Haille Nickerson

(ISN) – Charlottetown, PEI — University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball coach Mark English is pleased to announce that Grimsby, Ontario, native Haille Nickerson has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015–16 season.

At 5’7″, Nickerson is a standout guard who played with the Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School team for the past four years and was selected for the Niagara High School All Star game this year. She is currently a top player for “No Limit Performance” in the Canadian Youth Basketball League where her team has a record of 7-1, asserting herself as an offensive threat and leader.

Nickerson says, “I’m very excited to be attending UPEI this fall and becoming part of the Panther family. Coach English is building a flourishing basketball program and I can’t wait to be a part of it. The tight-knit community of UPEI will make it feel like home for me. The team and coaches there were so welcoming when I visited. I’m also looking forward to the small class sizes and academic opportunities—it is a great fit!”

Coach English comments, “We are very excited to have Haille commit to our program. She is a very talented guard with an incredible work ethic. With her current team, No Limit Performance, she is training with one of Canada’s top trainers, Mihai Raducanu. She is a worker and a winner on and off the court, and these are the qualities needed for UPEI to be a top basketball program in Canada.”

Haille will be entering the Kinesiology program at UPEI.