By Drew Terhall
VERSAILLES — Versailles senior Jenna Dirksen signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Edison State subsequent season.
Dirksen mentioned it was type of a shock they contacted her, however was glad they did.
“It was sort of out of the blue, it simply offered itself. They contacted me, I took a go to and it felt like the most suitable choice. It felt like issues fell into place and it felt like the perfect factor for my future at this second,” Dirksen mentioned.
Versailles women basketball head coach Tracy White mentioned she has talked with Dirksen for some time about enjoying on the subsequent stage. All the onerous work Dirksen has put in over the previous few years has paid off in attaining this objective.
“Jenna has grown a lot over the course of the final three years and it’s thrilling to see what she will be able to do. This can be a enormous accomplishment for her. She’s been very anxious to play on the subsequent stage,” White mentioned. “We’ve talked a number of occasions about how she’s undoubtedly able to it. She went on a go to and beloved it.”
Dirksen mentioned she just isn’t certain what position she could have with Edison State subsequent season. The guard led Versailles in scoring a season in the past.
Dirksen is worked up to have the chance to undergo a brand new expertise for her subsequent chapter of her enjoying profession.
“Assembly new folks, having enjoyable and studying to play with new folks. Simply having fun with it as I’m going,” Dirksen mentioned.
She’s going to nonetheless have her senior yr to get pleasure from on the courtroom. Dirksen mentioned she is wanting ahead to having one other season beneath her belt earlier than shifting on to the following stage.
“I’m excited for this season in highschool to get one other yr of expertise after which going into faculty having extra expertise, simply quite a lot of development,” Dirksen mentioned.
White mentioned she is worked up to see what Dirksen will do that season and is anticipating some huge issues from her.
“We’re wanting ahead to her being a pacesetter once more this yr on the courtroom simply in addition to she was final yr and on the lookout for her to have an enormous senior yr,” White mentioned.
Dirksen mentioned she is presently undecided on what she needs to check.
Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]