BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University women’s basketball team picked up two more in-state recruits Friday when Lake Region’s Kelsey Winslow and Mt. Blue’s Amy Hilton paid their initial deposits to attend the school this fall.
Winslow, a 5-foot-9 small forward, averaged 12 points and 9.5 rebounds per game for her senior season for the Lakers of Naples. She played four seasons for the basketball team and plans to study occupational therapy at Husson.
“Kelsey is an athletic, undersized post player with some creative move. She helped lead Lake Region to the Class B state game this season,” Husson women’s basketball coach Kissy Walker said. “Kelsey is a smart player, and defensively drew all the tough defensive assignments for her team.”
Hilton, a point guard, averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 assists and 2.7 steals a game for the Cougars of Farmington.
“Amy is a quick, steady point guard who defensively can really pressure the ball. We look forward to working with Amy for the next four years teaching her to direct our offense,” Walker said.
Other Maine players also attending Husson next fall are Presque Isle’s Chandler Guerrette, Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln’s Taylor Blood, Jonesport-Beals’ Morgan Merchant, Piscataquis of Guilford’s Jessica Bell and Washburn’s Rayah Saucier.
Maine Maritime Academy senior Leah Jackson has been named the North Atlantic Conference’s player of the year and a member of the All-NAC first team.
Jackson, a catcher, ranks in the league’s top 10 for home runs (4), RBI (16), total bases (31), slugging percentage (.706) and walks (9).
The NAC’s coaches also named Castleton State (Vt.) College’s Taylor Lively its pitcher of the year and Ben Master of New England College (N.H.) its coach of the year. NEC’s Kiley Williams, a third baseman/outfielder, was named the rookie of the year.
Members of the league’s first team are: Castleton’s Jessica Babcock (third base) and Lively; UMaine-Farmington’s Kaitlyn Bartlett (first base/pitcher); Husson’s Courtney Hill (outfield), Aimee Mortensen (shortstop), and Lona Sargent (outfield); and MMA’s Jackson and Sabrina Keach (first base).
Members of the second team are: NEC’s Rebecca Allen (first base), Lyndon State’s Katie Davis (pitcher/outfield), Thomas College of Waterville’s Alyssa Eugley (shortstop) and Lauren Hachey (infield), Castleton’s Tori Fearon (outfield), UMF’s Amy Jones (infield), Johnson State’s Katja Langmaid (shortstop/outfield) and Husson’s Victoria Overlock and (third base) and Amanda Ryan (pitcher).
The University of Maine has designated Sunday as Little League Day for its America East game against Hartford. Youngsters who wear their Little League uniforms will be admitted free to the 1 p.m. contest at Mahaney Diamond in Orono.