Female AOTW: Chelsea Erkes, sophomore basketball player

Luke Modrovsky, Modrovsky

Why Chelsea Erkes was selected: Chelsea Erkes came off the bench to score a career-high of 12 points in a Jan. 22 matchup against Alvernia. Erkes had a significant contribution in a matchup where the Lady Colonels came up just short.

What head coach Chris Heery said: “Chelsea Erkes has been shooting the ball well in the last few games. She has helped the team by hitting some deep three pointers which helps stretch the defense. She continues to be a great team player.”

Name: Chelsea Erkes

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

Minor: Sports Management

Hometown: Wernersville, Pa.

High School: Conrad Weiser HS

Position: Shooting Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The small campus, relationship with teachers, playing basketball.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan to do something in psychology, and possibly sports.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope that we improve from last years season, and grow closer as a team.

Most influential person in your life?

My mom, because she has always been there for me, and supports me in everything I do.

A quote you live your life by?

“With struggle comes strength.”

When/Why did you first begin playing?

Began playing in second grade, my dad, uncle, cousin, and grandfather all played, just ran in the family.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is scrimmaging, because it allows us to play as a team and get better as a team, but also as individuals.

Coke or Pepsi?


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Alyssa Alfano, I see you.