Maya Day (5’8″, PG, Grand River CI/Tri County), Claire Litchfield (5’7″, PG, A.B. Lucas SS/London Ramblers) and Celina Elliot (6’0″, F, St Thomas More/Blessed Sacrament) have each made commitments to attend the Wilfrid Laurier University, located in Waterloo, ON.
The Golden Hawks, who reached the OUA Quarter-Finals this past year after a 13-7 regular season record, had first secured a commitment from local, Day, who attended high school at Grand River CI.
“I immediately felt comfortable with the atmosphere and culture of Laurier as a whole, and the team and coaching staff were welcoming and encouraging,” said Day via press release when asked about her decision to join the Golden Hawks. “Next year I look forward to engaging in the Health Science program and playing in my hometown.”
In Day, Laurier acquire a player that is willing to stand in and take charges and dive for loose balls in any effort to contribute to her team’s success. She is a decent athlete and offers security when she has the ball. Look for her, along with Litchfield to be given the eventual duties of running the team’s offence at some point down the road.
With the ball in her hands, Litchfield can get red hot beyond the arc. Case in pont: The 2016 OFSAA high school provincial championships where she knocked down seven 3-pointers en route to her team’s first ever title. Her attraction to the team however was not just what would take place on the court, but also the quaint feel of the place where she will be studying Biology and Business Management.
“I love the small campus feel at Laurier and I felt very welcome here from the very beginning,” said Litchfield. “I am so excited to start playing with new girls at the next level and can’t wait to be a Golden Hawk!”
The third recruit of this trio, Celina Elliot, echoed Litchfield’s comments about how the campus and surrounding made her feel, which made an impact on why she committed to become a Golden Hawk.
“Laurier is close to home, in a community that makes me feel welcome, safe, and fits perfectly with my basketball career,” said Elliot on her decision to attend Laurier.