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Chelsea Slawter will enroll in the sports and leisure management program at Holland College this fall.
A guard with a history of winning has committed to playing with the Holland College Hurricanes next season.
Chelsea Slawter-Wright of Dartmouth, N.S., won Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation girls’ championships in each of her three seasons with Citadel Phoenix. She was a Metro league all-star last season and will enroll in the sports and leisure management program in September.
“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to attend Holland College this fall,” she said. “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and playing basketball at a high level.”
Head coach Mike Connolly is pleased to have Slawter-Wright join his roster.
“She was a leader on the Nova Scotia high school championship team and has a reputation as a tough competitor and a dogged defender,” he said. “She is an excellent student and plans to enter third-year kinesiology after her two years at Holland College. We are pleased to be at a point in our program where we are attracting quality student-athletes like Chelsea.”
While the five-foot-six Slawter-Wright can play point guard, Connolly said he thinks she is more comfortable at the shooting guard position.
The Hurricanes are coming off their first Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association title and a bronze-medal performance at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship.
They are expected to return the entire starting five of Jazlin Barker, Menderia (Menny) Smith, Janea Barrett, Ashley Moss and Marvia Dean.
“We’re looking forward to next season. We think we’re going to be able to do some damage,” Connolly said.
The team has also added two forwards and a guard that they will be announcing in the near future and still has a couple of roster spots available to fill.
Slawter-Wright said her defence is the strongest part of her game.
“It is a part of my game that I know I can always count on. I can’t control everything that happens in the game but I can always control my effort on defence and shutting down my defender.”