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Thunder Women’s Basketball Announce Recruits for 2016-17

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016

Concordia Thunder Athletics and Thunder Women's Basketball Head Coach Robbie Valpreda are pleased to present the recruiting 'Class of 2016-17'.

Gracie Fox: 5’10 Guard, Harry Ainlay High School: Set to join the team is Gracie Fox, a very long and versatile Guard. “We are very excited to have Grace join our Thunder team for the upcoming season. Grace provides length and rebounding for us on the perimeter. I have had the pleasure of knowing Grace and her family for a long time,” said Coach Valpreda.

Gracie Fox 
Morgan Dool: 5’6 Guard, transfer from Red Deer College:  During her two years at RDC, Morgan averaged 10 ppg and shot 32% from the 3pt line. “Morgan has got some range and can definitley score the ball from the perimeter. She has the experience of playing in the conference already and we will look to her for leadership as well.”

Morgan Dool  

Allison Raitz: 5’9 Guard, Leduc Composite High School:  Allison is set to join the Thunder Women’s Basketball team from Leduc Comp. She played all three years on the senior team and this last year the Leduc Tigers completed their best season yet, finishing 5th in Division 1. “Allison has great footwork and strength. She comes from a well coached program at Leduc Composite and she was also part of Basketball Alberta’s “Targeted Athlete Strategy Program,” states Coach Valpreda.

Allison Raitz

Lise Heinricks: 5’6 PG/Guard, Strathcona Composite High School: Lise has great potential for the ACAC, coming from a basketball family and an excellent program and school at Scona.  “Lise has great fundamental skills and good basketball IQ. She competes hard and is an excellent all around athlete.”

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Jamie Shaigec: 5’10 Forward, transfer from Keyano College: Jamie will be joining the Thunder squad after a 1-year absence from ACAC competition. Jamie is a Forward who can shoot the ball well from 15 feet out and rebound under the rim. “Jamie is someone who we are excited to have. She has played in the league and understands the game. Her challenge will be to get used to the game again and the demands of being a student-athlete," concludes Coach Valpreda.

Jamie Shaigec