Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Lindsey Olson plans to play at Minnesota State University Mankato


Sadie Yarosh

Senior Lindsey Olson dribbles the ball during a workout for the 2018-19 girls’ basketball season. The season starts Nov. 12.

Sophie Olmen and Sadie Yarosh

As senior Lindsey Olson plans to attend Minnesota State University Mankato in the fall of 2019 to play basketball, her teammates are excited for her and for what is to come. 

Olson said she has been playing basketball since she was in kindergarten and had received offers from two schools.

“I got a D1 offer from Providence in Rhode Island (and) I was talking to a bunch of schools.” Olson said.

Olson’s teammate sophomore Kendall Coley said Olson has shown leadership and has been inviting which Coley hopes to pass down to the other players.

“She’s been a leader since I’ve got here, she’s just made me feel welcome. It just makes me want to pass that down to other girls coming onto the team and share the love,” Coley said.

Another one of Olson’s teammates, junior Jordyn Turek said she has known Olson for many years and is excited for her to play collegiate basketball.

“It feels like really cool honestly, because I’ve gotten to grow up with her and see how much she’s been able to improve and grow as a player,” Turek said. “Now that she gets to go to the next level, I just feel really inspired and happy for her.”

Olson said a main reason she chose Minnesota State University Mankato was because of the distance.

“It’s close to home and it was just a good fit for me,” Olson said.

Turek said Olson brings a lot to the team, and she is always accounted for and is a key player that other teams have to look out for.

“She’s a killer shooter and she’s very tall, so that’s really helpful on defense, and she reliable, like you always know she’s gonna be there, she’s gonna be ready,” Turek said.

According to Coley, being able to play with Olson is something she takes pride in.

“It makes me feel super proud of Lindsey. She’s one of my closer teammates I would say and it makes me feel really good about that and hopeful,” Coley said.