Spotlight - East Grand Rapids

  • SPOTLIGHT

    East Grand Rapids

     

    MASCOT:

    Pioneers

    CONFERENCE:

    OK White

    HEAD COACH:

    Troy Hammond

    2019-2020 RECORD:

    22-1 (12-0 Conference)

    2019 SEASON RECAP:

    Won the OK Gold for the second consecutive year (31 consecutive conference wins). Defeated East Kentwood 56-53 in the district finals, defeated Muskegon Reeths Puffer 49-35 in the regional semifinals. The team was on a 20 game winning streak and about to play Hudsonville in the regional finals when the COVID shutdown occurred.

    RETURNING STARTERS:

    -Jillian Brown: senior guard, Northwestern commit. GR Press Player of the Year, 1st Team All State (Detroit News, AP, BCAM, Free Press), OK Gold All Conference. Averaged 22.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.2apg

    -Alli Carlson: junior guard, Western Michigan commit. GR Press Dream Team 2nd Team, OK Gold All Conference. Averaged 11.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.9apg

    -Macy Brown: sophomore guard, holds four Big Ten offers. OK Gold All Conference. Averaged 11.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.8apg

    -Mikayla Rutgers: senior forward/center, Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) commit. OK Gold All Conference Honorable Mention. Averaged 8.0ppg, 7.0rpg.

    RETURNING PLAYERS  THAT YOU EXPECT TO BE KEY CONTRIBUTORS:

    Emma Henkey, senior guard/forward

    Kate Sheridan, junior guard/forward

    Jasmine Honicutt, sophomore forward

    NEWCOMERS TO WATCH:

    Allie Tol, junior guard

    Lizzie Lundeen, junior guard

    CONFERENCE AND/OR CITY RIVALS:

    East Kentwood, GR Christian, FH Northern, FH Central

    KEY REGULAR SEASON GAMES:

    Detroit Edison, Hudsonville, Hamilton, Byron Center

    SEASON GOALS:

    We just want to be the best version of ourselves each day, and if we do that then we’ll end up in a place where we feel pretty good about what we’ve accomplished. We’re hopeful to win our league and make a deep postseason run.

    PHILOSOPHY/MOTTO:

    Make it Count

     

     

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