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Georgetown Visitation’s Kate Gillespie chooses Holy Cross basketball

When Georgetown Visitation senior guard Kate Gillespie visits Holy Cross next weekend on an official visit, she will finally get a chance to take in everything about where she will spend the next four years after high school.

Gillespie, the Cubs leading scorer last season with just under 19 points per game and a second-team All-Met selection, visited the Holy Cross campus on an unofficial visit in late June but only spent time with the coaching staff. This time, she’ll get to meet the three other girls who committed to the team and their families and connect with her future teammates.

“It’ll be really nice to meet everyone,” said the 5-foot-9 Gillespie, who committed to Holy Cross two weeks ago.

Gillespie, a capable scorer who had double-digit points in all but two of her games last winter, helped guide Georgetown Visitation to a 25-7 record, a fifth straight Independent School League regular season title and a No. 13 ranking.

She chose Holy Cross over Northeastern and Quinnipiac because of her comfort with the coaches. The team’s style of play also mirrors the wide-open approach of her high school team, she said.

“The coaching staff is awesome,” Gillespie said. “All the coaches are really nice and Coach [Bill] Gibbons is a really nice guy. And it’s a really good family atmosphere up there. And that’s important because I’m going to spend so much time up there.”

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.


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