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Phoebe Sterba and Megan Swords join Trinity Meteors as part of the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship supported by Trinity Business School

Trinity Meteors Super League season 2020 /2021 tips off against DCU Mercy on Saturday, 17th October

Published: October 14th, 2020

Trinity Meteors have landed two new signings for their Super League roster, Phoebe Sterba and Megan Swords join as part of the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship supported by Trinity Business School.

Phoebe Sterba

Phoebe Sterba will study a master’s degree in management at Trinity Business School. Sterba is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and completed her undergraduate studies at University of Pennsylvania. Sterba was a consistent factor in Penn’s success over the past four seasons, building her way up from a freshman to a senior captain in her final year and leading her team to two Ivy League titles.

Speaking about her decision to accept the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship offer, Sterba said: “The main draws for this offer were the unique opportunity to play top level basketball abroad with Trinity Meteors basketball club and Trinity College Dublin’s renowned academics. I saw this as an opportunity to not only further my academic and professional development but also continue playing the sport that I love.”

Sterba is looking forward to the super league season ahead, “It is honestly so awesome just practicing with my team mates each week so I definitely cannot wait to play in the Super League. During the pandemic, I missed basketball so much, any opportunity I have to practice or play a game will not be taken for granted. At this moment, I think it is smart to not look too far ahead into the season – that is the one thing I learned from Covid-19’s impact on my season last year. I plan on taking everything game by game, practice by practice but also I hope to see a lot of checks in the win column!”

Megan Swords:

Megan Swords will study for an MSc in Marketing at Trinity Business School. Swords played with Holy Cross women’s basketball team before joining Trinity Meteors. Before finishing her basketball career with Holy Cross she won an award for exemplifying the mission of Holy Cross basketball women’s basketball team on and off the court. After battling injury early in her career, Swords emerged as one of the Crusaders' top players as a junior and senior, recording 652 points and 445 rebounds over her final two seasons. She averaged double-figure points as a junior and senior, including a career-best 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in her final season.

Commenting on her decision to accept the Global Graduate Sport Scholarship offer, Swords said: “It was a goal of mine to play basketball overseas, so fulfilling that dream while also getting a top tier education in a field that I want to pursue a career in was an easy decision”.

Speaking about her first super league game with Trinity Meteors, Swords commented: “I’m fired up, I’m excited to have the opportunity to play given everything that’s going on. I feel very fortunate to be even able to practice right now so having a game is icing on the cake!”

Trinity Meteors basketball club currently compete in the Basketball Ireland women’s Super League, the 2020 / 2021 season will tip off against DCU Mercy on Saturday, 17th October at Trinity Sport Centre.