Brookfield's Vleer-Elliott "hopeful" for winter sports season

Beavers girls basketball star has will continue her athletic and academic career at D'Youville College but wants redemption from shortened season.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 12:11 AM

Brookfield, NY - Now that the Section III high school Fall Sports I season has officially concluded, we now look towards the potential start of the winter season.

With the status of higher risk winter sports such as basketball, ice hockey, wrestling and competitive cheerleading still in limbo, the opportunity for senior high school athletes to continue their careers in college is even more special.

This month, Brookfield senior girls basketball star Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott announced that she has committed to D'Youville College in Buffalo to continue her athletic and academic career.

After winning the program’s first-ever sectional title back in March, the Beaver’s run to a state championship was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now she is hopeful for another shot at it.

“Well, I hope that we get a season,” said Vleer-Elliott.

“I hope that we can - me and everyone else on the team - represent Brookfield one more time, well for me one more time. I hope that the community will come to all of our games. I hope that if we have basketball that we have sectionals so that we can maybe win another sectional title and go further than that. That would be super cool to do that my senior year. Just proving that we could stay there I still think that we can be there this year.”

Brookfield is a member of the Central Counties League which postponed all fall sports until March and winter sports teams may have to wait until January to resume.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has confirmed that low to moderate-risk sports such as bowling, gymnastics, indoor track & field, skiing and swimming & diving will be permitted to begin the season at the end of November.

Currently Section III Athletics announced that the start of the winter sports season has been delayed to December 14 (tentatively). The indoor track & field season has been postponed indefinitely and the swimming & diving season has been pushed back to the Fall II season in March.

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