Senior Standout: Notre Dame's Lizzie Opichka

Lizzie Opichka is a key senior on this year's Notre Dame girls basketball team.

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Notre Dame girls basketball team is off to a strong start this season and one reason is Lizzie Opichka.

The senior is second on the team in scoring and leads the Fox River Classic Conference in assists. Opichka recently took time to talk about this season, in addition to playing with her freshman sister Sammy in this week's Senior Standout. Here's some of what she talked about:

  • Notre Dame is ranked No. 3 in this week's FOX 11 Top 11 and defeated Pulaski on Tuesday to move to 8-1 this season. Opichka likes how the team has played this season as it is the team to beat in the FRCC: "Considering how last year kind of started off, it was kind of a rough year for us, and the rebuild in the offseason and obviously we started off pretty strong coming into conference and having this kind of predetermined number one rank in the conference this year is huge for us and we just need to really live up to that."
  • Notre Dame starts four seniors, who have plenty of experience. Opichka said the seniors are motivated to return to the state tournament, where they played as sophomores: "For me at least, my whole senior group obviously," Opichka said. "Having my sister on the team as well, being there with my sister would make it even more special obviously at the Resch. Bottom line the Resch is where we want to be."
  • Speaking of you sister, there are four senior starters and then someone else. What's it like to be sharing the court with her? "I love having Sammy around. I've been kind of one of her coaches throughout grade school, being with the futures team. Having her on the court with me, obviously there is some sisterly bickering, that kind of dynamic, but nothing serious. It's good we cna be hard on each other and make each other better. It's awesome having her around."

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