DME Academy hosted the 3rd Annual Jingle Jam Tournament right before the holiday break with over 14 teams in attendance. Many traveling from around the country and one team, Recruiting Boost, traveling all the way from Australia.
It was a highly successful event that highlighted some of the top girl’s basketball talents and gave them the opportunity to showcase their skills to college scouts and coaches.
“For it to be only the 3rd Annual Jingle Jam Tournament, we had a great turnout. It was awesome to see all the teams playing hard and leaving it all on the court. It is always a great opportunity to host a tournament on our own courts and play against different levels of competition. The coaches have already discussed our vision for the future of this tournament and our hope to expand it to 20+ teams for next year.” says Tia McMillan, DME Academy Girl’s Basketball Assistant coach. “I am really proud of how my girls battled together in the first half of the season and look forward to their growth and improvement as we move into the second half of the season.”
DME Academy Girls High School National Basketball team finished the semester undefeated at home. Their hard work and dedication are truly reflected in their 10-3 overall record going into the holiday break.
Michael Panaggio, Head Coach and Director of Girls’ Basketball, remarks, “In my opinion, Jingle Jam was a success. We had competitive games, players from around the world, and some of the largest prep schools in the country. It was great to get these talented players in front of college coaches. I believe it is an event that will continue to grow.”
A huge thank you to all the players and coaches who were part of this incredible event and to Halifax Health for their continued partnership.
Another big thank you to the college scouts and coaches for taking the time to attend the Jingle Jam Tournament.
To learn more about DME Academy’s Girls Basketball program and upcoming camps and events, click here.
It’s the 5 a.m. wake-ups, the lack of spring and summer break, the time spent recovering, the dedication, and hard work. That’s what separates good athletes from great athletes.
Five DME Academy basketball players put pen to paper and signed with their dream schools. This was the ultimate achievement and symbolized the payoff of the commitment and passion they have given to the sport.
Three incredible athletes from our girl’s basketball teams signed with their dream schools. Hannah Miller, a Girls High School Prep team member, signed with Pitt State. Dominika Paurová and Tessa Engelman, members of the Girls High School National team, signed with Minnesota and South Carolina State, respectively.
Two members of our boy’s basketball teams also joined their dream schools. Petras Padegimas, a member of the Boys High School National team, signed with the University of Central Florida, and Alex Doyle, a member of the Post-Grad National/Blue basketball team, signed with Stetson University.
When asked about his experience at DME, Doyle said, “DME helped provide me with the opportunity to receive multiple scholarships. I’m especially thankful to my coaches, and I am extremely excited to make an impact in college at Stetson.”
At DME Academy, we are passionate about seeing our athletes succeed in the classroom and on the court. They make sacrifices daily to be the greatest at their sport and we are grateful we get to be a small part of their journey as they take their talent to the next level.
Congratulations to these five athletes on this incredible honor. Thank you for all you have given to DME Academy. We are excited to cheer you on as you take the next step in your career.
Do you want to take your talent to the next level? Learn more about our sports programs and how you can join DME Academy here.