Blue Collar Red Foxes, The Men Behind the Women’s Team

Here at Marist College, the women’s basketball team is undoubtedly one of the most notable sports teams found on campus. The team is a traditional powerhouse, having reached the NCAA Basketball Tournament every year astoundingly since 2007. Now, while the members of the women’s team are generally recognized throughout campus, there are other contributing members, whose names may be less recognizable.


Ryan Kenny, a senior at Marist College contributes to the Women’s basketball team as a member of their practice squad. Ryan, as well as Marc Iacovelli, work with and against the Marist women’s squad in many of their practices.

I had a chance to catchup with Ryan as he was heading to the McCann Center to put up a few shots in the gym.

Ryan Kenny, member of the Marist Women's Basketball Practice Squad.

Ryan Kenny, member of the Marist Women’s Basketball Practice Squad.

“I don’t do it for the fame or recognition. A lot of people do it for the stardom and attention so you often forget about those who put in their blood, sweat, and tears just to make the team better,” said Ryan.

Currently, the Marist Women’s basketball team sits at a disappointing record of 2-4, but as the season progresses, the Red Foxes will strive to improve, beginning of course, in practice and leaning on the hard work and dedication of their less recognizable members.

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