Hannah Oehlstrom from Avon Lake High School has recently decided to play basketball for the Lady Commodores. Vince Granito, head coach of the women’s basketball team at Lorain County Community College, was in need of a new player to fill the void that will be left by Madi Bonner at the end of the semester. Granito thinks he found the right player to fill that void.
“I really didn’t get any offers anywhere else and I knew I wanted to play basketball, so I did some research and found that Lorain County Community College suited me and everything that I wanted to do,” Oehlstrom said. “I’m really excited to be continuing my academic and athletic career there for the next two years.”
Oehlstrom is a 5-foot 4-inch shooting guard that likes to shoot beyond the 3-point arch and likes to play at a fast pace. She scored 16 points in a 59-23 playoff win against Lorain High School while at Avon Lake. Oehlstrom was also the leading scorer in the Lorain County All-Star Game at Oberlin College. She had 14 points, 12 of which were 3-pointers. Granito was at that game.
“When I first met him, he had told me that he had just lost a shooting guard and was looking for a new one and said that I would fit in well,” Oelstrom said. “College is a little bit different than high school. [It’s] more fast-paced and [has a] longer season, but I told him that I’m willing to put in the work,” said Oelstrom, who plans to major in early childhood education and intervention specialist.
“Hannah is a scrappy player that will really help us on the defensive end of the floor,” Granito said. “She also is a great shooter who will be able to shoot more here at the college level. In high school, she might have been limited in her shooting, but she will be encouraged to shoot more; just like I do with all our players.”