BREMEN, Ala. – After
completing a stellar career on the basketball court this spring and crossing
the stage at graduation in May, Lady Eagles standout Elizabeth Hill checked one
more milestone off the list Tuesday night when she officially signed her national
letter of intent to play for the Falcons of Montevallo. Hill racked up over 2,000
points in her career at Cold Springs, earned All-State First Team honors twice,
helped lead the Lady Eagles to a state title and a state runner-up finish and
was named the 2A Player of the Year for both her junior and senior seasons. She
will join Cullman’s AK Eastman and West Point’s Miriam Oldacre on the Falcons
roster this fall.
Elizabeth was joined by family, friends, coaches and teammates
to celebrate her signing at Cold Springs High School Tuesday night and Lady
Eagles Head Coach Tammy West got things started by reflecting on Hill’s career
and the impact it had within the community.
“I know that myself, her teammates and nobody in the
community will forget her and what she accomplished here at Cold Springs. She
brought a lot joy to a lot of people on a lot of different nights, young and old
that came to our games and watched her play,” West said. “We’re really looking
forward to following her over the next four years at Montevallo and we just
wish her all the best.”
Elizabeth says her main focus this offseason has been
staying in shape and preparing for college and she’s looking forward to getting
on campus and getting back on the court.
“I’m just excited to start a new chapter and get down
there and try to make an impact on the team no matter what way that is,” Hill
said. “I’m just excited to meet everyone, start school and start playing
Hill will be leaving with a lot of find memories of her
time with the Lady Eagles and the support she received from the community is one
of the things she’ll miss the most.
“At Cold Springs the support has always been amazing.
I don’t think you’ll get there anywhere else you go,” Hill said. “It’s a
small-town community and everyone is very loving and caring and I’ll really
West has coached a lot of great players in her tenure at Cold Springs and Hill is certainly in the conversation with any of them. West will miss the standout forward on the court next season but she’s looking forward to seeing her grow on the court at Montevallo.
“It has been a joy to coach her and to watch her over these last four years,” West said. “She just has so much potential; I can’t wait to see how she plays at the next level.”
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