? What will you miss most after graduation?
I think I’ve enjoyed all of the connections I’ve made with my teammates, but also the memories I have made these past four years. My coaches and teammates have taught me a lot and enabled me to grow into a person I never knew I could become. I’ve learned life skills that will prepare me for future success while gaining lifelong friends that I know will always be there for me.
I think I will miss the little things such as team dinners, singing and dancing to music on the bus before games, and just being with my teammates off the court.
Do you hope to stay involved with your sport in the future?
I definitely plan to coach in the future. I would love to coach an AAU team at some point and definitely a high school squad, too.
As a future coach, I also hope to run clinics and summer camps to help young girls develop their skills, have fun while competing, and build a basketball community. I also want to continue playing in women’s basketball league.
Tell me about your major. How did you choose it and what do you plan to do with it after graduation?
I am a math and secondary education major with a minor in athletic coaching. I chose this major because I want to make a difference to future generations, but also empower them to become leaders.
I will be teaching eighth-grade math in Bolton, Connecticut next fall, and as mentioned in your previous question, I would also like to coach (at some point soon). I am really excited to give back the others and take the mission of Springfield College, which is all about education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership and service to others everywhere we go.