Getting to know … Elena Stambone


When was the first time you picked up a basketball? Who influenced you?

When I was five, real young. Definitely my dad.

Did you play any other sports in high school?

Yes, I played tennis and track and field.

Did you ever consider playing those sports in college?

No, it was always basketball.

What do you remember most from high school basketball?

We won the Lukomoney tournament. We hosted the tournament in honor of Valley View’s old coach.

Any reason for wearing the No. 10?

I’ve always been No. 10, all throughout high school. I don’t how I at first got that number, but I’ve always liked it.

If you could have lunch with any famous person, who would it be?

Skylar Diggins, because she is such a good player and it would be really nice to talk to her.

Who are you more like? Mom or Dad?

I’m a little bit of both. They both played sports in college, so I’d definitely say both.

Whose the best dancer on the team?

I’m going to have to say Kate Thomas.

Whose the best singer on the team?

Me and Chelsea Brown.

Any reason why?

We just always sing. We usually sing “Someone Like You” by Adele.

How is the transition from high school to college?

The main difference is the pace of the game. We push a lot more in college tban in high school.

How is adjusting to a new system and coach?

He runs a unique system and its just a matter of adjusting. We’re a young team so we will definitely be fine.



With Dressing?

Chicken salad with balsamic dressing.

Favorite TV Show?

Pretty Little Liars.

Favorite Athlete?

Kobe Bryant.

I’m guessing the Lakers are your team then?

Yes, they are.

What are your goals for your college career?

I want to turn the program around. Every year improve our record. I want to develop as a player, and win a MAC championship.

How about being an All-American?

Yes, that would be cool.