Edison senior forward Sheila Sherrill, the team’s leading scorer for much of the season and the only Eagle to be selected to one of the all-Northern Region teams, is still waiting for her first scholarship offer.
The second-team all-region pick has visited Drexel, a school of interest to her for two reasons. One, she said that Dragons coaches tell her that her playing style is similar to that of a senior there, forward Taylor Wootton, the team’s second-leading scorer. And two, her sister Ruth, a 2012 Edison graduate, is a freshman forward at Hofstra, which competes in the Colonial Athletic Association with Drexel.
The 6-foot Sherrill is averaging 11 points per game for the surprising Eagles, who start three freshmen but were able to win the region title. They will host Northwest Region runner-up Colonial Forge, from Stafford County, at 5 p.m. Friday at Robinson in a Virginia AAA quarterfinal.
“I just really want to be close to my sister,” Sherrill said. “[Hofstra] was looking at me earlier in the season, but I didn’t want to go there and be too close to my sister.”
“She’s going to be a gem to somebody,” Edison Coach Dianne Lewis said. “Several schools have expressed an interest that are still looking for post players and we always get schools [at the state tournament] that come and watch the games. So I expect more to blossom out of that.”
Alexander has appeared in 11 games. Wilson has not yet made her debut; she did not play in the first three games and has been out since with an injury.