Fort Myer lady hoopster invited to All-Navy tryout
October 15, 2013
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - The 2013-2014 basketball season may be Fort Myer Lady Generals Syreeta Bromfield's final all-military curtain call.
Bromfield, a Yeoman Second Class in the Coast Guard and a member of the 2013 WMAC tournament champ Generals, is preparing for another run as an All-Navy team member. The prolific scorer traveled to the Great Lakes Naval Station again to try out for the select all-military team.
"I've been playing [all-military basketball] since 2008," she explained. "I'm expecting to go and represent the Coast Guard and the Navy the best that I can. I'd really love to win a gold medal because I think this might be my last year."
The tryout camp is scheduled to conclude Oct. 29, and the Armed Forces Basketball Championship tournament commences Oct. 30 at Great Lakes. Bromfield is confident her strengths will help her win another roster spot.
"I have the experience, I know the system, I know what it takes to win," she said during a telephone interview.
Scoring and determination are also parts of an all-around game that the former Michigan State Spartan, WNBA draft pick and current high school coach in Lorton, Va., bring to the hardwood. Bromfield's play in past All-Armed Forces has reaped large dividends. She has led the Navy to gold every year except 2010 and last year, she scored 33 points in the gold medal championship game and earned all-tournament honors and a spot on the All-Armed Forces team.