This weekend will see representatives from Scotland’s universities take part in Scottish Student Sport’s (SSS) annual showcase against an Ireland university select side, across 2 days of action at Heriot-Watt.
Having held trials last month, the SSS squads were whittled down to 10 of the best women and 12 of the most impactful men currently studying at university in Scotland.
Both squads will be full of confidence given the number of National League players who’ve enjoyed successful campaigns with the likes of Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Lady Rocks, City of Edinburgh and Falkirk Fury.
Ahead of the event, the women’s team headed south to face Newcastle University. Despite having only trained together a handful of times and being short-handed, on the trip, the side fell by just a single point (83-82) with all players ending up on the score sheet. The addition of key squad members Erin McDonnell and Morgan McLaughlin, for the clashes against Ireland, has added to the high spirits in the camp.
Games will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th, with fixtures tipping off at 11am and 1:30pm on both days.
|Scottish Student Sport Women’s Squad|
|Erin McDonnell||Guard/Forward||23||6ft 1||University of Edinburgh||(Msc) Public Health|
|Beth Mackie||Guard||21||5ft 6||University of Edinburgh||Sport and Recreation Management|
|Sarah Halejian||Guard||23||5ft 8||University of Edinburgh||(Msc) Sport Policy, Management and International Development|
|Hilary Wood||Guard||22||5ft 4||University of Edinburgh||Economics|
|Dori Lansbach||Guard||24||5ft 8||University of Edinburgh||(MSc) Film Directing|
|Kirsten Simpson||Forward||20||6ft||Queen Margaret University||Applied Pharmacology|
|Yhana Van Wees||Forward||20||5ft 11||University of Abertay||Sport and Exercise|
|Shannon Purves||Centre||19||6ft 1||University of Stirling||Philosophy and Politics|
|Morgan McLaughlin||Centre||35||6ft 2||University of Glasgow||(Msc) Early Modern History|
|Jenna Beattie||Forward||22||5ft 11||University of Glasgow||Dentistry|
|Scottish Student Sport Men’s Squad|
|Borislav Gachev||Guard||20||6ft 2||University of Glasgow||Electronic and Software Engineering|
|Steven Docherty||Guard||21||6ft||University of Glasgow||Mechanical Engineering|
|Ross Gibson||Centre||22||6ft 6||Glasgow Caledonian University||Mechanical Engineering|
|Colin McDonald||Centre||21||6ft 5||University of Glasgow||English Literature and Spanish|
|Nestor Lasuncion||Guard||19||6ft||Glasgow Caledonian University||Media and Communication|
|Lauritus Juffer||Centre||21||6ft 8||Queen Margaret University||Psychology|
|Calum Nicol||Forward||24||6ft 4||University of Glasgow||Computing Science and Economics|
|Andrea Tuni||Forward||26||6ft 4||University of Strathclyde||Management Engineering|
|Jeb Spink||Guard||21||5ft 9||Robert Gordon University||Sport and Exercise Science|
|Chris De Souza||Guard||22||6ft||University of Glasgow||Economics|
|Jacques Saint Jean||Forward||25||6ft 5||University of St Andrews||(PhD) History|
|Ron Adrian||Guard||24||6ft||University of Edinburgh||(Msc) Sport Policy, Management and International Development|
|Jonathan Pettit||Forward||26||6ft 6||University of Strathclyde||Journalism and Creative Writing with English|