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Empire girl off to US


Empire girl off to US

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A WINDOW of opportunity has been opened for teenaged national midfield hockey player Lyn-Marie Wilson.
The 19-year-old Wilson left the island on Friday to take up a four-year scholarship at Long Island University in the United States.
Apart from playing hockey with her new university in the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) Division 2, Wilson will be pursuing a degree in psychology.
She represented Generation X in the women’s division and was a member of the triumphant Rockets mixed team during the just concluded Banks International Hockey Festival.
The former Louis Lynch and Combermere student has benefited from coaching by two of Barbados’ best players, Andrea Nicholls and Rosanna Warner, while playing in the Premier League for United Insurance Empire.
Wilson thanked national junior women’s coach Ralph Holder and senior coach Elius Fanus as well as the Grant sisters, Jennifer, Julie and Jacqueline, for their role in her development.
But she specially thanked Ian Warner and Jennifer Grant for getting her the scholarship.
“He made the recommendation and provided the necessary information on my hockey career to the Long Island coach Ranee Savin, who was so pleased that a full scholarship was offered,” Wilson said.
Wilson was scouted last year by the assistant coach of Long Island University when she came to Barbados to play with the New York Islanders in the Banks Hockey Festival.