The Thomas women's basketball team began to transform the culture of the program under new head coach Emily Cummins. The Terriers displayed a new toughness and competitive attitude on the court this season, and found themselves in games with some of the conference's top teams like Castleton and University of Maine at Farmington, as well as in a non-conference game versus Saint Joseph's College.
3-22 overall record, 2-16 conference record
With just three returning players from the 2013-14 season, Thomas brought in nearly a brand new roster for coach Cummins' first season on the bench. After a tough start to the season in the first three weeks, the Terriers got their first win under Cummins on their home floor after a 65-57 win over UMPI. After some tough losses, Thomas picked up their first conference win with a 75-24 thumping over Green Mountain. The Terriers would go on to complete the sweep of the Eagles, taking a close 48-44 victory on the road.
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BEST PERFORMER: Katie McAllister, Junior
McAllister started all 25 games at forward for Thomas, and averaged a career-best 11.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.4 minutes per game. The junior led the team in scoring and free throws made and was second in field goals made, rebounds and assists. The Pittston, Maine native had four double-doubles and scored in double-figures 14 times, including a six-game stretch in December/January and three straight to close out the season.
BEST BREAKOUT: Tess McClenahan, Sophomore
McClenahan became a full-time starter in 2014-15, starting all 25 games on the year for Thomas, averaging 30.5 minutes per game, along with 4.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and a team-best 1.6 assists per game.
BEST NEWCOMER: Jordan Agger-Barnes, Freshman
Agger-Barnes started 19 of 23 games she played in during the season, and led the Terriers with 6.8 rebounds per game, along with 6.8 points and a team-leading 77.6 percent clip at the foul line. Agger-Barnes had three double-double performances on the season, including a 19-point, 13-rebound effort in the season finale against Husson, and was named the Conference Rookie of the Week three times during the year.
BEST GAME: 65-57 win over the University of Maine at Presque Isle on December 13, 2014
Thomas collected win number one under head coach Emily Cummins, as the Terriers hold the Owls to 34.4 percent shooting from the field and just two three-pointers made in route to victory. McAllister had a team-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists while Ashleigh Gagne added in 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
OUTLOOK: The Terriers do not graduate any seniors from the roster, so heading into year two under coach Cummins they can begin to develop some consistency and improve going into the 2015-16 season.