Olivia Nilsen Named Lions Student-Athlete of the week!
Nilsen, a member of the Women's Basketball team had a big opening week for the Lions! The sophomore picked up right where she left off last season finishing with a team high of 27 points in the Lions opening game vs Erie this past Saturday, November 3rd . The sharp shooter from Bound Brook, NJ was 5-11 from deep and 11-20 overall and ultimately helped the Lions finish with a win! On Sunday the Lions faced Sullivan where Nilsen led the team with 13 points and this past Thursday, November 8th Nilsen earned herself another team high 26 points and tallied on 8 rebound 7 assist. Nilsen has been the leading scorer for the first three games and we are excited to see her continue to dominate.
Last year the Women's Basketball team had their best season in over a decade and made their first appearance in the Region XIX playoffs in over 15 years. Nilsen was named to the All-Region XIX third team and she also led the team in scoring.
The Lions open the season 2-1 overall and we are excited to see the team do great things this season!