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Fit to be king
Lilli Dellheim, Special to the Hawk • July 13, 2024

Meet the newcomers: Women’s team

Photo courtesy Sideline Photos
Photo courtesy Sideline Photos

Katie Armstrong is a freshman from Collegeville, Pa. She found a love for basketball when she started playing at age four. Armstrong will play wing for the Hawks. When asked what her favorite part of playing St. Joe’s basketball is, Armstrong said, “Being part of the team and having something to take your mind off of everything.” Something she believes she brings to the team is encouragement. Her favorite professional basketball player is Kevin Durant, small forward for the Golden State Warriors. Armstrong has a twin brother named Tommy.

Photo courtesy Sideline Photos
Photo courtesy Sideline Photos

Nailah Delinois joined the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team this year as a freshman from Sunrise, Fla. She started playing basketball when she was seven years old, and will play guard for the Hawks. Delinois said she is vocal and brings energy to the team when playing. When asked about her favorite part of basketball, she immediately responded that it is playing defense. Her fa-vorite basketball player is Deron Williams, point guard for the Dallas Mavericks. When she is not playing basketball, Nailah said, “I am high key a nerd.”

Photo courtesy Sideline Photos
Photo courtesy Sideline Photos

Whisper Fisher is a sophomore transfer student originally from Baltimore, Md. coming to Saint Joseph’s from Loyola University Chicago. Fisher started playing basketball at age four, and will play forward for the Hawks. Fisher said her favorite part about playing basketball is blocking shots, and believes she brings positivity and encouragement that she shares with her teammates. Fisher’s favorite basketball player is LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Something unique about Fisher is that she can dislocate her shoulders.

Photo courtesy Sideline Photos
Photo courtesy Sideline Photos

Jaryn Garner joined the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team as a senior transfer student from the University of Virginia. She is originally from Sewell, N.J., where she did not start playing organized basketball until the age of 11. Garner will play guard for the Hawks, and said her favorite aspect of basketball is playing defense. When asked what she brings to her team, she said “fire.” She fits into Philadelphia well, as her favorite basketball team is the Philadelphia 76ers. She also said she has a puppy named Chance.

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