Former Phoenix women basketball stars take talent overseas
Just about anybody who has ever laced up their nikes has dreamed of playing for pay. For former De Pere and Green Bay Phoenix star Adrian Ritchie that dream will come true the first time she steps on the court with her new teammates in England's top pro league.
"To say that you are doing what you love and you are getting paid for it. I can't see that it can get any better," Adrian Ritchie said.
Julie Wojta is no stranger to cashing a check, first spending some time in the WNBA.
"The WNBA was an awesome experience," Wojta said. "Obviously some of the best athletes in the world that you get to compete against every day and you know with the Lynx and the Silver Stars, both teams were super nice girls and it was just a lot of fun to be a part of."
Now getting set to head back to her pro team in Belguim.
"It's a little different than college. People have their own lives and it's not as close knit as the college life but still I love my team last year," Wojta said. "Going back to the same team this year so I'm just really excited to get back there and see everyone that I've missed."
For Kayla Tetschlag, her new team will be in Germany.
"I love just living in a different country. Learning a different culture. Eating their food and meeting their people. It's just an experience you won't get anywhere else," Tetschlag said.
And again, the best way to prepare, by taking on the program they helped make famous.
"The Green Bay girls have been really generous, the coaching staff, I just want to thank them for letting us come out and play it's the best competition around, absolutely and I drive up from Sheboygan a couple times a week to come play with them because they give me a good workout, clearly, and it keeps me in shape for next season," Tetschlag said.