Olivia Martin has committed to Salve Regina University.
Olivia Martin is following in her parents’ footsteps.
The 5-foot-7 senior wing from Whitman-Hanson Regional High announced on Twitter she has committed to play basketball at Salve Regina University.
I am very excited and proud to announce that I’ll be furthering my academic and athletic career at Salve Regina University. I’d like to thank all my family, friends, teammates & coaches all the way. I couldn’t have done without all your support.💙💚 @mdell74 @WHCoach_Costa pic.twitter.com/CwB62sWz1G
— olivia martin (@livmartinn14) April 1, 2020
Both of her parents, Brian and Kerry, played for the Seahawks and her mother is in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
“Salve is getting a steal,” said Martin’s AAU former coach Matt DellaBarba. “I think she’ll make an immediate impact there.”
An impact is just what Martin made in her final go-around for the Panthers this winter, scoring 9.5 points per game, on the strength of a team-high 40 3-pointers en route to being named a league all-star. She was the team’s lone captain, as well. W-H finished with its best record (15-7) since 2009-10 and won its first tournament game in eight years.
First-year W-H girls’ basketball head coach Mike Costa posted on Twitter:
Proud of our captain @livmartinn14 on her commitment to Salve Regina next year!! She helped lead our team to it’s best season in a long time. Salve got a good one! #BeDifferent⚫⚪🔴🐾🏀 https://t.co/8WU4aLF4pp
— Michael Costa (@WHCoach_Costa) April 2, 2020
At Salve, Martin will reunite with former high school teammate Meg Henaghan, a rising sophomore for the Seahawks.