Nicole Leslie plans to play college basketball at SUNY Brockport. The Huntington High School senior recently committed to the college, which is located outside of Rochester.
The teenager enjoyed a great season this past winter with the Blue Devil girls’ basketball team. Leslie was named All-League following a campaign in which she led Huntington in rebounds and served as a team captain.
“Brockport is a really good school as far as academics and athletics and the women’s basketball program there is great,” Leslie said. “It seemed like a really good fit for me and I feel that I will enjoy everything that the school has to offer.”
Huntington senior Nicole Leslie is headed to SUNY Brockport to play basketball.
The senior enjoyed many outstanding performances this past season with the Blue Devils. Leslie’s teammates adored her and Huntington’s coaches came to depend upon her.
“Playing at Huntington has been really great,” Ms. Leslie said. “I enjoyed every second of it and it is something that I will always remember. It has been a pleasure to form great relationships with my teammates and coaches.”
Brockport is located about 400 miles from Huntington. Blue Devil football star Sam Bergman is also headed there. He plans to play football for the Golden Eagles.
“Brockport is a small town with an inviting community,” Leslie said. “The town is nearby and within walking distance of the school, which is something that I really wanted. I took into account Brockport’s very high graduation rate and realized that it is a great school.”
Brockport’s campus consists of 264 acres. The college has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 7,100 and another 1,100 students pursuing graduate degrees and program certificates. The college offers 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 different areas of master’s degrees and certificates of advanced study.
“I am going into Brockport undecided, but I’m leaning towards doing something in the science field,” Leslie said. “Brockport has a variety of rigorous programs in the sciences and mathematics that I find interest in.”
Huntington varsity basketball coaches Mike Kaplan and Marissa Bergmann are going to miss the teenager next winter. “Nicole is an exceptional young woman with a wonderful personality and a strong work ethic,” Kaplan said. “She was a great teammate and leader. She produced for us on and off the court. Brockport is getting a gem in Nicole Leslie.”