Basketball Adds Guerin Prep Standout
August 26, 2014
SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) head basketball coach Deanna Bradley is proud to announce the signing of Desiree Irizarry to the 2014-15 basketball team.
Irizarry is a late pickup for the Pomeroys, but a welcomed one, as she comes to SMWC after spending three years at Lake Land College as a softball and basketball player.
“You may not always end up where you thought you were going to, but you always end up where you are meant to be,” said Irizarry, when asked about signing with the Pomeroys.
Irizarry attended Guerin Prep High School and graduated in 2011 after earning MVP, rookie of the year, most improved, and all-conference honors throughout her career.
She then moved onto Lake Land College where she was a member of the softball and basketball teams for two years. “Desiree is an outstanding athlete with a very good work ethic and great attitude,” said coach Bradley.“She is going to fit in extremely well with the solid players we currently have. We are so blessed to welcome her as an SMWC Pomeroy!”
The SMWC basketball team will begin its 2014-15 campaign on November 4th when they head to IU-Southeast.
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.