Munir & Travis to make an impact for Steelers

12.01.2018

Dylan Travis will join the Steelers Men’s team for the 2018 season who are beginning to take shape under new head coach Luke Sunderland.

Travis a native of Omaha, Nebraska finished his college career at Florida Southern College in 2016. Travis got the chance to take on college powerhouse Duke and play current NBA players Brandon Ingram and Luke Kennard.

Coach Sunderland comments on signing Dylan:

'Dylan will be a great addition to our team for 2018 and just as good for the club as a whole. Dylan and I have been in contact for a number of years but the circumstances at both ends just haven't matched up until now. Coming from a very strong Junior College program at Iowa Central and into a Florida Southern team that won a D2 National Championship in his first season on the team, his a 6'3 shooting guard, a proven winner who went on to be successful playing in Germany before this season. He's a versatile player at both ends of the floor while his biggest strength is his outside shooting. With our current line-up of returning players and new additions his style of play will greatly suit our current personnel and most importantly the culture within the group. After watching Dylan's career up until this point and getting to know him I'm looking forward to him landing next week and hitting the floor with the rest of the team.' 

During his final college season Dylan averaged 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists a game whilst shooting over 40% from behind the 3 point line. This awarded Dylan with a number of honours in All-American teams, defensive player awards, player of the month and included the Pat McFadden Award Winner as Florida Southern College Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

When asked about what the Big V and fans can expect Dylan had this to say “I plan to bring a winning mentality, I’ve won an NCAA D2 championship at Florida Southern & and a Germán championship. The fans can expect some great outside shooting and playmaking ability for myself and teammates.” Dylan will not only be active on court but will be out and about in the community as he mentioned “ I can’t wait to get out in the community and be a positive role model while training kids the game of basketball”. 

For the Women’s program in 2018 the Steelers welcome Attirah Munir. Munir comes to the Steelers after spending 2017 playing in Europe at Malta and El Salvador. Attirah plans to bring a positive attitude to the roster as well as a needed strength inside. Attirah said “Fans can look for me to compete and enjoy the game. I’m also looking forward to getting to know the team and what we can accomplish together!” 

After speaking with coach Mark Holman he had this to say on the aqusition of Munir, “We’re really excited to have Attirah join us this year. She’ll had size and athleticism to our frontline, and her experience playing all over the world will be invaluable for our younger players. We were searching for not only a talented basketballer, but a high character person as well. I believe we’ve found both in Attirah and we think she’ll be very successful for our group this season. She cant get here soon enough !!” 

Attirah will be working with the WPBA community in facilitating development programs during the school term and will work with Dylan on our ever-growing and popular School Holiday Camps. Dylan will be arriving Mid January and will run a 2 day camp prior to the Australia day tournament whilst Attirah will arrive early February. 

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