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Alyssa Staten, a senior center on the Statesboro Blue Devils girls team, has been instrumental in their success this season. She has more than 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds and is currently leading the team to a number one seed in next week’s region tournament. On Wednesday afternoon, Staten signed an official letter of intent to go to Northeastern University in Boston this fall.

“I felt like Northeastern had the academic rigor and was competitive athletically for me,” Staten said. “I just felt like it was the home for me. It is pretty far away from home but when we got there, we just knew it was the right place despite how far it was from Statesboro. My mom and dad were both on board so I’m really excited.”

Coach Marty Holder praised Alyssa’s leadership both on and off the court. “Alyssa is a leader on and off the court,” he said. “She is committed to making her school and her community better. She participates in numerous clubs and organizations as well as volunteers at an elementary school regularly. She still has the motivation and energy to dominate on game night.”

Alyssa’s impact on the team has been significant this season, particularly on defense where she has been more vocal than ever before. As she prepares for her future at Northeastern University, Alyssa knows that her hard work will pay off in both academics and athletics.

By Editor

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