Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Summerville High School senior Heather Chapman has signed to play for the Spartanburg Methodist College Women’s Basketball Team.
Chapman made the announcement during a signing celebration held the final week of April at SHS, where she was joined by family members, teammates, friends and coaches. Her new coach, Briana Clark, even made the trip down for the event.
“I just got that instant connection with her,” Chapman said of Clark, who is entering her fourth year as the Lady Pioneers’ coach. “I knew she would be the one who would help me get through the transition and help me move on to the next level. The school is small and peaceful so I think it is a good place for me to start.
“I love the school and all my workouts there went well.”
In Chapman, SMC is getting a four-year varsity letterman. Chapman played varsity ball in Ohio for two years prior to transferring to Summerville, where she was a two-year starter for the Lady Green Wave.
She received all-region honors for Summerville twice and was named all-state after her senior season.
The shooting guard led the Lady Green Wave in scoring as a senior, averaging 14 points per game. She averaged 7.7 rebounds per game, three steals and two assists.
“Heather has good height, but mostly we liked that she can shoot the ball and is a very versatile player,” Clark said. “She is quick defensively and is a great team player. On the college level that is one of the main things we look for. She is a great kid and someone who can help us both defensively and on the offensive end.”
Chapman has decided on a major, but she says she is looking forward to joining the Lady Pioneers and hopefully moving on to play for a four-year college.
“My experience here at Summerville has been amazing and I wouldn’t want it to end any other way,” Chapman said. “I like this ending.”