Colvin provides needed leadership for Iroquois
But in her third season on the varsity team, the 5-foot-3 guard is working hard at keeping all the Chiefs moving in the right direction.
"Jenny Colvin's a real good leader for us," Iroquois coach Frank Payne said. "She does a lot for us and she comes to play hard every day."
Colvin ranks third in the team in scoring with 10.2 points per game. Through eight games, she led the Chiefs in steals with 32, ranked second in assists with 17 and fourth in rebounds with 43.
As a senior, she's improved those numbers from last year when she averaged 8.8 points per game and had 86 rebounds, 51 assists and a team-best 77 steals in 19 games.
But while stats are nice, her primary focus is helping lead the team towards its goal of an ECIC-II championship.
"I just want to bring a lot of leadership, help young kids step up and do whatever I can do help the team win," she said.
Iroquois was 4-4 in the 2012 portion of the schedule, but that included three non-league losses to Monsignor Martin Athletic Association contenders Sacred Heart, Nardin and Mount Mercy. And while the Chiefs expect to be a whole lot better than .500 when the end of the season arrives, the play on the court has given reasons for optimism.
"It is going really good," Colvin said. "We’re gelling really well. We have a young team but everyone is coming together really well."
The other loss is the one that stings the most, a 42-39 home setback against Hamburg on Dec. 17 in an early ECIC-II showdown. The rematch is scheduled for Feb. 11 and the Chiefs will be ready.
"We lost to them the first time, but if we keep getting better and continue to work well as a team, we should be able to give them a good game," Colvin said.