EAST HANOVER, NJ- Senior forward, Emily Seymour, played in 92 games over the course of her four years as a varsity player at Hanover Park.
This past season the team was 25-3 and won the North Jersey 2 Group 2 championship. Head coach Doug Wear relied on Emily to take control of the offensive and defensive boards against taller opposing players and her endless energy and hustle keyed a defense that held other teams to 32 points a game.
Although her stats of 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game might seem low, without her leadership on the court, along with 2 steals per game, the Hornets would not have been so successful.
Emily scored 14 points in a game against West Morris and had 381 career rebounds. She has been playing basketball since the second grade and has been fortunate to play with fellow seniors Ava Gammo, Alexa Petrozzino and Alexa Bursese, who also played varsity these past four years. The girls were also part of the eighth grade undefeated East Hanover Middle School team.
Emily enjoyed playing for Coach Wear, as he taught her and her teammates the little things that made them a better team. He had a drill called "beat the Flash". This is where the defensive player does not let the opposing player cross through the paint area unguarded. She also liked the offense that allowed the players to create for themselves. She said "with playing with Ava, Alexa P and Alexa B. for so many years, they knew where each other would be on the court".
Emily is looking forward to attending Delaware University next year and will miss the team pasta parties hosted by the parents and the MOM squad who were at each game cheering them on during their very successful four years at Hanover Park.
Athlete of the Week
Name: Emily Seymour
Dream job:Physician Asst.
Pet peeve: people walking slowly
Greatest goal you hope to accomplish in life:be successful and have a family
Song to work out to: The Buzz
Show on Netflix:Grey's Anatomy
Just For Fun
Choose a super-power:Invisible
Best teacher you’ve had at HP:Wear and Clark
Where someone can find you after school:W/friends