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Sarah St-Fort Is Set For Big Stage



sarah-st-fortBehind Montreal, QC’s Sarah St-Fort’s (5’10”, G, Dawson, 2015) unassuming demeanor, lies a Guard that has a lot of the right tools to be an impact player. She is currently leading the second-place, 6-2, Dawson College Blues in a number of statistical categories including points per game (15.4), rebounds per game (9.9) and steals per game (3.6) in CEGEP play this year. But what impresses the most are the things that do not show up on the stats sheet: Athleticism, Agressiveness and Competitiveness.

Unsurprisingly, those are all qualities that she esteems in her game.

“I like being tough with the ball,” said St-Fort, “I pride myself in being a good defensive player. I would describe myself as a good defensive player that likes to collect a lot of rebounds.”

Making up a part of an impressive backcourt combination along with Tulane commit, Caylah Cruickshank (G, 2014), and Aurelie Leblanc-Florent (PG, 2015), St-Fort is relentless with the pressure she puts out on both ends of the floor. On defence, she is hard to shake. Her quickness allows her to keep up with many, and her strength prevents her from being bullied by those looking to create space. On offence, she makes life difficult for defenders with her speed and leaping ability. Although, I would like to see a bit better shooting technique and completion percentage, she does a great job getting to the hole and making good things happen.

To add to her resume, St-Fort is also a former Track and Field star who ran the 100-meter, 200-meter and 100-meter relay. She was also a fairly accomplished Shot Putter as well which just adds weight to the amount of athleticism she brings to the table. But she gave that all up just over a year ago, in order to pursue her love of basketball.

Those events may be behind her, but the work ethic and training aspects remain in how she prepares her body for her positive on court results.

“Before, I was doing a lot of track and field, and that helped me with my speed. I have maintained some of those exercises while heading into the weight room to build more muscle and be stronger on the ball.”

The result? A player that is poised to do all that she can to better her team’s CEGEP and OCAA National Silver Medals last year.

If she were able to do so, it would be a great progression from the former College Reine-Marie high-schooler, who back in 2010 was named a Canadian National U15 First Team All-Star with Team Quebec.

It would also be a fitting rung on the ladder for the aspiring Psychology Major, in her hopes of playing NCAA D1 basketball.