Basketball: ConVal's Carey commits to Western New England University

  • ConVal senior Lindsey Carey signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Western New England University on Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • ConVal senior Lindsey Carey signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Western New England University on Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

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Published: 5/14/2019 2:30:36 PM

 

ConVal’s senior basketball star, Lindsey Carey, signed her letter of intent to play at Western New England University on Monday.

“She’s just a phenomenal individual and the program is very proud of her,” said ConVal girls’ basketball coach Kevin Proctor, one of the friends and family members assembled at the school to witness Carey’s signing. “She’s worked really hard and I think she’s just a great role model for the younger players to see that’s how you do it. It takes so much of your life to get to the point where Lindsey’s gotten to, and it’s not just her athletics, it’s her academics as well –  she puts a lot of energy and effort into everything she does.”

WNE is a DIII school in Springfield, Massachusetts which competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Golden Bears made the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance this year after beating Endicott to win the  conference tournament.  

“I’m looking forward to helping them get back there again,” Carey said. 

Earlier this year, Carey became the first ConVal basketball player, male or female, to reach the 1,000-career-points milestone in nearly 20 years. She was named to the Division II All-State Second Team. Carey, who did it all for ConVal on the court, projects as a shooting guard/small forward at the collegiate level. 

“I think they’re going to use my length and shooting from the outside,” Carey said.

Off the court, Carey said she plans to pursue a major in forensic science.

“I’d like to be in the lab analyzing evidence,” Carey said. “DNA, bloodwork and stuff like that has always interested me.”

Carey’s passion for that field was sparked after her freshman year at ConVal, when she took Brock Lambert’s Intro to Forensic Science class.

“He told it kind of like a story, like every case is a puzzle,” Carey said. “I took the course because I was vaguely interested in it and after I took it, I could see myself being interested in it for a long time. That was really cool because I hadn’t had that epiphany yet in school like, this is what I want to do, and that is kind of when it happened.”




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