Every high school basketball player who steps on the court dreams of finding a way to push themselves to the next level.
Braham Area High School junior Emily Lindquist has provided that spark for the Bombers ever since she hit the floor as a freshman.
Lindquist has done something that few others have been able to do in their high school careers: On March 2, during Braham’s playoff loss to St. Cloud Cathedral, Lindquist became a member of the 1,000 point club.
The 6-foot forward has been scoring baskets for the Bombers for the past three seasons, and she is not done yet.
Head coach Amber Hoffman is thrilled for her player and takes pride in coaching such a talented athlete.
“It appears that most things come easily to Ms. Lindquist,” she said. “I have been a part of the Braham girls basketball program since Emily was a freshman. I was a C squad coach, so I never was given the opportunity to truly coach her. At that time, she was already starting varsity. At that time, there were a couple of things that impressed me about Emily: her natural athleticism and her demeanor on and off the floor.”
On the court, Lindquist is a lights-out shooter and skilled ball-handler, but according to Hoffman, there is much more to see off the court.
“She’s friendly to others and wants to always do what’s right. She’s a great role model for others,” she said. “She takes her education very seriously. Emily is one of the best people to have been chosen to lead our team in her senior year.”
The future captain has been impressing her coach and teammates for a few seasons and is now ready to take the reins. She has proven to be coachable and an asset to her teammates.
Lindquist will certainly be called upon to lead the Bombers’ scoring effort in the 2017-2018 season, and her coach knows that she is up to the task.
“She has found a confidence that I know is going to help carry us in our next season when she is a senior,” Hoffman said.