Brooke Bambrick called Trinity Christian College the perfect fit.

Brooke Bambrick called Trinity Christian College the perfect fit.

The Washington Community High School senior cited Trinity’s small Christian campus, a connection with her future teammates and coach and a strong program in her intended field of study as reasons for picking the school.

Bambrick finalized the decision to play women’s basketball for the Trolls with a unique signing Feb. 7 immediately following the Lady Panthers’ Senior Night win over Metamora.

The guard played this past summer on the AAU circuit to raise her profile.

“It was always an option,” said Bambrick of playing basketball at the next level. “It just worked out great.”

Bambrick said she will try to improve in all areas as much as she can before joining Palos Heights-based Trinity Christian.

“I wanted to go there because I knew I could do well there,” Bambrick said.

LaToshia Burrell is in her second year directing the Trolls, who are members of the National Christian College Athletic Association and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

TCC competes in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Olivet Nazarene, Robert Morris University and St. Xavier are among the institutions also in the CCAC.

Bambrick, who began playing the sport in third grade, is a second-year starter in her third varsity season for WCHS head coach Randy Marchand.

She plans to major in nursing.