Caroline Bornemann of Denmark (right) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Maine starting next season. Credit: Courtesy of University of Maine Athletics

The University of Maine women’s basketball team has again tapped into its European recruiting base.

Head coach Amy Vachon on Thursday announced the National Letter of Intent signing of Caroline Bornemann of Denmark.

The 5-foot-10 guard/forward will join the Black Bears program next fall.

“Caroline is a terrific person and an outstanding student. She also brings a lot of experience representing Denmark with the National Teams for a number of years,” Vachon said.

Bornemann, who hails from Horsholm, is a three-time member of Denmark’s national age-group teams who has made three appearances in the European Championships.

She averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds and connected on 45 percent of her 3-point attempts at the 2018 U18 European Championships. Bornemann also helped her club team win Cup Championships in 2018, when she was named the most valuable player, and 2020.

“Caroline is a versatile player with a very high basketball IQ. She can play multiple positions offensively and on the defensive end she is capable of guarding positions 1-4,” Vachon said.

Bornemann becomes the sixth member of UMaine’s 2020 recruiting class. The Black Bears previously announced the signings of 5-9 Mt. Blue High School guard Lexi Mittelstadt; 5-7 Spanish guard Alba Orois; 5-5 guard Olivia Rockwood of Windsor, Vermont; 6-foot forward Lara Sanchez of Spain; and 6-2 post player Katie White of La Plata, Maryland.

The participation of Bornemann and other National Letter of Intent signees is contingent upon their acceptance to UMaine and compliance with NCAA eligibility guidelines.

Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...