McLaughlin Decides on Williston Northampton School
Senior basketball captain Addie McLaughlin looks to further her basketball career
January 27, 2017
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It’s almost that time of the year again– time for seniors to hang their freshman pictures on the map and announce where their next adventure will take them. Most throw up their college, coloring their freshman pictures in with the school’s colors, but some choose to take slightly different routes. Between gap years, prep school, and acquiring jobs there’s a place for each student leaving Monument.
This year senior Addie McLaughlin has worked hard to get herself in a position to continue her basketball career. While most Monument students will be continuing to college, McLaughlin will take a year to go to Williston after being recruited by their basketball coach. “They have college level facilities and trainers,” McLaughlin said. “I think this is the right next step for me to then look onto playing in college, preferably division 2 or 3.”
Although Williston wanted McLaughlin to make the move junior year, she held out. “I’m not sure what I want to do when I grow up and that’s part of what makes the college search so nerve wracking. This gives me an opportunity to grow as a player and also have an extra year to pick out where I want to continue my education,” she explained.
McLaughlin has had another great year with the Lady Spartans this season. She leads the team in three pointers, dominating the perimeter, including four put down in a game against rival Greylock earlier this season.
After visiting multiple times, and practicing with the team, it is clear that McLaughlin is ecstatic about attending Williston next year. McLaughlin will be playing in the same league as Anika Helmke, a former teammate from Monument, who currently plays for Berkshire School. McLaughlin joked, “When we see each other we joke about being on opposite benches instead of the same, but I’m confident when the time comes we will be able to take them down next season.”