Lakeview girls hoops standout Brennan earns MAC Blue MVP

By: Jason Carmel Davis | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published March 29, 2019

 St. Clair Shores Lakeview junior center Joslyn Brennan battles for a rebound during a March 19 playoff game. Brennan has been named MVP of the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview junior center Joslyn Brennan battles for a rebound during a March 19 playoff game. Brennan has been named MVP of the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lakeview girls basketball coach Joe Charrette speaks glowingly of junior center Joslyn Brennan when discussing how she’s progressed as a player.

“She’s worked so hard to get better. She’s done everything she can to be a factor on both ends of the court, and it’s great to see,” Charrette said.

Brennan’s dedication has yielded a lot of hardware.

The Huskies this season won Macomb Area Conference Blue/Gold Division, Division 1 district and regional titles. The regional championship was the first for Lakeview’s program.

To go along with those team honors, Brennan has been voted MAC Blue MVP by the coaches in the division.

Brennan called the award a credit to the work she put in last offseason.

“I have worked very hard to become the player I am today, and being awarded MAC Blue MVP has made me want to work harder to improve even more,” Brennan said.

Brennan had not played organized basketball prior to her freshman year of high school. She said it took her a bit of time to understand the nuances of the game and that her teammates have played a major role in her progress.

“They push me to be more competitive, and I’m very thankful for that,” Brennan said. “So wanting to become a complete basketball player has pushed me to keep working hard to get better.”

Charrette earlier this past season talked about the competitive edge that Brennan has developed. He said the junior, who stands at 6-foot-6, was a bit afraid to even catch the ball at one point. By the end of the season, Brennan was a factor at both ends, scoring in the post, blocking shots and rebounding at a high rate.

She’s not done, either.

Brennan said she wants to add more to her repertoire. She hopes to add to her competitive fire and improve her ball-handling skills.

Brennan called this season a dream for her and her teammates. The group wants even more success in 2020.

“Getting (to the state quarterfinals) was a great experience,” Brennan said, “and I think it’s possible to go beyond the success we had this year.”

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