BANGOR, Maine — Twin sisters Kelsie and Kylie Richards of Corinna and Nokomis Regional High School are among the three latest recruits to join the Husson University women’s basketball program.
The two guards will be joined on coach Kissy Walker’s club next season by Samantha Bruce of Madison and Central Maine Community College of Auburn.
Kelsie Richards averaged 8.8 points points per game as a senior at Nokomis along with 2.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.5 steals per contest in helping the Warriors compile a 19-1 record and advance to the Eastern Maine Class B semifinals.
Kylie Richards averaged 6.9 points per game last winter as well as 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.6 steals. She was named to the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B all-defensive team as well as KVAC honorable mention team.
Bruce played in 31 games for Central Community College last season, averaging 10.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 73.9 percent from the free-throw line.
As a senior at Madison Area Memorial High School, the guard was named the 2013 Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and a 2013 Maine McDonald’s East-West Senior All-Star after leading the Bulldogs to the Western Maine Class C championship game.
Husson volleyball team adds 11
Rashelle Saucier of Washburn and Morgan Neill of Augusta are among 11 new players who will join the Husson University volleyball team this fall.
Also committing to join the Eagles this fall are Bailey Cote of Biddeford; Marissa Johnson of Russell, New York; Corinne Allen of Marlboro, New Jersey; Kayla Hannon of Salem, N.H.; Nia Arranaga of San Jose, California; Cheyenne Judd of Billerica, Massachusetts; Kaitlyn Carl of New Palestine, Indiana; Marissa Tautimer of Tuscon, Arizona; and Sarah Wilson of Dover, New Hampshire.
Lewis back in St. Joseph’s women’s lacrosse post
Rupert Lewis will return to his role as the head coach of the Saint Joseph’s College women’s lacrosse program next season, according to Brian Curtin, the school’s athletic administrator.
Lewis, the first head coach in the team’s history, played a significant role in lifting the former club program to NCAA Division III varsity status in 2008. He coached the Monks for their first two seasons, posting an 11-16 record, including 5-6 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play with tournament appearances both years.
Lewis returns to the post vacated by Amanda Cahoon, who compiled a 23-15 record in her two seasons at Saint Joseph’s. Last spring, Cahoon guided a senior-laden team that went 12-8 overall – 8-2 in GNAC play – and advanced to the conference championship game.
Lewis also will continue to serve as head coach of the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team for his 10th season this fall. The most successful skipper in Monks’ field hockey history, Lewis has a 100-64 career record and four North Atlantic Conference championship appearances along with a 39-8 in-conference mark for the last five seasons.
After playing in the NAC since 2008, the 2014 Monks will begin play this season in the GNAC, which will sponsor NCAA Division III field hockey for this first time.