Ponca Native Joins Northeast Community College Women’s Basketball Program

NORFOLK – A member of the Ponca girls basketball team will be joining the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team.

According to a release from Hawks Athletics, head women’s basketball coach Matt Svehla recently announced the addition of seven newcomers to the Northeast women’s basketball team for the 2021-22 school year.

Alyssa Crosgrove of Ponca is among the list of new signees. The 5’7” guard guided her team to three district championships and two runner-up finishes at the state basketball tournament. She was named All-Conference three times and earned All-State Honorable Mention. Coach Svehla says Alyssa is a player who has played the point-guard position for her high school team and helped lead her team to a state runner-up finish. She has a good basketball IQ and she has been a leader for a winning program.

Others who were listed among the additions included Jaydy Gonzalez of Denver, Colorado; Alexis Bliven of Holdrege; Tiffani Hamm of Aubrey, Texas; Destiney Epps of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marta Pons of Seville, Spain and Autumn Dickmander of Big Springs, NE (South Platte HS).

The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team finished the shortened 2021 schedule with a 15-8 record (13-7 ICCAC) suffering a 78-60 loss to Iowa Western Community College in the Region XI Championship on April 6.