Any time a local student athlete continues their career to the next lever we are thrilled to celebrate them. We have had the opportunity to feature many high school athletes turned college athletes, college athletes turned professional athletes even – but today we have the honor of sharing three student athletes that made the choice to continue their careers together and move on to play at Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburgh, Kansas.
Sydeny Holmes, Grace Pyle and Kareena Gerber have played basketball together for years and have tallied numerous wins, both on the court and off. They complete each others sentences, makes each other laugh, know where they will be on the court and share a desire to win. This trio of represents a community of athletes who are passionate about the game and each other. They started playing for Sydney’s Dad Drew Holmes, in the Next Level Eclipse Club. Coach Drew Homes is clearly doing something right — over 80 % of his players are continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. (one is currently in her senior year)
Finding chemistry amongst teammates is such a blessing, but the chemistry that Sydney, Grace and Kareena have is very rare. For all three players to be dedicated enough to want to stay together and continue playing at a high level is truly remarkable. All three athletes received many offers to play at a variety of schools, including D1 level but at the end of the day, like Grace said her self they “want to keep playing with winners and wanting to keep winning” They know the recipe to get that done, and that is why they decided to commit to Pitt State collectively. The mentality and laser focused they have paired with ability, work ethic and dedication to the game is impressive. Keep an eye on this trio.
Their new Coach at Pitt State calls them “The Big Three” and could not be happier to have them on the team this year. Best of luck to these three student athletes in their journey to compete with the best of them. Follow along with their journey at Pitt State as they play for the Gorillas.