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Lady General Kelsey Miller to play at Notre Dame College of Ohio

| November 21, 2012

Ridgewood High School senior Kelsey Miller signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Notre Dame College of Ohio on Monday in the school library. Miller, at 6’ 1”, is a four year letterman at Ridgewood and earned All Ohio Special Mention last year. She has 499 career points and 467 rebounds at Ridgewood through her junior year. Pictured are dad, Mike Miller, Kelsey, mom Kim Moore and step-dad Mike Moore. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

WEST LAFAYETTE Kelsey Miller, a six foot one senior at Ridgewood, signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Notre Dame College of Ohio. “It’s a great feeling, I feel like I’m going to love it up at Notre Dame. I feel like I fit in really well up there.” Miller said that playing basketball, “It just feels natural for me to be out on the court. It’s what I love to do, to have that ball in my hand and feel it.” Miller plays the post position for the Lady Generals, “I like to get beat up a little bit, I like the physical part of it and Doug (Coach Patterson) has me outside this year like in a two or three spot. I like that too, getting to step out and shoot a little bit.”

Miller will be majoring in accounting at Notre Dame, and is not sure what she may minor in.

She said that with regards to this year, “I’m glad that I have the group of girls I have to play with as a senior. I feel like everyone will step up and play when we get going. I’m looking forward most to playing Hiland. One of our former players left us to go up and play at Hiland so that is some competition there.”

Miller said she wants to thank, “My mom and dad mostly and great help from my stepdad. And of course a lot of help from Coach Patterson, he really, really pushed me to this point. He is always there for me, to encourage me to do my best. He yelled at me a lot, and just that really encouraged me even more. He really helped me out a lot.”

Kelsey said, “I want to thank the seniors that graduated last year, and previous years. They really helped me out a lot. They showed me what it was to be a real player.” Talking about this year’s team, Kelsey said, “They’re a great group of girls and I’m glad I get to play with them.”

Miller’s mom, Kim Moore, said, “I’m ecstatic. It’s a thrill to see her, knowing where she’s going to go. Watching her grow up starting at 7 years old in Upwards Basketball, little did we know. To know that little girl is now 6’ 1” and is going to go play college basketball. We are excited! When I saw her pick up a basketball, she is gifted. God gifted her in athletics. Everything she picks up she can do athletically. Study, work hard and work some more. Know the plays, study defense, know the plays,” said Kim about getting to the next level.”

Coach Doug Patterson commented, “This is my first one to play at the college level and this is my tenth year at varsity. I’m just so excited for her, and our program to see what she was able to do and keep on playing ball at the college level. She’s a leader, to her class, her team, her friends and community. Notre Dame is fortunate to have someone like her.”

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