CB East's Shine Commits to Play Basketball at Jefferson

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Central Bucks East senior Elyse Shine was recognized for committing to continue her basketball career at Jefferson University. To view photos of the event, please click on the following link: https://solsports.zenfolio.com/p523069472

Elyse Shine – Jefferson University (Basketball)

Major:  Psychology

Final list of colleges:  Jefferson, Rochester, Holy Family, Ursinus

Reasons for choosing Jefferson:  “I just really liked the coaches and the players after meeting them on several occasions. I really liked the overall atmosphere that the campus gave me, and I really like all their opportunities academically and especially how they set up their students’ post grad.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in basketball at the collegiate level?  “I started playing basketball in seventh grade, which was kind of late, so playing in college wasn’t really on my mind until maybe the end of sophomore year beginning of my junior year when I started to really dedicate myself to the sport.
“The whole process has been really cool, really exciting. I’m glad that I chose Jefferson. I know that a few years ago I definitely wouldn’t have seen myself committed and playing basketball in college. It’s really cool to see how far I’ve come.”

How difficult was it to be sidelined your senior season after tearing your ACL in the third game?  “At first, it was hard to accept what happened. I just knew that my role on the team had changed, and I knew that I couldn’t be a leader on the court, but I could still support my teammates off the court.”

Coach Liz Potash says:  “Elyse has probably made more progress over four years than any kid I’ve ever coached. The expectations were really high coming into this year because it was going to be her season, so it was really unfortunate how everything kind of played out, but she really was a great teammate. When she found out she tore her ACL, that day she told me she was too upset and she couldn’t make it to practice but promised she would not miss anything the rest of the season. She did not miss one thing the rest of the season except for our first round district game the day she had her surgery. It meant everything to have that support, and for her, it was an interesting experience because she came such a long way in her playing experience. For her to have a year on the sidelines and watch at a high level, she picked up a lot, and I’m interested to see how that translates when she gets back on the court. She grew a lot and was very mature. I’m looking forward to seeing her come back at the college level.”

About Elyse:
Favorite food: 
Fettuccini Alfredo
Favorite movie:  Hidden Figures
Favorite music:  R&B