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Oct 25, 2021
Hailey Leidel answers my call from what she calls “probably the smallest apartment in Sweden.” It’s more Greenwich Village chic than Nordic; she showcases a table that folds out of the wall to save space and the small hallway that doubles as the eating area. “I don’t mind it, honestly. It feels like a home,” says Leidel, and I believe her. 
It’s been almost two years since her UMass career came to a careening end. A few days after UMass blew out St. Bonaventure at the Mullins Center, the Minutewomen fell to Saint Louis in the A10 quarterfinals in Dayton. Leidel scored 11 points on the day, leaving her 17 points shy of Sue Peters’ all time UMass scoring record. At 20-11, the 2019-20 Minutewomen tied the program record for wins, and were hopeful of a CBI or WNIT bid before Covid cancelled the national postseason. Without a doubt, a postseason appearance would have given Leidel the platform to become number one. 
UMass fans know Leidel as one of, if not the most prolific player in the...

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