Sophomore forward India Pagan has taken a leap forward at the beginning of her second season as a Seawolf. The 6-foot-1-inch player, who started half of the team’s games last year, averaged just under 18 minutes a game and scored 5.9 per game as she got her first taste of college basketball.
The Shinnecock Nation celebrated its 72nd annual powwow in the Hamptons with a four-day gathering this Labor Day weekend, that included over a hundred vendors that represented different nations from all across America, nightly fire-lighting ceremonies, live presentations of clothing hand-weaving and dancing. It is one of the largest Native American gatherings on the East Coast.
The loss of contact with her struggling family made it hard for Perez to focus on basketball and her studies at first. Even so, she powered through, pouring herself into her game as a tribute to her loved ones.