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SOAS Slam Dunkers: Women’s Basketball First Team

Isacco Cividini, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies


Coach (Head Honcho): Rabah Tahraoui

Mascot: Maurizio the Minion – find him, and us, on facebook!

Current league position: 3rd, not bad considering SOAS as an academic institution is ranking 35th!

Plans for this term: Beat LSE. Beat Greenwich. BEAT EVERYONE! WIN THE LEAGUE! Also go to Paris for a tournament organised by Science Po and eat lots of cheese!

Key players: All our players are key to our success, but here’s a breakdown: Lavinia the G, Mercedes the ninja-turtle, Rachele – woman of steel, Vicki – the impeccable one, Sacha fierce, Salwa the hustler, Hope – the one who’s game is constant even when hell breaks loose, Dinah the shooter, Serena – the mending soul, Ginny – the one who’s ready to lose a limb, Lisa the swagster, Mehroosh – the determined one, Lizzie – the fully committed one, Busi – the one who’s pumped up to the max, Mieke – the one who owns the key, Liza – the one who won’t stand still, Marilu – the driving force, Rachel – the rebounder, Aïda – the one with the ankles, Mariella – ballin’ 24/7, and Oyin – born to dunk

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