High School: Bridgewater-Raynham (MA)
Recruiting Status: Signed with Duke [press release]
Recruiting Summary for Shay Bollin
offers in 2018:
- July: Boston College (first D-I offer), Georgia, NC State, Virginia Tech
- August: Providence, Saint Joseph’s, South Florida, Villanova
- September: UMass, Penn State
- October: Wisconsin
- November: Louisville, Ohio State
offers in 2019:
- April: East Carolina, Florida
- May: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Vanderbilt
- June: Duke, Northwestern, Wake Forest
- October: Rutgers
offers in 2020:
- May: James Madison, Oklahoma, Princeton, Syracuse, Tennessee
- June: Florida State
October 28, 2020: committed to Duke
Bridgewater-Raynham star Shay Bollin commits to new coach Kara Lawson at Duke (Boston Globe, 10/28/2020)
On Wednesday afternoon, ahead of what potentially could be a banner campaign for Bollin and B-R if the winter season is preserved, she announced her commitment to play college basketball at Duke — her “dream’ school” — for new coach Kara Lawson, the former Celtics assistant and Olympic gold medalist who starred for Pat Summitt at Tennessee. Lawson reached out shortly after she was hired in July.
“I could really see myself thriving playing for her,” Bollin said Wednesday. “Not only is she going to be there for me these next four years when she’s coaching me, but she’s also going to be there for me for the rest of my life.”
Bollin, Annus capture A Shot For Life Challenge titles (Boston Herald, 8/6/2020)
Shay Bollin bolstered her already impressive high school basketball resume with another premiere accomplishment.
On Wednesday night, Bollin shot 80.91-percent to win the Girls Division of the eighth annual A Shot For Life Challenge at the Starland Sportsplex in Hanover and earn the title of ‘best girls shooter in Massachusetts.’
B-R’s Shay Bollin leads the team in more than just stats (Patriot Ledger, 12/18/2019)
During Monday’s practice, Bollin was directing her teammates around the court and pressing them to push harder. But even when the Trojans aren’t on the floor, Bollin said she regularly texts and hangs out with her teammates to see how they’re doing. If one of her teammates has a bad shooting night, Bollin says she’ll come right back with nothing but constructive criticism and encouragement.
“I’ve grown up having really great coaches in my life,” said Bollin. “So seeing how they influenced me and influenced my teammates, it’s taught me that being a leader is one of the most important things in this game and in life. And I feel like there’s a way to push people positively.”
Bollin has already received interest from several top Div. I schools, including Duke, UConn, and UCLA, but she has certainly not let that get to her head.
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