Bridget Andree Makes School History by Scoring 1,000 Varsity Points

By Mairead Mark, Sports Editor

On Jan. 19, Trinity Hall basketball history was made. Senior Bridget Andree, a four-year starter, became the first player to reach 1,000 varsity career points since the program’s debut. Since the team did not begin competing at the varsity level until Andree’s sophomore year, she successfully accomplished this feat in less than three complete seasons.

Head coach Pat Grier attested to Bridget’s monumental milestone. “Bridget has been an exceptional player. When she achieved her special moment, my first reaction was, ‘Well deserved,’” Grier said.

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Bridget A. (center) is congratulated by teammates after scoring her 1,000th career varsity point on Jan. 19 against Mater Dei. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Whelan)

During the third quarter of the Monarchs’ home game against Monmouth Regional, Andree rebounded her own shot and put the ball right back in the hoop to reach the 1,000 point mark. The audience erupted and the game paused as Andree was greeted with a plaque, balloons, posters and congratulatory hugs from her teammates, coaches and family.

“I’m so thankful for everyone who has supported me in the process of reaching this milestone, especially my teammates and coaches,” Andree said. “It wouldn’t have been possible without them. We’ve all come a long way since freshman year, and a few of us have even been playing together since kindergarten, which made the moment with them all the more special.”

“Her teammates couldn’t have been happier for her as we all see the hard work she puts into every practice and game,” Grier said. “Because of who she is as a player, we all have benefited and have learned.”

 

 

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