WBBALL | Plaggenhoef joining Hurricanes this fall
March 8, 2018
Plaggenhoef, from Stratford, is coming off a PEISAA provincial championship with the Charlottetown Rural Raiders where she was the team captain. This was the third straight championship for the Raiders; she was named an all-star last season and the most-valuable-player the year prior.
“The Holland College Sport & Leisure Management program provides me a pathway to study Kinesiology,” she shared. “While studying science I am also able to play basketball which is why I decided to enroll at Holland College.”
In 2017, Plaggenhoef was a member of the PEI Canada Games team while also representing the province in 2016 (U17), 2015 and 2014 (both U15).
Hurricanes head coach, Jared Cheverie, is pleased to announce the new recruit to the roster.
“Ashley has proven to be a strong defender who reads the play very well. Her vision and ability to move the ball and find open teammates comes naturally to her; she will fit in very well with our team-oriented system of play.”
During her three seasons as a member of Charlottetown Rural, head coach Peter Lawlor has watched her develop her game to the next level.
“Ashley has been a pleasure to coach. She is dedicated, hard-working, talented, skilled, extremely athletic and she will contribute at the collegiate level. More importantly, Ashley is a great person, a strong student, and a fantastic teammate. The Hurricanes are lucky to have her.”
The Hurricanes, coming off a semi-final loss at the ACAA Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia, are ready to retool under Cheverie’s guidance as he enters his second season as head coach.
“Ashley is a strong shooter and has the drive and dedication to improve. She has the potential to develop into a great shooter and a very strong guard in the ACAA,” he shared. “She is also a strong student, possesses incredible character and has shown to be a great teammate which are qualities that we see as the foundation of our program.”
When asked to describe her game on the court, Plaggenhoef described herself like this.
“I am a strong three-point shooter and a good defender,” she said. “I feel I am a team player and look forward to joining my teammates to battle for the ACAA championship.”
Last season the Hurricanes roster included four Islanders led by Lexi MacInnis, who was named the ACAA Rookie of the Year. Plaggenhoef is excited to join her fellow Islanders and play in her home province.
“I look forward to playing for Holland College so I can make my hometown proud and play in front of my friends and family.”
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