WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College Women's basketball team continued to grow during the 2013-14 season despite having an injury riddled year. Despite the setbacks, the Terriers made it to the NAC Quarterfinals for the seventh season in a row, led by first year Head Coach Dan Leland.
Averaging a team leading 9.9 PPG was sophomore forward, Katie McAllister, followed closely by Senior Elizabeth Goodall with 9.7 PPG, while sophomore Ashleigh Gagne had a team leading average of six rebounds per contest.
The Terriers first win of the season was against Lyndon State on December 6th when they were able to rally from behind to defeat the Hornets in conference play. Thomas also defeated Green Mountain twice and gained a win over Johnson State at home on December 7 to secure the eighth seed in the conference tournament.
Sophomore captain Emilee Reynolds sustained an injury in a game against Saint Joseph's that rendered her season. Before the setback, Reynolds was averaging 7.9 PPG.
Freshman forward Lexi Merrifield received an injury in the ninth game of the season, which sidelined her for the remainder of the year. Prior to the injury, Merrifield started in all nine games, totaling in 208 minutes, while averaging a team-high 11 points per contest.
The Terriers say farewell to seniors Goodall, Kate Thibodeau, and Morgan Hutchins, who were integral parts of the program for the last four years. The Red and Black will bring back nine returners, while looking to add a crop of recruits to supplement the squad.