Dec. 4th, 2012
By David McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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12:33 AM EST, December 4, 2012
Nobody has ever scored more points in Goshen history. And nobody has ever dished out more assists than Aimee Swihart.
"I would say that it means even more," Swihart said. "Last year one of my assistant coaches made it a goal for me to have five assists a game."
What means more than anything else is how she's led Goshen's turnaround as a team.
"It's great when your best player is also your hardest worker," Goshen coach Lenny Krebs said. "She's brought that mentality from the first day that she was a freshman."
Swihart was a starter by her second game as a freshman. The Redskins won only five games that year. They won seven the next. And then last year, 13, their most in at least a dozen years.
"I don't like to lose," Swihart said. So I was like, do whatever we have to do to get these wins up."
"I look at Aimee, and the fact that, her freshman year, she couldn't shoot a lick," Krebs said. "If you watched Aimee her freshman year, it wasn't a pretty sight. And each year, she's made a commitment to make the weakest part of her game the strongest part. This offseason she made 10,000 shots. That was her goal. You can see it's starting to pay off.
"She's a 3.97, 3.98 student. What she demands from herself as an athlete, she demands from herself in the classroom as well. Great all-around kid. Definitely someone we're blessed to have in our program."
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