By Matt Browning
Chase Gilpin of Southeast of Saline was chosen as the Kaniper Agency Athlete of the Month for October. Gilpin was an all-league selection for the Trojans in both 2021 and 2022.
“Personally, my season has been going well. Trying to keep my stats up,” Gilpin. “I broke a school record last year and I have been working towards breaking my own record.”
Being a good communicator is something that Gilpin admitted she struggles with at times on the court, but it has been a focus to improve that this season.
“Off the court our team is constantly talking, but sometimes we tend to not talk to each other one the court,” Gilpin said.
Defense has been an area of struggle for Southeast of Saline as a whole.
“We have been pushing and pushing ourselves all season to better our defense. We are constantly perfecting our defense, figuring out whose ball is whose, covering all the holes on the court and getting our front row more involved in defense.”
Many teams have different superstitions before games, but Gilpin said the Trojans have one that is unique and it’s also her favorite memory from the season.
“My favorite memory is by far our dance parties,” Gilpin said. “It is almost a superstition for our team to spend at least 20 minutes in the locker room before our game to blast some music and let loose. It is a crucial moment for our team to bond, spend time together and just laugh with each other. It is a special moment and probably one of the biggest things I will miss next year.”