Gamers of the Week

Molly Collins is Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Junior Molly Collins of Poca High School.

By Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS

Last week the Lady Dots Girl’s Basketball team kicked off their season on a high note notching two blowout wins against Sissonville and Nitro High Schools. One standout player that helped put the Dots over the top was junior guard Molly Collins. Collins’s play doesn’t necessarily show up in the stat column but she was able to score a modest 21 points while adding nearly 10 steals and rebounds between the two games played last week.
When asked about what motivates her, Molly responded, “My teammates are my motivation. My freshman year I played for the team but opted to focus on softball during my sophomore year. After softball season I realized how I missed playing basketball. The thing I missed the most was the comradery among my teammates. I’m really glad I was given the opportunity to come back and play with my friends.”

The Lady Dots are have drawn a tough region as it has been reclassified to include: Wayne, Winfield, Nitro, and Sissonville. The Dots have their work cut out for them but feel they are up to the challenge. Coach Kenny Sayre is back at the helm and is excited with the amount of depth his team has this year.  When asked about this season’s team Coach Sayre responded by saying, “ We have great depth this year. We have a solid 8-9 players than can play well together without a drop in performance. This gives us great versatility for matchup purposes and will allow us to compete barring injuries as the season progress.” When asked about Molly’s play this year Coach Sayre responded by saying, “We are really glad to have Molly back playing for us. We really missed her last year and she has come back and hasn’t skipped a beat. She is a tough player and we look for her to step up and play confident as she returns to basketball.“ The Dots are hoping to build on these early season wins and make a run at a state tournament birth.

Molly has a 4.0 GPA and is the daughter of Wendy and Greg Collins. Molly also plays on the Dot’s softball team and is involved with student council and national honor society. Collins says she would like to continue softball on the collegiate level and wants to pursue becoming a physician’s assistant in the future.

Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s Female Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.

Marcus Reynolds PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Teays Physical Therapy Center and assists with the Potential Plus Program.