It was a bitter sweet weekend for Roblin’s Lexi Hawryluk. She got the chance to play in the A-AA-AAA Graduating High School All-Star game in Winnipeg on April 13 thanks to all her contributions to the Goose Lake Angels this season.
The bitter part about it was that it was going to be Lexi’s final high school game ever. She played on team Rogers as they stomped team Wilson, 60-42.
“It was a really awesome experience and was so fun,” said Hawryluk. “All of us had some good chemistry out there and it worked well.”
“It was really interesting playing with new girls and seeing how they play,” she added. “We obviously didn’t have any set plays or anything like that, but we still made it work.”
Lexi also made her mark on the game to finish her high school career. She chipped in six baskets. She also was able to make her own personal highlight reel.
“Yeah, I went for a layup and the ball went off the top of the backboard which is technically out of bounds and it went into the net, everyone was calling it a circus shot,” added Hawryluk.
Hawryluk was a big piece of the Angels puzzle this year as they got the Provincial Championship final against Warren.
Now that her high school basketball career is over, it will soon be her turn to get her next step shoes on.
Lexi will attend the University of New Brunswick and she expects to play for the Seawolves who play in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association.
“That’s going to be really awesome. I’ve been going through the recruiting process for a while now just chatting with schools from around Canada and into the US as well,” said Hawryluk. “I just love that I have the opportunity to play sports at a competitive level. I’ve always really been a really competitive person and to get the chance to play at the post-secondary level is a fantastic opportunity.”
The Seawolves went 9-12 in regular season play last year.
“I think it will be a different transition but I feel it’s something that I definitely can handle,” added Hawryluk.
Lexi was also named the Player of the Game when the Angels beat Hapnot, 51-37 in the first game of the provincials.