Post-graduate Bronagh Power-Cassidy, of Dublin, Ireland, signed her National Letter of Intent on May 1 to play basketball for the College of the Holy Cross.
Power-Cassidy previously attended Holy Faith Secondary School Clontarf in Dublin, Ireland. During her season with Marianapolis, she averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals per game. She had a 73 percentage from the free throw line, and 40 percentage from the 3-point line. Power-Cassidy was named a co-captain of the Marianapolis girls’ varsity team, helping the team become semi-finalists in the NEPSAC Class A championship.
“I grew up playing basketball. I've played since I was 6 years old, playing out in the back garden with my older sister and my dad and for our local club team,” she said. “Normally I play a shooting guard or small forward, but I've tried to develop my game to be versatile enough to play wherever my coach or team needs me to.”
Power-Cassidy said she decided to sign with Holy Cross because of the college’s tight-knit community, saying “Anytime I visited the campus, I could just feel how special a place and how warm an environment it was. Paired with the chance to receive an amazing education and the opportunity to play with a great team, Holy Cross really felt like the right fit for me.”
Marianapolis girls’ varsity basketball head coach Kirsty Leedham said “I am so excited for Bronagh to take this huge step in her career and officially sign as a Holy Cross Crusader. Since Bronagh stepped foot onto Marianapolis’ campus, she became a leader both on and off the court. It was a pleasure to not only watch Bronagh grow as a player, but to watch her motivate her teammates to grow alongside her. She is a very special player in that she gives 100% to every play, every practice, every game, and every person. I have full confidence that Bronagh is going to have a phenomenal career at Holy Cross, and I think I speak for all of the Marianapolis community when I say I am excited that she will be located right down the road.”
The College of the Holy Cross, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is an NCAA Division I school playing in the Patriot League.