Girl's Basketball: Interview With Jorryn Avery
By Lisa O'Fiesh '19
This week I was fortunate enough to sit down with Jorryn Avery, ’18, the girls’ varsity basketball captain, to talk about the season. I got to talk to Jorryn about her thoughts of her teammates and the upcoming season, as well as the progression of Severn basketball, as she moves into her final season as an admiral.
You have played basketball for four years at Severn, right?
Have you been on Varsity since freshman year?
What do you think is the biggest change since your freshman year?
I think we have more inexperienced players. Our bench is not as deep, and our team is a lot younger, and also a different coach.
Is there one person that you wish you could have back on the team or someone you looked up to as a role model?
I really miss Maddie McDaniel and Maya Harris. You know when I was a freshman I got to play with both of them for two years so we just kind of clicked on the court, and basketball was one of their main sports. Maddie, her first sport was lacrosse, but she was good at basketball, and everything just kind of clicked and it was easy for us to play together. We were just really good on the court together, collectively.
Do you play on a club basketball team outside of school?
Yea, I play for Maryland Shooting Stars.
And what do you think is the biggest difference between your club team and Severn’s basketball team?
I’d say the commitment for Shooting Stars is much more of a commitment. For the girls, basketball is their main sport, and that’s what they want to do, that’s what they want to pursue in college, and it’s way more competitive.
What advice would you give to either incoming freshman for next year or current Severn students who are thinking about trying out for the team?
I’d say to put in work in the off season, put up some shots and just be confident. Just give it your best, and that it’s not always about basketball skill or it being your first sport but if you just come out and play hard and just a give a good attitude.
What has been the best moment of your basketball career at Severn?
I’d say sophomore year when we made it to the Championship, definitely.
If you could describe the current team in one word or phrase, what would it be and why?
What do you think will be your hardest game this year?
Definitely not Saint Mary’s. Probably Maryvale.
What are your goals for this season?
For us to win our first playoff game because I honestly think that this team has the ability to make it to the Championship.
The Girls Varsity Basketball team is looking great this year and I know they will be working hard throughout the season. Come out and support senior, Jorryn Avery, and the rest of the team on their road to the Championship!