Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Lainey Allen has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Division I school. Lainey is currently a power forward and center for the girls basketball team, which won the Suburban One League championship last year.

Lainey averages 6.4 points, .4 blocks, 2.2 rebounds, and .3 steals per game. She was named the most improved player her freshman year and also made 3rd Team All League that same year. She has played basketball since she was seven years old.

“I love the level of competition this sport portrays. It allows room for constant improvement and development in not only my basketball skills, but sometimes life skills,” she said.

She is looking forward to bringing those skills to the next level when she starts college. She is also eager to make new connections to a new team and coaching staff.

“Being able to call your team your family is the most important thing to me,” said Lainey.

Along with being on the basketball team, Lainey is a member of the track and field team and the Black Cultural Awareness Club. She has been on the honor roll every semester during her time in high school and hopes to study international business in college. 

“Through my career at PW, I was able to experience and value teamwork and the relationships I’ve made through my high school years. I’m ready for the next level in my life in college, and I’m excited to see how I will grow and develop, not only as a player, but as a person as well,” she said.