Kelly Bergeson is in the midst of her senior year at Farmingdale High School, and right now she is starring on the basketball court for the Dalers. The Daler point guard is leading the team a season removed from a very impressive 13-8 record. Bergeson has gotten Farmingdale off to an excellent start thus far during the 2019-2020 season a scorching 3-1 out of the gate for a team, and a player, with championship expectations.
Bergeson and the Lady Daler’s lax team put together a season for the ages in 2019. Going 14-3 overall and 11-0 in conference play. The Dalers breezed through their opening round playoff opponents. Then in the semis they ran up against top seeded Syosset. Bergeson put in the game-winner as Farmingdale finished the upset. Their Cinderella season was expected to end in the championship, many experts predicted an easy win for Massapequa- Bergeson had other ideas. She put in three goals as the Lady Dalers were crowned county champs. Bergeson is back and looking to repeat, trying to prove they are no fluke. The studlete Daler took a break from basketball to talk with us here at the LILJ.
Q: How has the start to your senior year been?
Senior year has been great so far, continuing with my studies and focused on lacrosse in the off season.
Q: How has early season basketball going?
It’s nice to get back to basketball, I really missed it and it’s competitive as usual! We have 9 out of 13 of our team, underclassman. So it’s been full of learning and progressing as a team to get to know one another better
Q: Did you ever consider playing basketball in college?
I have always loved basketball and I’ve played it for as long as I could remember but I knew that I wanted to continue my lacrosse career further. I will definitely miss basketball but I’m excited to see what my upcoming lacrosse career holds!
Q: Why did you choose Quinnipiac?
I chose quinnipiac because I immediately fell in live with the campus and coaches. It felt like I had a second set of parents to guide me and the coaching staff welcomed me like their own; it felt like a home away from home.
Q: What has been the highlight of your lacrosse career?
iIwill never forget winning the county championship with the best team last season, 100% the highlight of my career so far, it was an unforgettable feeling.
Q: What motivated your team to the championship last season?
Last year we unfortunately lost a very important part of Farmingdale lacrosse- Bella, our guardian angel who inspired us to do something bigger than ourselves. She couldn’t play so we won the Nassau Championship in her honor. Young Bella passed away last May after a long and hard fight with brain cancer. Her spirit and drive led us to strive for more. number 6, yellow bands around our arms or knees reminded us that lacrosse was more than a sport, it was a blessing. Bella will be forever remembered and loved by all of the Farmingdale community
Q: How have you stayed focused now as defending champions?
As a team we are determined to stay focused and continue to develop throughout the off season as we will be playing in an indoor league, bubble training, and extra cardio sessions. We are excited to see where our hard work can take us this season!