HONOLULU (FIBA Oceania) – Guam Women’s National team member, Destiny Castro is turning heads in the Pacific West Conference with her record-breaking play and is looking forward to leading her country in the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa this year.
The Talofofo, Guam native is the fastest player to reach 1000 points in the Chaminade Silverswords basketball program history while also setting the record for career steals and game-high steals with eight.
“I am really happy with my accomplishments so far but my goal for my college career is to be the all-time scorer for the Chaminade program and hopefully we can also make the playoffs next year,” said the third-year Swords player.
Photo: Castro shooting a jumper (Photo from http://www.goswords.com)
The Swords are currently sporting a 6-18 record and will play Notre Dame de Namur on February 28.
The 21-year old guard also has her eyes set on the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa this July.
“I’m excited to go and showcase Guam’s talent and represent the people of Guam and the islands. I was around 14, 15 when I started playing for the national team,” she shared.
Guam failed to take home a medal in the previous iteration of the quadrennial event and will be raring to improve their standing in Samoa this July.
“I think we can get a medal this year, in the last Pacific Games we were a young team. The majority of that team will return for this year and I believe with the knowledge we learned in previous years we can perform better”
Photo : Castro shooting a jumper (from http://www.goswords.com)
Castro also noted the physicality of the region and believe Guam will be better equipped and prepared for the games.
“I have played in the past two Micronesian Games and also the South Pacific Games last 2015 in Papua New Guinea. The competition is good and very physical and we are definitely stronger this time and we look forward to competing again,” she said.
A burgeoning college career with huge dreams for Guam basketball, the young talented Castro is a player to watch out for in the Pacific and she is grateful for all the support she has received.
“I want to say thank you to everyone in Guam to my family, coaches and especially to my parents for supporting me and giving me the opportunity to study and play basketball,” Castro proudly stated.