Katie Anderson ’20 Joins 1000 Point Club

As the clock counted down in the fourth quarter of a game against the Academy of Notre Dame on Feb. 7, Agnes Irwin junior Katie Anderson received a give-and-go from senior Mary Grace Miller and drained a 3-pointer as time expired. The 3-pointer earned Anderson her 1,000th career point — and while the Owls ultimately lost the game 65-29, they accomplished a season-long goal.

 

Anderson, who began playing with the Agnes Irwin Varsity team as an 8th grader, needed 20 points to reach 1000 at the start of the game. Three quarters later, she still needed 10. It was an entire team effort in the fourth quarter in their home gym to get her to 1000.

“Senior captain Mary Grace Miller stepped up and sacrificed her own shot to help Katie get to 1000 — this was an absolute group effort all year long. I’ve never been more proud of the entire team,” said Andrea Carter, Agnes Irwin’s second year head coach.

With the 3-pointer, Anderson became just the third player in school history to score 1000 points. And while the milestone was a group effort throughout the season, Anderson hadn’t thought much about it prior to this year. “I didn’t realize I was close to 1000 points before this season,” she recalled. When she realized it was possible to hit the milestone, however, “I made it a goal to hit 1000. It’s so rewarding to accomplish that goal.”

In her journey to reaching this milestone, Anderson said her mom, her coaches and her teammates were impactful in getting her there. “My mom coached me when I was little, and has always been there for me. I’m so grateful to my teammates and coaches for encouraging me and pushing me everyday. In the fourth quarter, they kept setting me up and being unselfish and I can’t thank them enough.”

Anderson, Carter said “represented the school and her family so well. She’s one of the hardest working girls I’ve met. This 1000 points was hard earned, and well deserved.”

The Owls have two regular season games remaining, and will take on local rival The Baldwin School in a girls and boys doubleheader at the Haverford School on Monday. Agnes Irwin plays Baldwin at 4:30 p.m., and The Haverford School takes on Girard College High School at 6:30 p.m.

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