If you go to a Shippensburg University women’s basketball game, you will see players check in and out of the game at different times.
Among those players is senior guard Chanice Lee, who is a key reserve for SU. Lee, who plays a limited role on the team, has no limits to what she has accomplished off the court.
Playing basketball since the age of 10, Lee has dedicated herself to playing basketball.
“I loved the thought of dishing my teammates the ball and them scoring. There’s no better feeling than being a floor general on the court,” Lee said.
Off the court, one of Lee’s many interests includes writing music.
The 22-year-old point guard is an energetic player on the court and a spirited student off the court. Lee has played well in limited time, averaging six minutes a game while scoring 10 points in the nine games she has appeared in this season.
Lee states that her favorite moment in her playing career was winning the MEC Championship at Glenville State College and getting [her] ring [her] first year back off of an ACL injury.
Lee has worked hard to overcome the injury and her hard work shows on the court.
As a junior, Lee appeared in 19 games off the bench for the Raiders in just her first season with the team. She totaled 10 points to go along with her 13 rebounds. Lee made 10 of her 14 free attempts, adding up to a 71 percent from the line and even scored a season-high five points in a victory against Shepherd University. In a game against Kutztown University, Lee grabbed three rebounds in just four minutes.
Lee names SU’s stellar communication/journalism department and the basketball team as the reasons for why she transferred to SU after her sophomore season.
Lee transferred to SU from Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, becoming a Raider in the 2015-2016 season. When asked what she liked about the Shippensburg women’s team that is different from her old team, Lee said, “If I had to pick one thing, I would say that I love the camaraderie of the team.”
For incoming freshmen players, Lee says to not be afraid.
“I was once in their shoes,” Lee said. “It’s not easy, but don’t be afraid. It’s the same game of basketball that you’ve been playing your entire life.”
As a graduating senior, Lee wants to leave something else with her teammates. She has great advice to pass along to those whose time playing at SU has not yet ended.
“I would tell my teammates to cherish every moment and make every game count,” Lee said. “The four years will fly by and you want to make sure that you put everything into something that you love.”