Recent Fredericton High School graduate Emily Hazlett
will be heading off to Kingston, Ont., at the end of next month. She’ll be
claiming a $14,000 scholarship to play for the Queen’s University Gaels women’s
“It’s always been my dream, at least hoping that I
would get seen by coaches and have people want me to go to a good university
and play,” Hazlett said.
The 5-foot-6 point guard has been working toward this
dream for at least a few years, said her high school coach, Rick Cotter.
“She’s worked in trying to perfect herself and her
game; she’s played on several provincial teams, in national championships. Her
work ethic is outstanding and when she came to practice she really brought a
very competitive spirit to practice, which as part of her leadership as a
point guard,” Cotter said.
Hazlett was courted by several schools over the last
year including the University of New Brunswick, Acadia University, Cape Breton
University and Dalhousie University. And though both her parents, Mark and
Leanne played for UNB, in the end, Queen’s was the perfect fit.
She was born in Kingston and much of her family is
there. Even her uncle and cousin played on the school’s football team.
“I always kind of wanted to get away and get out on my
own,” she said.
It’s her work ethic, said Cotter, which has come to
determine her success.
“Emily has been driven to play (Canadian Interuniversity
Sport) basketball for a few years now. She’s really put a lot of effort into
learning her position — she plays probably one of the most important positions
on the floor. She has grown and taken major strides as a floor leader for our
team. She’s really grown and matured as an individual also,” Cotter said.
In the off season, Hazlett played with the New
Brunswick under-15 and -17 provincial teams to keep her skills sharp. She
travelled around the province nearly every weekend and competed in national
tournaments in Montreal and Winnipeg.
Hazlett led the FHS Lady Black Kats to a provincial
championship this year, stopping the Riverview High School Royals from winning
a fourth straight title. She was the team’s MVP in Grade 11 and 12, and was
named the New Brunswick All-Star for 2011-2012.
In a news release announcing her intent to play for
the Gaels, the women’s basketball coach, Dave Wilson, said “her winning
attitude, competitive drive, and relentless work ethic, will ensure her success
But her commitment to the game lies in something much
deeper than her hopes for success.
“It’s kind of just like the way I feel out on the
court, I would say unstoppable, but obviously I’m not,” she said. “I just love
playing and having been a part of the basketball community and it’s kind of
just a part of me I guess.”
The Gaels finished fourth last season with a 12-10
record in the East division of the Ontario University Athletics conference. The
squad fell in the quarterfinal to Ryerson University .
Queen’s has one conference title to their name,
winning the OUA championship in 2001.
Welcome to my Blog. I am the four term Councillor for beautiful and prosperous Ward 3, having first been elected in 2001, and again in 2004, 2008 and May 14, 2012.
Ward 3 is on the northside of Fredericton (the majestic Saint John River carves the city into equal north/south components). For those familair with our city, the approximate Ward 3 boundaries are: the Saint John River to the south, St. Mary's 1st Nation/Cliffe Street to the east, Brookside Drive to the west and the city limits/Killarney Lake to the north.
In my intial two terms, I was asked to co-chair the massive rewrite and public hearing process for Fredericton's new Municipal Plan. I also served two years as the Citys' Deputy Mayor; two years as Chair of the Development Services Committee, and as the inaugural Chair of the City of Fredericton Affordable Housing Committee.
In the third term, I had the honor of serving as Chair; Finance & Administration Committee for three years, Chair; City of Fredericton Pension Board for three year and continued as Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee
In this fourth term, I have been appointed Chair of Community Services, which encompasses recreation, liesure services, sports & facilites, parks and trees, and senior's issues. I am also serving as Chair of the labour/management contract Negotiaitons Committee, also as Chair of the City Employee's SuperAnnuation (pension) Board, and again, as Affordable Housing Chair
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