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Miela Goodchild’s Mom, Michelle, On How Duke Has Handled The Pandemic

She’s fairly impressed with that and also Coach Lawson

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 ACC Women’s Tournament - Florida State v Duke
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 07: Duke Blue Devils guard Miela Goodchild (3) cuts around Florida State Seminoles guard Nausia Woolfolk (13) during the ACC Women’s basketball tournament between the Florida State Seminole and the Duke Blue Devils on March 7, 2019, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC.
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As you know, Duke women decided to end their season after some positive Covid-19 tests.

WTVD-11 snagged an interview with Michelle Goodchild, mother of Duke’s Aussie ace Miela, and she had some interesting things to say.

First and foremost, she expressed great confidence in how Duke is handling the outbreak on the women’s team, saying “[w]hen they were talking to me about COVID they were talking about a social responsibility for your country, for other players. They aren’t just looking at the student-athletes. They’ve got a bigger vision. They’re looking at how to protect Durham, the greater Duke community and beyond.”

And like many people, she is impressed with new Duke coach Kara Lawson: “I think that a lot of coaches would look at their glory or what they want to do and go ‘we are just playing.’ She’s mature enough to know you have to put it out there for people’s health and go, ‘Girls what are we doing?’ She’s informed, she gets information. Miela would play if she could have information on how everyone could be safe.”

And she also says if there were a bubble or more secure protocols, she thinks the team would restart the season.

It’s a tough time for everyone, not least of all the frontline people, but the vaccines are rolling out to more people every day. With luck, we may have this behind us relatively soon.