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Hurricanes women’s basketball continues to gear for new season

September 5, 2013

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Hurricanes new recruits, Menny Smith, Janika Reddick and Katiesha Brisset.

The Holland College women’s basketball Hurricanes announced that they have added Menny Smith to their roster for the upcoming season. Smith hails from North Preston, Nova Scotia.

Head coach Mike Connolly had the following to say on the addition of Smith to their roster.

“We are very excited to add Menny to our roster. 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 2 time provincial champion with Citadel High School, where they qualified for the provincial championships every year she was enrolled. Menny is also a former rookie of the year winner, as well as a member of the U15 and U17 (twice) provincial teams.

“I am so excited to be attending Holland this fall! 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. I am very excited to get on the court with my new teammates”, Smith shared.

Citadel High School head coach Ian McRae had this so say on Smith.

“Menny is a great example of how persistence pays off. Through all of the challenges she’s faced on and off the court, she’s remained a great teammate and player. I think she’ll fit in great to Coach Connolly’s system and have a positive impact on Holland College’s campus.”

The Hurricanes also welcome Janika Reddick from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and Katiesha Brisset of Pickering, Ontario to this year’s roster.

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. 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”.

Reddick was the Athlete of the Year when she graduated from grade 12 at North Nova Educational Centre.

Brisset attended Pickering High School last year and is entering her first year in the Sport & Leisure Management program. The power forward was a member of the u19 provincial bronze medalist 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. I want to help the team improve from last season. I really like the environment of the school and everyone was extremely welcoming.”


For media inquiries please contact:

Daniel Cudmore

Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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