Jets’ Arsenault signs with Bay Norse
POWERS — North Central’s Andie Arsenault will be reunited with sister Bree on the basketball court next year after she signed to play for the Bay College Norse.
“I’m really excited to play, especially with my sister again next year. It’s super exciting,” Andie Arsenault said. “This was, like, the first year I’ve not played with my sister, so it’s going to be pretty great to play with her again.”
Aside from playing with her sister again, Arsenault is excited for the challenge that the next level of competition brings.
“(I’m excited) just to advance to the next level and being able to play against great players,” she said. “I know the biggest difference is probably going to be the speed of things, so I’m really going to try working on getting faster, stronger and all that.”
Arsenault plans to study nursing at Bay. Like her expectations of the on-the-court side of things, Arsenault anticipates an increased challenge at the college level in the classroom.
“It’s going to be pretty tough, too, but I hope I make a good adjustment to it,” she said. “I have Bree to help and teammates that will probably be studying similar things.”
“I’d like to thank my parents and my coaches, and all my teammates over the years.”
Jets coach Pete Schlenvogt shared Arsenault’s enthusiasm for the signing.
“I’m very excited for Andie going on and playing at the college level,” Schlenvogt said. “My son, T.J. (Jets assistant coach) and I, we knew right away she was destined to play basketball at the next level.
“And she’s choosing Bay College for the right reasons, not just basketball. She wants to go into nursing, and they have a very good nursing program. So, she’s choosing it for academic reasons as well, and we’re proud of her for that.”
Schlenvogt described Arsenault as an all-around hard worker, on and off the court.
“Bay is getting a very good player,” he said. “(She’s) definitely going to help them out with her energy and her work ethic … she’s a very good example of what to do off the court.”