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Sonia Citron, Maddy Westbeld talk day before Notre Dame starts tourney

Everyone has been talking about Notre Dame All-American freshman guard Hannah Hidalgo. But every great basketball player needs a supporting cast in order to succeed on the team level. For Hidalgo, no supporting cast members have been greater this season than sonia citron and Maddy Westbeld.

Both players made Second Team All-ACC and First Team All-ACC Tournament. Someone need to step up in the absence of olivia miles, and they’ve done just that and then some. More importantly, they’ve provided the veteran leadership needed for the Irish to excel, especially as the roster continued to be ravaged by injuries. Both of them were injured themselves at various points this season, but they’re fully healthy now.

All this and more are why they were selected to meet the media the day before the Irish opened the NCAA Tournament against Kent State. Here is some of what they had to say:

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire