St. John’s basketball sophomore ready for larger role in Queens

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St. John’s basketball forward Cecilia Holmberg is hoping for more playing time in her second season.

A year of experience should be beneficial for St. John’s basketball forward Cecilia Holmberg as she gets set for her second season in Queens.

Coming to St. John’s from Sweden, Holmberg was a star at BG Lulea High School but did not see much playing time as the season progressed as a freshman.

Prior to committing to the Red Storm, Holmberg played for the U15, U16, U18 and U20 Swedish National Teams and was a member of three European Championships. She also helped her high school to the National Championship in 2019 and was selected to the All-Star Team.

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Holmberg played in only 16 games but in those outings in her first collegiate season, but she averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game.

A season high seven points came in a victory over Army where she played 16 minutes on December 9 and was only able to log a combined 28 minuets in the next eight games she played in the regular season.

How the St. John’s basketball forward can seen more minutes in the 2020-21 season.

Scoring and rebounding will be the key aspects of the game where Holmberg needed to improve this offseason if she wants to see more playing time as head coach Joe Tartamella will have a full roster of capable players in his front-court.

Last season, in a guard dominated lineup, Cecilia Holmberg was behind Emma Nolan, Raven Farley, and Kadaja Bailey on the front-court depth chart.

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The sophomore season for Cecilia Holmberg will begin on November 25 as St. John’s will host St. Francis (Brooklyn) to begin the 2020-21 season.

The time for the season opener has yet to be announced but the plan seems to be a doubleheader with the men’s program.

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