Olivia Summiel '19 signs with the Wake Forest University

Senior Olivia Summiel, of Dayville, CT, signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Wake Forest University on Wednesday, November 14.  

The upcoming basketball season will be the fourth season Summiel will play for the Golden Knights. Last year, Summiel averaged 15.6 points and 14.4 rebounds per game.

Summiel, a forward, decided to sign with Wake Forest to be in an environment that will challenge her both academically and athletically and in a place that already feels like home. “I look forward to the small school feel of 5,000 students while being on a campus that feels bigger than that,” Summiel said. “I can’t wait to build on the relationships that I have already with the coaching staff and the team. Wake Forest provides me with countless opportunities beyond the next four years and I can’t wait to embark on this new journey.”

“Olivia has been a blessing for me, as a new coach coming into a program,” remarked Marianapolis girls’ varsity basketball head coach Kirsty Leedham. “From day one she has shown her true leadership both on and off the court and I am excited for the season ahead. She has displayed great energy and leadership on the court that is going to take her far when she plays at the next level. I am very proud that Olivia is reaping the benefits of all the hard work she has put in, and I am confident that this success will continue for Olivia both during and after college.”

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, NC. The women’s basketball team is Division I, competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).