Toronto basketball player commits to Hurricanes; Moss makes Bahamas National Team
July 9, 2014
Tianna Sullivan of Toronto, Ontario has committed to the Holland Hurricanes for the upcoming season. Sullivan is entering her first year in the Sport & Leisure Management program after attending the Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute last year in Ontario.
Sullivan, a 5’9” guard, has been playing competitive basketball at a high level her entire life; starting out by taking on boys players as the only female team member; she eventually went on to become the captain of this team for two seasons, picking up all-star, MVP and sportsmanship awards along the way.
More recently Sullivan’s high school senior team has been competing in the Quad-A Basketball League, arguably the most prestigious high school sports competition in Ontario. Her team went on to win the South Regional and City Championships in 2013 where she was named to the Greater Toronto Area High School All-Star team.
“I aspire to use the skills I have gained thus far in my playing career to help the Hurricanes”, she shared.
The scouting report on Sullivan is that she is an “extremely competitive” and versatile player that can control the game. Sullivan states that her greatest strengths are her ball handling and that she’s able to hit open shots
Head coach Mike Connolly knows that Sullivan will be a key piece to his lineup this season as his team looks to build on last season’s ACAA silver medal.
“Tianna is a very talented guard who is very tough off the dribble. She will be a great fit for our up tempo style of play”, he shared.
As the Hurricanes season gets closer, just over three months away, Sullivan has begun to focus her mind on her season’s goals.
“I’m going to give it my all and work hard every day; it would be a dream come true to win nationals.”
“I’m ecstatic to be attending the Sport & Leisure program at Holland College. I was very impressed with the school and the city of Charlottetown when I visited; I can’t wait to start working with the talented group of girls on the team and the amazing coaching staff.”
The Hurricanes will begin their ACAA regular season on Saturday, November 1st hosting the Mount Allison Mounties at 1pm.
There has been plenty of good news surrounding women’s basketball at Holland College as second year star Ashley Moss was named to the Bahamas national women’s team last week.
“We are very proud of Ashley for making the Bahamas national team. There is no doubt as the leading rebounder in Canada last year she will make a solid contribution to their program. Her experience with international play will no doubt be a great benefit to her as she prepares for the upcoming season with the Hurricanes”, said head coach Connolly.
The Hurricanes finished second last year in the ACAA with a 19-2 record, eventually winning the leagues silver medal and earning the programs first birth to the CCAA women’s national championships in Quebec. The team went on to finish sixth at nationals after a season positioned high in the CCAA national rankings.
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