5.10.2010

Gonzaga High School Basketball 2009-2010

If I could choose my dream job, the one thing that I'd do for the rest of my life is document the seasons of various sports teams. From practice to preseason to post season celebration, or dejection in some cases. I'd like to be there and be the eyes for the people who weren't. I had the opportunity to do that in a less committed capacity with the Gonzaga High School Purple Eaglesvarsity basketball team. During my time there, it was interesting to see the joys of the highs and the disappointment of the lows. They put a lot of hard work and passion into winning and being the best team that they can be, and it shows when I take a look back into the season I just shot.

The Gonzaga Eagles were one of the best basketball teams in the Washington DC metro area this year and have been for years now. They are even considered one of the top programs in the country as they travel during the Christmas holiday competing and defeating some of the country's best teams.

The Purple Eagles finished this season 28-7 and ranked 23rd in the nation according toMaxPreps.com. They lost the WCAC championship to DeMatha but exacted some revenge shortly after defeating them in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament. I created and published a book chronicling this years team and you can preview the whole book here. Shout out to coach Steve Turner and the Gonzaga Eagles. See y'all next year...well, some of y'all.

Purchase Book Here Front/Back Cover

Gonzaga basketball Malcolm Lemmons and Malek Williams
Gonzaga basketball coach Steve Turner
Gonzaga basketball Tyler Thornton, Cedrick Lindsay, Malcolm Lemmons, Cahli ThomasGonzaga basketball Kris JenkinsGonzaga basketball Malcolm Lemmons and Ben Dickinson

3 comments:

stephenliloia said...

I think you should add photos 19 and 11 to your Flickr account if you have not yet. I love how the team is just laid back and laughing in that one photo and the seriousness of their coach. Great job! How did you get to photograph Gonzaga?

stephenliloiaphotography said...

I think you should add photos 19 and 11 to your Flickr account if you have not yet. I love how the team is just laid back and laughing in that one photo and the seriousness of their coach. Great job! How did you get to photograph Gonzaga?

Michael Starghill Jr. said...

Thanks, Stephen. I just asked the coach and got the access.