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Amanda Milanis (’14) Is Laurier’s Newest Golden Eagle



Amanda-MilanisAmanda Milanis (5’5”, PG, St Anne, 2014) of Belle River, ON has made her decision to attend CIS’ Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON in the Fall of 2014.

“I am very excited to be attending Laurier. I know that I have made the right choice and am extremely happy with my decision.”

Milanis is a hard working Point Guard that looks to create shots for others first before considering setting up her own shot. She remains even keeled regardless of the situation, allowing her to be patient enough to be able to consistently make smart decisions. She is a good defender as well, skillful with her footwork and keeping defenders in front of her.
All are attributes that Milanis highlights as things she will be looking to bring to the table when she suits up for the Golden Hawks next year.

“I am a team player and feel my speed, ball handling, and aggressive defense will help contribute to the team’s success.”

Having also considered attending the University of Windsor as an option, she opted for the ambiance of the campus and the connection she made with the Coach as reasons for selecting the University located about and hour and a half away from her home.

“I feel Laurier is the best fit for me to grow as a student and player. I love the layout of the campus, the tight-knit community feeling, and the school spirit,” said Milanis who is still undecided about her Major.

“Coach Falco showed a genuine interest in me not only as a basketball player, but in my academics as well. To me, this was important.”

Milanis and her St Anne Saints are set to host this year’s OFSAA (Ontario High School) 4A Championships. It will see 16 of the top 4A classification teams battle it out from November 21-23, for the right to be called the best in the Province.

Throughout her high school career her more memorable moments revolved around previous OFSAA events, which she played in both 2011 and 2012.

“Even though we lost in the quarter finals,” she said of the 2011 OFSAA Championships, which St Anne also hosted, “the atmosphere with over 450 students and spectators in the gym and every classroom watching the game live on TV, was unreal!”

It was an experience that she undoubtedly used as a foundation towards St Anne’s 2012 OFSAA Bronze Medal win and what she will also be looking forward to at this year’s Championships.