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Yarmouth forward joins Basketball Hurricanes

The Holland Hurricanes women's basketball team continues to take shape ahead of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) season with the addition of guard, Sophie Atkinson, to the roster.

Atkinson, a small forward from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, will be enrolled in the Sport & Leisure Management program beginning this September at Holland College.

“I decided to enroll at Holland College for the Sport & Leisure Management program because I feel that it's a great fit for me. The chance to also play basketball at the collegiate level is an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up.”

Atkinson, who played her high school career at the Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School, will rely on her speed and agility to be successful with the ‘Canes on the court.

“If I use my strengths I will be a strong player on the defensive end. My aggressiveness combined with my basketball IQ helps me see the floor and be one step ahead of our opponents. I will bring a positive and coachable attitude to the team this season.”

Head coach, Jared Cheverie, has been impressed with the play of Atkinson this spring.

“Sophie was an unexpected standout at our recent Identification Camp.  The quickness, athleticism and coachability that she demonstrated will make Sophie a great addition to our program.  The ‘Canes coaching staff is looking forward to working with Sophie and helping her develop into a strong player in the ACAA.”

The Hurricanes begin their 2019 ACAA regular season on November 2 when they visit the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics in Halifax, NS.

Connect with the women’s basketball Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


Story written by:

Mason Murray

Communications Coordinator Assistant

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019