PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs’ Elizabeth Hill signs with Montevallo

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Cold Springs’ Elizabeth Hill (seated) signs at Cold Springs High School Tuesday night with (Top row L-R): Adam Hill (brother), Kaylin Hill (sister), Adam Hill (father), Ashley Hill (mother) and Lulu Hill (sister).

BREMEN, Ala. – After completing a stellar career on the basketball court this spring and crossing the stage at graduation in May, Lady Eagles standout Elizabeth Hill checked one more milestone off the list Tuesday night when she officially signed her national letter of intent to play for the Falcons of Montevallo. Hill racked up over 2,000 points in her career at Cold Springs, earned All-State First Team honors twice, helped lead the Lady Eagles to a state title and a state runner-up finish and was named the 2A Player of the Year for both her junior and senior seasons. She will join Cullman’s AK Eastman and West Point’s Miriam Oldacre on the Falcons roster this fall.

Elizabeth was joined by family, friends, coaches and teammates to celebrate her signing at Cold Springs High School Tuesday night and Lady Eagles Head Coach Tammy West got things started by reflecting on Hill’s career and the impact it had within the community.

“I know that myself, her teammates and nobody in the community will forget her and what she accomplished here at Cold Springs. She brought a lot joy to a lot of people on a lot of different nights, young and old that came to our games and watched her play,” West said. “We’re really looking forward to following her over the next four years at Montevallo and we just wish her all the best.”

Elizabeth says her main focus this offseason has been staying in shape and preparing for college and she’s looking forward to getting on campus and getting back on the court.

“I’m just excited to start a new chapter and get down there and try to make an impact on the team no matter what way that is,” Hill said. “I’m just excited to meet everyone, start school and start playing basketball again.”

Hill will be leaving with a lot of find memories of her time with the Lady Eagles and the support she received from the community is one of the things she’ll miss the most.

“At Cold Springs the support has always been amazing. I don’t think you’ll get there anywhere else you go,” Hill said. “It’s a small-town community and everyone is very loving and caring and I’ll really miss that.”

West has coached a lot of great players in her tenure at Cold Springs and Hill is certainly in the conversation with any of them. West will miss the standout forward on the court next season but she’s looking forward to seeing her grow on the court at Montevallo.  

“It has been a joy to coach her and to watch her over these last four years,” West said. “She just has so much potential; I can’t wait to see how she plays at the next level.”

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