Gill headed to ESU
East Stroudsburg University prides itself as a place where Warriors belong. It was just what Freedom guard Corrin Gill was looking for to continue her academic and athletic career, so Gill signed a National Letter of Intent on Nov. 11 to play women’s basketball at ESU next season.
“They were the first school to show interest, along with DeSales,” Gill said. “I went to a couple home games and got to watch them play, and it helped me with the decision. Coach Del (Stephanie Del Preore) did a great job stepping in and turning around their program. She’s tough but has that side where she can connect with the team.”
Former Patriot teammate Kyra Jefferson plays for West Chester University, one of the games Gill attended, and current teammate Brenna Ortwein will play for Millersville next year. All three schools are part of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
“The pace is a lot faster, especially since there’s a shot clock,” said Gill. “There’s a lot more running but I’m excited about that because I like the faster speed of the game.”
Gill is planning to major in special ed/early childhood education and attended an open house for ESU’s education program in September. It was during that visit that she had the opportunity to spend time with some members of the women’s basketball team.
“It felt really good to connect with them. They were really nice and talked about a typical day as a student and what it’s like to play sports and that it’s kind of hard to balance,” Gill said. “I’m looking forward to the whole college experience, and getting to know the team, and being part of something special. It’s not too far away but far enough to be independent and on my own.”