It has been a whirlwind couple of months for Lucy Coogan.
After just returning from Bulgaria where she was one of the top players in the Under 18 European championship, the Irish international continutes her journey, this time stateside where she begins a scholarship in New Jersey.
☘️ Another hard-fought victory for the U18W at #FIBAU18Europe in Bulgaria.
Today marks the day Lucy leaves the Emerald Isle for the land of opportunity. It is a feat not often accomplished by Irish athletes, let alone in the discipline of basketball. Speaking with one of her coaches, Puff Summers, last April, he said he always knew Lucy would be destined for greatness;
“It’s something she’s been dreaming of since she was 11 years old when I started working her up, so this was always a goal we kind of had. I didn’t see anything other than her getting to this point.”
“When I step back and really look at it and say ‘wow, this Kilkenny girl is now going to a four-year university in America’, it’s quite a feat alright.”
You can hear the full interview back from the 30-minute mark in the latest Full Time podcast.