DuBOIS — Shelby Brownlee has long been a staple in the sports programs at the DuBois Christian School, and the senior has cemented her place in school history as the school’s first-ever 1,000 point, 100 goal scorer.
Brownlee reached the first of those milestones this past fall when she became the first DCS soccer player (boy or girl) to reach the 100-goal milestone. She didn’t stop there and ended her Lady Eagle career with 124 goals.
A vast majority of those goals came this fall as a senior — 53 to be exact _ as she helped lead the Lady Eagles to their first ACAA West Division title in recent memory and a fourth-place finish at the ACAA Tournament.
Fast forward a couple months, and Brownlee was at it again when it comes to milestones — this time on the hardwood.
Brownlee reached the 1,000-point milestone during the last week of the regular season in early February, all while once again helping her team fight for another West Division title.
The Lady Eagles, along with Cambria County Christian and Great Commission, finished tied with a 12-2 record atop the West. DuBois Christian (15-4 overall) ended up the third seed from the West based on tiebreakers and lost its opening game at the ACAA Tournament to Meadowbrook Christian School, 44-22.
Brownlee finished her standout career with 1,033 points and joins Amanda Orndorff as the only DCS girls to go over the 1,000-point mark. Brownlee put together four strong years on the hardwood at the varsity level to reach the milestone, something she never though she’d achieve.
She scored 208 points as a freshman and 223 as a sophomore. Her best scoring season came as a junior when she posted 307 points. Brownlee had 295 this past season.
“When I started, I hated basketball,” said Brownlee. “It took a lot of convincing to even get me to play. Somewhere along the line that drastically changed, and I enjoyed every practice and game.
“I never imagined I would get to this place, and it is exciting to reach this milestone. I have worked hard every practice and game to play well.”
As for being the first DCS athlete to reach both the 100-goal, 1,000-point milestones, Brownlee said it’s a special thing to accomplish.
“I love my school, and it’s an honor to represent them,” she said. “I am just so grateful for the opportunity to play sports for my school. They have given me what I need to succeed.
“I have loved every minute of playing for my school, and I’m so greatful to have reached these personal milestones.”
With DCS not offering spring sports, Browlee’s high school athletic career ended with her last basketball game.