Senior Nicole Brunicardi will be continuing her basketball career at Skyline College next year. After four years of Burlingame basketball, Brunicardi feels this is a perfect next step.
“Ever since I was little, I loved playing basketball with my brothers in the backyard,” Brunicardi said.
Brunicardi was captain of the girls’ varsity basketball team this past year, but her senior season was cut short when she tore her ACL early in the season.
“Unfortunately, my senior year didn’t go as planned,” she said. “But if it wasn’t for the support of my teammates I couldn’t have done it without them. I’m going to miss them so much, but I’m ready for the next chapter.”
Despite the injury, Brunicardi has been a strong player and leader in the basketball program.
“Playing in college was always a thought in my head,” she said. “I’m definitely not done playing.”
Though she knows that playing for a collegiate team will be an experience entirely different from her four years as a Panther, Brunicardi says she feels ready for a challenge.
“I’m so excited to step up my game and experience new aspects on this team,” Brunicardi said. “And I can’t wait to play with [senior] Michala O’Donoghue for the next two years!”