CHARLOTTETOWN – The Holland Hurricanes have added three players to the women’s basketball team for the upcoming Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) season.
They are Menny Smith of North Preston, N.S.; Janika Reddick of New Glasgow, N.S., and Katiesha Brisset of Pickering, Ont.
“We are very excited to add Menny to our roster,” said Hurricanes head coach Mike Connolly. “She is considered one of the top players in the Maritimes as she was a starter for Citadel High School, winner of the provincial championship.
“She is a very impressive young woman as she will no doubt take a leadership role on and off the court. She will represent Holland College well with her positive attitude and character.”
Smith is a two-time provincial champion with Citadel High School, which qualified for the provincial championships every year she was enrolled. Smith is also a former rookie of the year, as well as a member of the under-15 and under-17 provincial teams.
“I am so excited to be attending Holland (College) this fall,” said Smith. “It is going to be a great experience to play for Coach Connolly, and I could not be more excited for the season to start.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to wear a Hurricanes’ jersey, and to be representing the school on and off the court.”
Reddick attended the North Nova Education Centre, where she played the post position.
“What made me decide to go to Holland College were their sports programs,” said Reddick, who was athlete of the year in Grade 12 at North Nova Educational Centre. “My thoughts on the athletics programs are that it shows that this school has heart, and you can see it in every sport they offer.”
Brisset attended Pickering High School last year, and is entering her first year in the sport and leisure management program. The power forward was a member of the under-19 provincial bronze-medallist team.
“(Entering Holland College) is a new experience for me, and I thought it was the best way for me to start the next chapter in my life,” said Brisset. “I want to help the team improve from last season.
“I really like the environment of the school, and everyone was extremely welcoming.”