Jamie Boeheim balancing success of Jamesville-DeWitt, Syracuse basketball
Jamie Boeheim , Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's daughter, is a senior this year at Jamesville-DeWitt high school and a star player on their girls varsity basketball team. Throughout her varsity career, she has attended four state championships and helped the Red Rams win their third consecutive state title. While participating on the court, she also does her best to make sure she can be court side at her father's games as often as she can.
The Jamesville-DeWitt girls were 23-4 overall on the year, having another terrific season which led them to the state championship game.
Defeating Elmont Memorial 64-51, the Red Rams earned their third consecutive state title. This win meant more to Jamie this year than years prior because it was her final season with the team. What also made it special was that their win was not only announced on local broadcast but, it was also announced on national television during the SU game against Michigan State. There, Jamie attended the game with friends and teammates, Meg Hair and Kasey Vaughan.
"Me and Kasey said that at the game that we were going to win, SU's going to win, they have to," Jamie Boeheim said during a recent interview.
Both teams success really lightened the mood in the Boeheim household after the not-so-successful season that the men's team had this year.
"So we definitely need this run and happiness in our house hold," she added.
They were the last choice for the NCAA tournament this year but, they have continued to dance their way into the Sweet 16. Jamie is hopeful that the boys will beat Duke on Friday and advance to the Elite Eight in Omaha, Nebraska.
"It was honestly one of the best weekends of 2018 so far."
"With the SU season so far, they definitely struggled this year, so we definitely need this run and happiness in our house hold. So it's been a little hectic but crazy and one of the best parts of the year so far. It was really hectic, my mom actually planned out the flight right after we won the next morning to fly out with Meg and Kasey. I was so happy, it was honestly one of the best weekends of 2018 so far and to see SU win. Me and Kasey said that at the game that we were going to win, SU's going to win, they have to. There was really nothing wrong with that weekend. It was perfect."
Jamie and the Red Rams are the subject of this week's Toyota Athlete of the Week, which can be seen this Thursday on NBC3, CBS5 and CW6.