Nikki Ylagan has only been a Brampton Warrior for a year but this was a crucial year. Being in her last year of high school and with a deep desire to attend a University and play at that level, she had a short amount of time to make that next move.
Nikki came into the Brampton program with a determination to continue the great work ethic that she has always had. Nikki had always played with Canada Elite but made the decision to play on the Warriors squad this last crucial year. Nikki has been a great addition to the team with her never ending smile. She smiles while she nails the opponent with a 3-point shot!
Nikki said “As I played my last rep year with the Brampton Warriors Juel team I have no regrets. It was such a great experience to play with the girls I played with. They helped me become the player I am today and although we went through ups and downs during the season I know they’ll always be family. Coach Hugh and Coach Darryl this past season were very hard on me and I’m very thankful for that because I wouldn’t have gotten into a great school without them. Brampton Warriors is the team you want to go to if you’re looking to be disciplined and hard-working but also want to have fun as well. I am extremely happy that I got to experience playing with this team.”
Nikki, who attended Father Goetz in Mississauga, has chosen Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario as her next stop both for academics and to play basketball.
“I chose Lakehead because it’s a good place to further my education, and based on my research it has a really good business program. As for basketball, the coaching staff is really nice and the team is very supportive of each other on and off the court and it made me want to be part of that. The team as a whole looked very hard-working and I want to play with players who I know will help me get better as a player.”
Brampton Warriors Juel Head Coach Hugh Riley had the following to say about Nikki, “She is a very hard working player that wants to be the best, so in everything she does, she gives it her best effort and that is what will make her successful. She is a very humble young lady that comes from a great family that gives her such good support. It was a pleasure coaching her this year but I wish I had the opportunity to coach her earlier. I wish her all the success and I will definitely be following her career over the next few years”