Adison Novosel reaches 1,000 career points

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Lily Oelschlager

Adison Novosel reaches 1,000 career points.

Lily Oelschlager , Reporter

When senior Adison Novosel began playing basketball in fourth grade, she could not have imagined herself becoming the sixth player in Revere Women’s Basketball history to score 1,000 points.

Alongside Varsity basketball, Novosel has played varsity softball all four years of high school. Outside Revere, she has traveled with the Score More Athletic Club’s (SMAC) women’s basketball team. After her approaching graduation from Revere High School, she will attend St. Francis University and play on their Division I women’s basketball team.

Novosel discussed her competition career.

“It has been a true learning experience; I’ve learned how to compete at a high level and work hard in everything I do,” she said.

She has received recognition at the league, county, and state level as well as a season high of 29 points against Walsh in December. Revere Varsity Women’s Basketball Coach Dan Brown spoke about her work ethic.

“Adison has dedicated a lot of time and effort to [basketball] and [scoring 1,000 points] was the reward for all of that hard work,” Brown said.

He believes she will leave an important mark on the tradition of Revere athletics.
“When building a tradition [of success], it’s about doing things the right way. That’s what Adison does. She has tremendous determination and drive to be the very best, but she wants the entire team to succeed,” he said.

Novosel praised the other 1,000 point scorers.

“It’s a huge honor and accomplishment; it’s very rewarding to know that all my hard work is paying off and it motivates me to keep getting better; I used to look up to the other three players growing up and would dream of being in their shoes; I hoped one day I would be the person little girls look up to,” she said.

Brown believes she will be.

“I think future generations of Revere basketball players will not only see that time and dedication will help you accomplish your individual goals, but [that] it’s about making the team better as a whole,” Brown said.

Novosel shared some of her favorite memories with Revere Women’s Basketball.

“[Among them were] bus rides home after winning a game and the adrenaline [rush] of close games,” Novosel said.

Novosel’s mother, Alison Novosel, also has many fond memories of her daughter’s athletic career.

“Our favorite part of [Novosel’s] journey has been watching [her] develop the self-confidence and self-discipline to become a leader and a great teammate. She has competed with hundreds of teammates and coaches throughout the years and has brought toughness, optimism, and humility to each [of them],” she said.

Mrs. Novosel spoke highly of the Revere athletics department and their encouragement of Novosel on the court and in the classroom.

“The Revere athletics department has always encouraged Adison and provided the framework for her and her teammates to be successful. She has learned a wide variety of skills from each coach and has developed a relationship with all of them,” she said.

This balance of athletics and academics played a key role in Novosel’s college recruitment journey.

“The recruiting process required a lot of time and effort, reaching out to schools all over the country, and travelling to many different states to play in top level tournaments,” she said.

She decided that St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, was right for her.

“I [chose St. Francis] because they really put a focus on learning, not only in school but about yourself. Their women’s basketball has a rich history of success and is the perfect level and place for me to develop as an athlete,” Novosel said.
Novosel has also chosen a field of study.

“I am planning on studying Management Information Systems, which really plays into a lot of my strengths,” Novosel said.

Mrs. Novosel shares Brown’s enthusiasm about Adison’s future.

“I am very excited [that she can pursue] her college degree while also playing basketball. The skills required to be a Division I student athlete will benefit and support her for the rest of her life,” she said.

Novosel is grateful for her experiences and achievements with Revere Women’s Basketball and looks forward to her future at St. Francis University.